Fire Dance Iceland
Fire Dance Iceland
Jul 16, 2021 – Jul 18, 2021
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FROM BRETT ALMOND – “I am really excited for the fourth Fire Dance to happen in Iceland in 2020. I hope you can be with us. Please reach out to me personally or to Anna, Sharon or Linda, if you would like to know more.”
“We have people coming in from all over the world to be with us, which fills me with awe and wonder. For me this year, I feel one theme of the dance will be “possibility” and breaking our beliefs and limitations, to open up whole new parts of ourselves and giving those parts a voice.”
FROM LINDA MJOLL STEFANSDOTTIR – “To be held in a Sacred Space and nurtured by a true community, whilst this Fire Dance Vision Quest was is in progress, was unlike anything I have ever experienced and something that I wholly recommend to anyone standing on the threshold of transformation.”
“This experience of the Fire Dance took me to another level, because in a state of fasting and movement/dancing alongside the beat of drums and 5 Fires, I found myself transported inside our land with all the magic that this entails.”
“Dancing” is a word for movement. Sometimes dancing is standing still or lying down by a fire. Sometimes it is explosive or expressive and creative. It is up to you how you create your dance.
The dance site is about an hour’s drive from Keflavik International Airport in Iceland.
This is an event from Friday noon to Sunday late afternoon. If you choose to dance the period of fasting is about 40 hours, from Friday afternoon until Sunday morning.
Fire Dance Iceland
Jul 16, 2021 – Jul 18, 2021
The coordinator for the Fire Dance is Sharon Kerr. Sharon can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to book your place, receive further information as it becomes available, or ask any questions please do get in touch.
THE FIRE DANCE
It would be wonderful to have you join us whether you choose to serve on the support crew or as a Dancer. The energy of this Ceremony is amazingly intense as we dance with 5 Fires inside of a Medicine Wheel. Dancers and crew alike will be transformed forever as the spirit of this dance moves through us and fans the fires in our hearts.
This is NOT a traditional Native American Ceremony. This Dance come from a time before the racial and religious barriers of the world existed. The infinite Circle of the Medicine Wheel predates man and we Dance to expand beyond form, dogma and criteria. We Dance to bring the wholeness back to the planet.
The origin of the dance, as told by Robbie Warren: “The Fire Dance was given to me in a vision while I was dancing the Women’s Web of Life Dance in 2009. The maker of the Elemental Dance Shawls, Patti McFee, had a dream that I was to dance the Fire Shawl. She brought it to me during the dance and I put it on and danced with the Grandmothers and the Fire and Spirit. I was told my life would never be the same!
“I was immediately transported to the center of a different arbor. This arbor had 5 fires and I started dancing there. There were Fires in each of the 4 Directions and a Spirit Fire inside the arbor. As I danced there Spirit shared with me the Fire Dance.
“It was 18 months before I spoke of this Vision of a Fire Dance, and another 18 months before I danced it in this reality. The Fire Dance was born 3 years exactly after the Vision. During those 3 years Spirit shed me of the things in my life that no longer served the higher purpose. Within 3 months my relationship of 8 years was over. During the following year I lost my home and a business and my beloved 4 leggeds. The things that do serve my higher good came into my life. My Spirit work, my new life partner, my new home, my new eyes to see the world. My life was completely transformed by the Fire and Spirit. Now I have danced with the Fire and have felt Spirit’s power move through the Fires and through me. All of this was to prepare me to step into the role of Chief of the Fire Dance.”
This Dance will ignite the passion and creativity within you to live your life fully as intended by Spirit. It will burn away the thing inside that blocks you and holds you back. The Firedance is about stepping into life fully and completely and the energy of this dance is incredibly powerful! We dance with 5 fires within a Medicine Wheel. The Spirit Keepers of the Directions are Dancing too! Spirit is Dancing in the Fire. It is tangible!
If you are called and if you are ready, the Fires are waiting………..and will forever be carried in your heart as a Fire Dancer!
Trai Hill: “It is time. Time to let the spark within our hearts grow and spread into a fire. Time to dance through that fire and let it burn away everything that does not serve us. Forged in heart-fire we re-emerge into the world and step fully into ourselves, ready to share the warmth and lead the way. Let’s DANCE!”
LOCATION & ACCOMMODATION
The dance is held at:
Skrautholar 4, 116 Kjalarnes, Iceland
For dance crew there is camping available on the grounds. You will need to bring a tent.
Or there are limited beds available in shared accommodation.
Fire Dancers will sleep in the Dance Arbor (bring what you need for personal comfort and sleeping). If you are dancing we have tents available, included in your dance fee, or you can use your own tent.
HOW MUCH IS IT?
(Pick one option):
1 DANCER $425 – $575 (50,000 – 70,000 ISK). You decide your level of donation.
2 CREW and bring your own tent $120 (14,500 ISK)
3 CREW with a bed in shared room (limited availability): $180 (22,000 ISK)
All the above include food for crew from Friday lunch to Sunday lunch.
It includes staying Friday and Saturday night.
There are no further costs unless you choose to stay extra nights outside of the dance.
Staying extra nights:
You are welcome to stay extra nights around the dance. In fact, it encouraged.
This money will be paid directly to Linda at Esjan. Not to the Fire Dance.
Please contact Linda on email@example.com for the costings. We hope to bring you more detail here soon too.
As a dancer you there is a tent if you need one, or you can bring your own, and you will sleep in the dance arbour space. You will need to bring your own sleeping gear.
The latest you can arrive is on the Friday at 12 noon. Dancers and Crew should arrive by Thursday evening if possible though; there is work to do in setting up the space and we would love you to be with us!
You are welcome to come earlier. Many will come earlier in the week. If you do you will need to arrange accommodation with Linda on firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to pay Linda directly for this.
Brandy Winn listens to the guidance of Spirit and the Ancestors in making the crew position requests. It is a beautiful and trusting experience.
Crew Positions are as follows:
* Dance Guardians - The Dance Guardians literally guard the energy of the dance. You manage and nurture the outside energy of the dance so that the dancers can feel safe on the inside to do their work. You will rattle, sing, help the dancers settle into their space, carry dancers if needed, watch over the dancers at night, “guard” the dancers between rounds and guide the dancers if they need to leave the arbor. When the dance guardians are working well the dancers feel safe. Please bring a rattle if you can.
* Fire Keepers – Literally tend the individual fires in the arbor, but also hold the spirit of the fire and the energy each fire represents.
* Drummers - The Drum Team drum from their heart. They also sing and keep the rhythm that “carries” the Dancers. They help with night watch too.
* Kitchen Angels - The Kitchen Angels nourish and nurture the crew with their cooking and food. You will prepare food from Friday until the feast on Sunday. You will be a team and you will be at the heart of the dance. And you will basically be worshiped for the work you do!
* Fire Mother – Holds the feminine space inside the Arbor and works directly with the Dancers as they process and Dance.
* Fire Father - Holds the masculine space inside the Arbor and works directly with the Dancers as they process and Dance.
* Wisdom Keepers - The Wisdom Keepers of the Dance sit at the edge of the arbor and hold the space of the ancient ones. They help with night watch too.
* Chief – The Chief is the leader of the dance and Keeper of the Vision. They watch over everything to create a sacred space and sacred ceremony so that the dancers can do whatever work it is they came to do.
All crew will be asked at various points in the dance to help watch over the dancers in breaks and at night.
A dance of this size takes a community to put it on. We would love to hear from you if you are able to help in any way. We are asking for help from the community in Iceland and from other countries.
Some of the things we would love help with are:
* Helping guests as they arrive from within and outside of the U.S. with lifts, advice, a bed for the night etc.
* Helping Ellen (at Sacred Grove) with any number of tasks that are needed in preparing Sacred Grove for all the visitors.
* Helping to buy food for the kitchen in advance of the dance.
* Helping to translate documents into different languages as needed.
* Helping to prepare the arbor and land in advance of the dance.
* Lending international dancers a tent and bedding for their dance.
* Helping buy supplies for the dance - like cornmeal, sage, tobacco etc.
* Sharing this dance on Facebook or personally inviting others (Click "Share" on this page and then click "Invite Friends" from the drop down), who you think might be interested.
Please do let Loye know at email@example.com if you are able to help in any way.
Look forward to seeing you in North Carolina!