2017 Program

2017 Spiral Dance Program

38th Annual Spiral Dance |October 28th, 2017

The Spiral Dance is lovingly produced by a small, dedicated group of volunteers that work together in consensus process, all year long, holding the magic and weaving the spell through countless meetings and thousands of emails.

 

The Spiral Dance happens when a community comes together and joins in the making of the magic. A big thank you to everyone that volunteered this year!

Spiral Dance Cell

Ariel

Feather

Georgie Craig

Gwion Raven

Hilary Buffum

John Fox

Kim Chilvers

Max

Moss

Patti Davis

Preston Coyote Vargas

Riyana Sang

Robin Dolan

Snow Levy

Starhawk

Thibaut Hourteillan

Urania

Victoria Grace

Yule Danu

Altars

                            

    Cardinal Altars                             

 

North/Earth: Wisdom of the Planet and Those Before Us.

Christina Aanestad – Host
Michelle Boyle

 

South/Fire: Cleansing* Remembrance* Rebirth
Patti Davis – Host

Shannon Michelle Starr

East/Air: Teachings of the Butterfly
Dree Amandi – Host

 

West/Water: Raging Waters-Healing Waters
Christie Angelo – Host
Kristian EvansMelissa ZapadinskySusan BizacaNecromanteum :Temple of the Dead
Patricia Awen Fey O’Luanaigh – Host
Dominique Moselle Reminick

Indigo Ryan Warman
Jonathan Jay Levine

Front of House
Robin Dolan – Host
Briana
Florencia De Ibanez

Jacques Frechet
Stella Bay
    Side Altars

;
The Fey, The KontombleMonica Mody – Host
Lillie FalcoMegan Rose Woolever
Pentacle of the Great Turning
Teen Earth Magic
Rachel Yukimura-Host
George Franklin – Advisor 

 

Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Altar
Nef ‘ra Gordon – Host

Ms. Sarita Subra

Victoria Grace
 

Weaving:The Norns
Cassidy Wright – Host
Nic Rigoff

Theo Nichandros
Teaching Altar
Vacaville Community
Yule Danu – Host
Cauldra

Cindy C.

Donna Gayle
 In Memory of Those Killed by Law Enforcement
Rahula Janowksi – Host
Chuck Bohman
Natasha Janowski
 The Forgotten Dead
Bryan Hewitt – Host
Reclaiming East Bay/”Me Too”
Feather
Susala

Vibra
An Honoring Altar: First Responders
Patti Davis Co-Host
Shannon Michelle Starr- Co Host
Beloved  Animals
Brian Scarab – Host
Homeless
Patti Davis – Host
Altar of Transformation, Moving from Despair  to Action
Patricia Miller – Host

 

 

Anchors

Yule Danu- Coordinator, Anchor

Sucely Hernandez- Anchor

 

 

Band

Max -  Musical Director, Coordinator

Angelena Kyzar-Crowhurst

George Franklin

Wolfgang

 

 

Dragons

Snow Levy- Coordinator

Kali Shakti

Miriam Childs

 

 

Graces

Feather- Coordinator

Kim Chilvers- Coordinator

Annie-Rose London

Julie Oeffinger

Luke Burt

Marsha

Stella Bay

Vibra- ASL Grace

 

 

Logistics

Victoria Grace- Coordinator

Gary Jaron

 

 

Marketing

Riyana Sang- Coordinator

Georgie Craig

Gwion Raven

 

Photographers

Michael Rauner

Michael Starkman

 

 

Reading Names of the Beloved Dead

John Fox- Coordinator

Christina Aanested

Elaine Magree

Jim Haber

Mary (Mimi) Gamson

 

Ritualists

 

April Taylor – Elemental Dancer

Joli Bennet – Elemental Dancer

Maeve Dellert – Elemental Dancer

Zahna Simon – Elemental Dancer

 

 

Hilary Buffum – God Invocation Dancer

Mykel Mogg  – God Invocation Dancer

 

 

Laura Wyrd – The Norn, Verdani

Sefora Janel Ray – The Norn, Urd

Preston Coyote Vargas –Tending Urd

G. Ravyn Stanfield – Tending Skuld

 

 

Starhawk – Mighty Dead

Laura Maples – Ancestors

Irisanya Moon – Beloved Dead

 

 

Gwydion – Trance

Riyana – Trance

 

 

Cassidy Wright – Weaver in the Center

Nic Rogoff – Weaver in the Center

 

 

Phoenix La Fae – Head of Spiral

 

Singers

 

Max- Musical Director, Coordinator

Andrea Livingston

Donna Isler

Eileen Hazel

Ingrid Pollyak

Jamie Robertson

Judy Freeman

Kaeli Kmo Valkyrie

Kimba Theurich

Lynn Orlando

Randy Ellen Blaustein

Robin Dolan

Tigris Dancing Joy

Wesley Haire

 

 

Stage Management

Georgie Craig- Stage Manager

Gary Jaron- Microphones

Niki Shapiro – Assistant Stage Mananger

 Ivory Fly  – Spotlights
Brendan Lee – Lighting design

 

Technical and Audio/Visual/Lighting

Thibaut Hourteillan-Coordinator

Jamie Lantz

 

 

 

Apologies for anyone inadvertently left out or left in, and for misspellings of names!!!


  • 2017 Intention

    Riding the knife's edge of history, we face the great challenge of this present moment; to step off the old path and weave futures of strength and joy with the dead and the generations to come.

  • Admission

    This ritual is Bay Area Reclaiming’s largest fundraiser for the year, and supports many of our other activities, courses, ritual, and resources.

    It takes about $15,000 to put on this community event, so we appreciate your support.

    Regular Admission – $25.00-$150.00

    Special Needs, Youth (12-17), and Seniors (65+) can buy tickets for only – $18.00

    Children under 12 years old are welcomed at no charge with a paid admission

    For Regular Admission, enter whatever amount you can want to pay within that range. Please consider giving more, as this is a fundraiser. This also allows us to get others in for a discount.

    NO ONE IS TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS.

    Spiral Dance tickets will be sold at the door from 6pm to 7pm the day of the event. If you can only give a little, please come to the door and we’ll be happy to work with you.

    If you have have questions about tickets and cannot find the answer to those questions on this website - please email spiraldancetix@gmail.com

  • When and where

    The Spiral Dance has moved to the East Bay and will be held at the Richmond Convention Center, Richmond California. We’re excited to open up to this new community.

    The Spiral Dance is Saturday, October 28th, 2017.

    Doors open for Altar viewing and the reading of the Names of The Beloved Dead at 6pm.

    Ritual begins promptly at 7pm


  • Photography on this site

    Clicking on photographs will bring up a larger version. Please do not use the images you find on this site without permission. We are grateful to the amazing photographers who have allowed us to use their work here, please visit them online at:

    Richard Man, ImageCraft

    Michael Rauner Photography

    Michael Starkman Photography