ON PAUSE for Rescheduling in 2023 – Planet JWOW Intrommersion Weekend at Earthdance

***At this time, we are rescheduling this epic offering from JWOW and Penny for a later date in 2023. Keep watch for future dates! ***

In this event, you’ll work directly with JWoW. to uplevel your ability to adapt to circumstances AND approach personal and environmental safety in an inclusionary and empowering way.  

DAY 1:  Pajama Jammy Jam through PLANET JWoW’s Temple of the Dancing Roots: People Gather in their Jammies to dance, CANnect, and donate. Bring your favorite jammies and as many non-perishable food item(s) as you can carry, and let’s rock out as the cans roll in for local families experiencing food-scarcity.

DAY 2:  Introductions to C.H.A.N.G.E. MatrixFor Beings Who Want Less Stress: Compost stressors into strengths that fuel a joyful resilience. Learn to adapt with greater ease — to dance with the rhythms of life – and to
respond with mindful intention to surprises when faced with safety and/or danger.

DAY 3:  Introductions to Being and Feeling SafeFor Beings in Tribalized Movement Cultures:
We’ll explore multiple ways to notice where safety can be lost; where danger can be mitigated; and what you can do to effectively support official procedures and policies, anywhere.

DAY 4:  Introductions to Being and Feeling SafeFor Gathering / Summit / Conference Organizers and Tribal Leaders: We’ll address shared concerns applicable across diverse gatherings in mainstream, marginalized, mountain/movement, and majickal communities. We’ll explore pillars and nuances of creating safer containers so that participants can more fully ease into experiences we’re all offering.

Planet JWOW Intrommersion Weekend PDF

*If you have attended a Touch & Play MA event, be sure to enjoy your Planet JWOW “Cherish Pricing” for attending this event.

Additionally, Planet JWOW is delighted to coordinate the following bonus invitations from Temple of the Dancing Roots exclusively for our Intrommersion Weekend participants:

THURSDAY NIGHT: Pajama Jammy Jam 7:30-11pm

A FansWithCans FunRaiser. Bring your favorite jammies and as many non-perishable
food item(s) as you can carry, and let’s rock out as the cans roll in for local families
experiencing food-scarcity. The community is invited to bring non-perishable food item(s) to be collected throughout our weekend together

FRIDAY NIGHT: PolyLongevity Q&A with Penny and JWoW. 7-9 pm

What gets to sustain a deeply loving polyamorous relationship over 31+ years? 

SATURDAY NIGHT: Dance Your Empower-MEANT 9-11 pm

Practice moving freely,  safely rooted in your power to influence worlds within and around you.  

BIOS

Penelope Olson

Penelope is a transformational consultant who helps people bring more awareness, alignment, and joy into their lives. She is a Certified Stress Management Consultant, has a Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology, and is the creator of The CHANGE Matrix System which helps folks find ways to compost their stress into strength. She loves to work with people who are ready to cultivate more engagement, flexibility, and fun in their lives.

JWoW.

With a fiery passion that surges through every heart-opening note, turn of phrase, and stroke of her/their paintbrush, JWoW. generates empowering music, soul mojucines, and business clarity that make a difference in multiple realms.

  • As a multi-instrumentalist, she/they have sung with Grammy winners such as Roberta Flack and Michael Mangini.  They’re a featured and solo artist on Shawna Carol’s internationally popular, Grammy-Candidate CD, Goddess Chant.  She/they also recorded CDs — Sketches and Breathe — of her/their original music.
  • As a consultant and speaker, her/their engagements range from tech trainings for the Pentagon; to inspiring speeches for community service students; to immersion classes for authors and entrepreneurs.
  • As a multi-media fine artist, JWoW.‘s stunning pieces are displayed in the homes of private collectors and have been sold by top American art and craft galleries.
  • As a shaman and author, she/they have been a contributor in multiple international best-selling books .
  • As a philanthropist, JWoW. founded the grassroots food abundance organization, Fans With Cans, which has fed over 170,000 families.

This drive toward conscious freedom is part of why JWoW.‘s life inspires others to define and design freedom for themselves.  It’s also woven into the foundation of Planet JWOW‘s cultural bridging teachings — the Global Culture and Languaging of Inclusion and Empower-meant — which focus on evolving intersectional divisiveness into diversiveness.

Ultimately, it’s JWoW’s love for living life out loud that consistently inspires those who engage with her to live life by her credo, “Everyday people making a difference – EVERY DAY.”

Archetypes & the Metamorphosis-Masquerade

Balinese Masks that will be used in this workshop
The Balinese Masks that will be used in this workshop.

When was the last time you transformed?  When was the last time you emerged as a Queen, or sat as a King then danced as a Clown? Transformation heals, inspires and teaches… especially when inspired by image, movement and Masks!

Akil Apollo Davis is offering a uniquely curated transformational mask workshop weekend: ¨Archetypes & the Metamorphosis-Masquerade.¨

Akil’s 15 years of experience in mask work and his masks will guide you into the exploration of your innate ability to transform within the work of archetypes. They will show you how these archetypes somatically live in your body, what gifts they offer you and how knowing them better can enhance your everyday life.

This auspicious weekend takes place just after the Dia De Los Muertos/Day Of The Dead celebration! Please join us!

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Schedule:

November 4th, Friday Afternoon Arrival – Dinner at 6pm

8:30pm – The Call – Akil will perform and then plant seeds for Archetype Mask work weekend. Evening embodiment with masks and music. 

November 5th, Saturday All Day – Archetype Mask lecture, embodiment, costume sharing and preparation, then in the evening the Metamorphosis-Masquerade! 

November 6th, Sunday Morning/Afternoon Embodiment – Integrating archetype work and preparing for returning home.

***Bring your personal costumes, accessories and accentuations in anticipation to fully transform and explore the archetypes within you! 

***Bring extra pieces if you want to support the activation and transformation of your fellow participants!

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE – REGISTER BELOW!

Tier One – Financially Wealthy: $800

Tier Two . Financially Abundant: $650

Tier Three – Financially Stable: $525

Tier Four – Financially Coping: $450

Equity and Access: Although Earthdance is not able to offer full scholarships for this event, we’re excited to offer up to 8 reduced Equity & Access Tickets to individuals who feel part of an underrepresented and/or marginalized groups and who have (ideally) not attended an Earthdance event before. We know that for those who come from marginalized populations showing up to spaces filled with primarily privileged groups can be a challenge, and can feel vulnerable. Please email us at programming@earthdance.net to apply for the Equity and Access ticket. Only 8 spots available at $325.

For those who do not identify as marginalized and are in a represented group, we invite you to stretch in your payment to help support creating a more diverse workshop experience for all. 

TO REGISTER: Send a PayPal payment with the tier amount that is suitable to your needs to paypalpayments@earthdance.net.

Once your PayPal payment is sent, PLEASE SEND an email to programming@earthdance.net with your contact information, payment amount, and any sleeping arrangements. We will send a welcome letter to the entire group with information around COVID, food allergies and ride shares once registration is closed.

Housing options:

Tickets include room at the Earthdance Dormitory and full board. The Gratitude Lodge (a.k.a. The Earthdance Dorm) is the main lodging facility. The lodging includes large and small rooms featuring dormitory-style bunks and beds (twin & queen size) and is included in the base event cost. Beds are available on a first come basis. Camping is also available with a $30 discount per night (be aware that the temperatures may be cold). 

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds available up to 14 days before the event less a $75 processing fee. 

No refunds will be available less than 14 days from the start of the event. 

Partial refunds might be given if a cancellation takes place under extenuating circumstances (e.g. a death of a 1st or 2nd degree family member, serious non-preventable illness or accident requiring hospitalization). Refunds in such cases remain at the discretion of the local organizers and will be decided on a case to case basis according to the time of the cancellation and other factors.

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Bio

Akil Apollo Davis with one of his Balinese Masks.
Akil Apollo Davis with a Balinese Mask.

Akil Apollo Davis is a full time Performing Artist and Theatre Professor.

Growing up with Hip-Hop dance in the everyday culture of Memphis TN (there were no “hip-hop dance classes”) and beginning theatre very early on (12 years old), He soon moved to New York City to study and earn his Bachelors in Theatre from the prestigious NYU TISCH School of the Arts. During that time his dance, music, and performance experience exploded and has since worked on many stages and in many classrooms.

He is the teacher of an extremely rare form of Mask work (only 4 human beings teach it) which has many references to Michael Chekhov acting technique. In this work original Masks are used to aid in transformation and are hand carved from wood, painted, and blessed by Balinese Mask-Making High Priests.

An avid and professional dancer, he has received extensive training in 4 different forms of Balinese dance, 3 forms of Thai Classical dance, Modern dance, Butoh, African, Ballet, Jazz, Kabuki, and Noh. Akil subsequently combined Balinese Thai Classical and Hip-hop to create a new dance form; which he has taught at Patravadi Theatre in Bangkok, Thailand.

He is a playwright, a rapper, novelist, a poet, a healer, director, artist, and choreographer.

Akil has taught Theatre and Dance all over America, in over 7 countries, 2 of which are regular and on-going (Bali and Thailand), and is now a Professor of Mask and Art Aesthetic at NYU and SUNY Purchase. He has trained with Brahmins in Bali and Monks in Thailand.

Akil has also created original meditations and spiritual practices, given many lectures (More popularly: The Zen of Alvin and the Chipmunks) and worked with psychologists at Pace University, University of Memphis, and NYU on emotional development, Suicide prevention and awareness. He works to bridge the gaps between classical/academic knowledge and esoteric philosophy.

AKIL APOLLO DAVIS: 
is offering a magical Balinese mask performance and introduction at Earthdance!

Friday, November 4, 2022 at 8:30pm

$15 – $40 sliding scale

In anticipation of the 

Archetype & the Metamorphosis-Masquerade workshop, the performance and intro are open to the public… There are STILL SPACES to attend the workshop Nov 4-6.

No registration necessary for performance, pay upon arrival, and only come if you are symptom-free.

Join this intimate group for a transformational process.