SNWMF 2018 will feature several dance
performances and workshops that will be fun and entertaining for
everyone! All of the performers listed will be showcased on the
"Solstice Stage" except where noted. Performances will take place during the day, both Saturday and Sunday. You can find the Solstice Stage on the vendor lawn next to the Dance Hall.
This is in addition to tons of fun stuff in the Kids Zone.
Here's the list of dance performances and workshops that will be conducted at SNWMF
Capoeira Agua De Beber Based in Sacramento, they have been teaching and performing capoeira and related folkloric arts from Brazil since 2000. Capoeira is a fusion between martial arts, acrobatics, dance and music. Using kicks, dodges and steps, cartwheels, and spins, the players engage in a dialog of movement. The music is led by a single stringed instrument called the Berimbau.
AM Yoga with Karen Small ~ More Shade Added for the AM Solstice Yoga SNWMF 2018! For over 15 years Karen has traveled across county to teach yoga at Sierra Nevada. Sierra Nevada World Music Festival is one of the very first festivals in the country to offer yoga! Each morning, we meet in unity and greet the solstice sun with breath and body movement. Solstice Yoga has a new location, across from the Food Court in the middle of Solstice lawn merchant area, and will include a larger shade canopy for 2018! ... Karen Small has been teaching yoga since 2002, met the national yoga teaching standards and is RYT200 Certified through the Yoga Alliance. Come as you are... bring a yoga mat, towel, water and a smile! Karen added "Kids Yoga" each day after the Solstice Yoga Practice located in the Kid's Zone.
Sacred Fire Dance Company Sacred Fire Dance Company provides world-class entertainment and dance shows specializing in fire and light. Shows include fun and energetic dances performed to live or recorded music, in flashy creative costuming, providing exciting photo opportunities, and a memorable experience. Having performed over 1000 shows for Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Japan, annually at the Oregon and California State Fairs, the Monroe County fair in Woodsfield, OH, Dire World Theme Park, Six Flags Fright Fest, SNWMF, corporate events, and over 15 years of experience, Sacred Fire Dance Company knows how to put on an exciting, epic, engaging, and really good show. Please join us for a fantastical journey into the illuminating world of fire and light. We hope you enjoy the show. sacredfiredance.com
Band director for Bloco Elektro Mike Scartezina had a vision. To create a Samba group that could rock house parties and shows. He has exstensive experience playing for years in the Bay area with members of Ile Aye, and Olodum, traveling to Brazil several times, doing Capoiera for seven years, SF carnival six years two of which played main stage. High Sierra, and Outside lands with Samba Stilt Circus and Wolfthump, also toured with Albino for two years and Afromassive for two years. Now its time to do his own thing. Bloco Elektro is a Nevada City based samba group with original arrangements. They play Samba Reggea, Batucada, 6/8, Samba Afro, Funk, Ijesha, Timbalada style. Its a roots tradition from Brazil to parade and rock the streets with just percussion and vocals. Look for them parading, playing stage shows, and rocking with the fire dancers.
Fools The Illuminated fools are a performance art troupe. Our troupe of skilled puppeteers have performed in Oregon and Northern California for over thirty years. Our Puppets are worn on the shoulders of our trained performers to give the illusion of “giants” presented as multi-cultural people. The puppets are all handmade and the wooden masks are hand carved by the founder and Master carver
Newmi. The Illuminated Fools have evolved over the years from small skit performers with social and political themes. To the improvisational fun, joy bringing group we are today. There are many children in the group and we attract children and people of all ages with our parades.
Bass Tone Slap African Drum and Dance Bass Tone Slap African Drum and Dance brings together dancers and drummers from across California. Our passion and reverence for West African dance and drum runs deep, and is plain to see in our joy-filled performances. Our audience can expect powerful, exhilarating drum rhythms and electrifying dancers showcasing traditional dances of Guinea, West Africa. We include a dance class at the end of each performance, so you too can feel the magic of moving to the driving rhythms of the drums. We give thanks to our teachers for sharing this treasured form of movement with us, and we invite our audience to share in it as well!