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Solstice Index   Rehearsal Night pix

2004 Winter
SolstiCelebration

with Photographs Copyright 2004 by JR Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Where does the tree end and the rainbows begin?

 

The sun gate dripping sunlight
in front of a screen flowing water.

 

Writing on the peace wall

 

Moonbeams dripping on a gathering crowd

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Buckets of flashlights donated by Green Mountain Energy Company

 

The Dreamsicles (Cary Cooper and Tom Prasada-Rao) played seating music.

 

Some of the Shamen People bless the crowd.

 

Carrying the river onstage — dancers and musicians
from Ragsat Aladeen and Constellation

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Swirling the river

 

a meander in the river

 

Facing the crowd in Even Tide

 

Yoga and chanting — Priya Yaga and
the Betwixt & Between Chorus

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Water Communion Ritual

 

Orange Pajamas and red shirt —
waiting in line for water communion

 

Tie-die Robes

 

Storytellers telling Stone Soup
Gene and Peggy Helmick-Richardson

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Freddy Jones with Long Horn and Short

 

part of the crowd in darkness

 

Honoring the Ancestors —
Kim Bold on Native American flute

 

Embracing the Darkness — Ritual Symbolic Solstice Passage
as tiny flashlights flash tiny spots of light into the coming season

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Return of the Light

 

Moonlight on the River with dancer Karen MacIntyre

 

on liquid wings

 

The Science Side of Metamorphosis
with storyteller Gene Helmick-Richardson

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Singing a final song —

 

Amy joins Annie Benjamin and the Grateful Life Choir.

 

Masked children and everybody joyous
goes out into the new year and season of light.
Face painting by Karen Weiss

 

Breaking through the web of sun rays

 

and Joyous through the moon gate

 

Dancing into the New Year

 

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by J R Compton.
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Rehearsal Night pix