Etoile and Friends Belly Dancing
Etoile has gathered some of the best belly dancers in Kansas City and surrounding area to give us a demonstration of this beautiful and powerful form of expression. Many experts say belly dancing is the oldest form of dance, having roots in all ancient cultures from the orient to India to the mid-East. Probably the greatest misconception about belly dancing is that it is intended to entertain men. Instead, this ritualized expression has usually been performed for other women, generally during fertility rites or parties preparing a young woman for marriage. The dance often focuses upon isolating different parts of the body, moving them independently in sensuous patterns, weaving together the entire feminine form. Belly dancing is generally performed barefoot, thought by many to emphasize the intimate physical connection between the dancer, her expression, and Mother Earth.
Bran is a pagan bard who focuses his music on Peace, Nature, and storytelling. With guitar in hand, Bran crafts his unique, down-to-earth folk songs that aim to tell stories that are fun, inspiring, insightful, and ofttimes humorous.
From heart-felt songs of world peace, to earthy tunes of Nature; from lyrics telling epic myths and stories, to inspiring songs of mindfulness and the Buddha Dharma . . . there’s sure to be something in Bran’s music for any groovy, tree-huggin’, peace-lovin’ soul!
You can find all of Bran’s music, videos, info and more at https://paganbran.com/
Amtguard, Duchy of Centerpoint
Amtguard, Duchy of Centerpoint, will be conducting a all-day raid on the Pagan Picnic. Amtgard is a Live Action Roleplaying Game (LARP) centered around Medieval fighting and magic.
The Duchy of Centerpoint is the local group of players which meet at least once a week, Sunday at noon in Antioch Park. We are usually near shelter #2, but if you don’t see us there look around. We encourage you to participate in gaining some excellent physical activity, learning real world crafting skills, showing creative thinking during roleplaying and enjoying the first hand experiences only face to face camaraderie can bring. We have loaner equipment to help get you started, so come on out and give it a try. https://www.facebook.com/groups/CenterpointAmtgard/