The MoonDance Community
In this section:
- MoonDance on Facebook
- Ballet Saamato, Conakry (Guinea, West Africa)
- Matoto Multicultural Arts Society
- Dounia Djembe
- Dancing on the Edge of a Dream
- KIVA.org MoonDance is a "loner", and is part of the Matoto Team
- African baskets (fair-trade from Ghana): email Lynn@MoonDanceArts.ca
- High-quality drum sales from Guinea: c/o Lynn@MoonDanceArts.ca
- Naby Camara
Our wider circle:
- Bopoma - Ted Wright
- O.U.R. Ecovillage
- Kali Yoga
- Dance Victoria
- Aromatherapy: email Lynn@MoonDanceArts.ca
- The Ramble
- Nowick Gray
- Hand Drum Rhythms (Jordan Hansen)
Left: Home to MoonDance's annual Summer kids' camp, Earth Dance, O.U.R. Ecovillage is a hub of creative community building and environmental stewardship. From an idea generated by Kata, one of our Camp leaders in '08, MoonDance and Kata partnered to donate a drum to the Community at the Ecovillage. A small gesture compared to the gifts the Ecovillage gives to our local community, and beyond!
What our students say
"How grateful I am for MoonDance!
I come in to the studio after a long day feeling drained and heavy, but it is never long before renewal and a sense of community erupt from dancing and drumming together. Inevitably, my whole self fills up, until i am almost bursting. What's even more is that when i walk home after all this i feel like a new creature... alive and alert again!
Thank you for sharing yourselves, your talents, your love and wisdom with us everytime!"
— A. Kruger, MoonDance student
Journey to Guinea
In December 08 / January 09, a group of 10 "MoonDancers" embarked on a journey to Conakry, which included drumming and dance (of course!) most of the day, as well as time spent helping build the school in Kubian, and personally delivering funds raised in Canada (see below), as well as other service work.
Please check back here, as well as www.balletsaamato.blogspot.com and www.Matoto.org, for photos and stories.
(see Photos page for photos of MoonDance's '08 and '05 trips to Guinea.)
We offset 59,000 lbs of carbon, the estimated amount of all of our flights, through Terra Pass. All of their projects are based in North America and one of three types: clean energy (wind), farm power (manure), and landfill gas capture.
Matoto Multicultural Arts Society
Matoto Multicultural Arts Society, after 10 years of direct funding and support for the school in Kubian, is now in partnership with Innovative Communities Organisation (ICO).