Herbal Compress Making
With Vanessa Hazzard
Herbal compresses combine aromatherapy, heat therapy, and herbalism in a fun and interactive workshop. Participants will how learn:
-Properties of medicinal herbs
-How to make herbal compresses
-How to massage yourself and friends using the herbal compresses
Each participant goes home with handmade herbal ball!
The Strange Art of Arson
With Monk E Burnswell
Participants are invited to actively create the
BE THE STRANGE Festival's Effigy as a group collaboration. This is a hands on workshop where we will be building a ceremonial effigy to Burn Saturday Night. Some hand tools will be supplied but excited participants are encourage to bring there own tools as well as burnable Project supplies outlined in the BURN LIST
Students will learn...
with David 'Diabolo' Ramsay
Come find a zen balance with gravity. A workshop for Balance & Juggling.
with Alexa le Fey
Throughout the ages, many cultures have attributed sacrosanctity towards people who identify their gender as between the dualities of masculine and feminine. Third gender peoples, also known as transgender peoples, have been called upon as healers, shamans, and spiritual workers of all kinds. All of humanity carries the energies of the masculine and feminine ourselves, mixing them in how we express our thoughts and feelings. Those who embody third genders take their expressions to the next level, removing themselves from the physical majority binary of male-bodied/female-bodied to glean and share perspectives that can only be attained outside of polar subjectives (such as male and female).
This workshop will take the form of a talk, followed by a discussion.
fire by friction
with Anthony Curry
Participants will learn the ancient techniques of gathering natural materials from their surroundings to make a bow-drill or hand-drill fire making kit. This is an essential tool for survival if you are stuck out in the wilderness with no supplies and you need to make a fire to survive or boil water. Different types of wood will be discussed for making the kits, and knowledge will be shared on the design of the kit as well as proper form and technique for making a fire by friction. This will be a hands on experience where everyone will get the opportunity to attempt to make a fire!
fire & flow
with Matthew James
Join the Burning Hearts to learn the basics of flow arts, utilizing poi, hula hoop, staff, fans and other unique toys. We may also cover the basics of fire spinning, teaching fire safety and how to get started properly.
With Rainbow Root & The Teknacolor Ninja
Ecstatic dance brings the spirit back to ancestral days of sacred dance. It is a moving meditation. We invite you to openly express yourself through movement, without fear of judgement or self-imposed restriction. Feel the music and move however the body dictates, don’t think, just feel. You will tap into realms you’ve not experienced and enable your mind and spirit to cleanse and transcend.
Ecstatic Dance is a community-wide event that will be held in at the Strange Stage on Saturday morning.
The history of breakbeats
With John Cole
Exploring the relationship between American, Jamaican and UK music from the 1970s onward in the context of electronic music.
twinning with mini hoops
With Cheryl Honchen
"Twinning" with twin minis will focus on off body hand hooping and tossing. I will cover simple moves for beginners and multiple intermediate and advanced moves to keep the interest of more practiced hoopers.
how to be a chaos faerie
with Alexa le Fey
Have you ever just wanted to cut entirely loose, losing your sense of self to your instincts and whims? Now's your chance! Learn how to channel the powers of Chaos and the Fay, and start leading a more interesting experience!
Life is a paradox, and we seek more and more contradictory ways of expressing ourselves. We will learn how to be by not being, and remember that not-knowing is the other half of the battle!
This will be a short talk/discussion lead by the Most Distinguished, Her Eminence Alexandra Entendre al Faeye, Mystical Mistress of Magical Misdirection, Mathemagician, and Keeper of the Sacred Chao. This talk is ideal for anyone who feels like they desire attention, are curious, loves contradiction, or are skeptical.
Note: Side effects include: exclamations of blissful ecstasy, speaking in tongues, doing the unexpected (even when that means being expected), the irresistible desire to run into crowds of people, celestial awakening, surprising devotion to multiple new ideas (which may contradict each other), and eye-opening experiences. Chaos is not for every one, please consult someone who has their sanity before use.
with Matt Vitale
Learn how to, and make your own mini-hats. We lay down the groundwork and supplies, you make your own mini-hats of varying styles. This is an advanced crafting workshop; beware of the hot glue gun! Mini-hat making takes some time, so be prompt and ready for some fun creative crafting! Fabric and accessory donations are greatly appreciated.
beginner fire fans
with Sam Delirium
Sam will cover the basics of fans, including different types and preferences, basic movements, flow, levels, planes, and play. She will cover spinning, isolations, transitions, and, if time allows, basic catches. Students should bring their own fans, if possible.
chant for healing