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Thursday, August 19, 2010

EarthDance Cebu 2010 Festival at Family Park

EarthDance Cebu 2010 Festival
I have been an environmentalist since College where I was actively participating organizations like RYLF (Renaissance Youth Leaders Forum), Solar Generation, Stand Up! Speak Out!, National MDG Summit and Pin Wheel for Peace where they help minimize Global Warming and promote a greener society. You can actually see the logos at the sidebar.

Now, that I am already residing in Cebu, I will continue and promote a greener place to everyone...because EarthDance 2010 will be in Cebu!

Below is the Official Press Release:

Cebu will be among the over 500 venues worldwide for this year's global synchronized festival for peace and the environment, the EarthDance 2010, on September 18-19 at the Family Park in Talamban, Cebu City.

This momentous event, aligned with the International Day of Peace, will be held simultaneously in 80 countries. In Manila, it will be held at the Bantayog ng Mga Bayani Memorial Center.

Conceived in 1996 with a vision to unite the whole world in peace through the universal platform of culture, art, dance and music, EarthDance is now the largest global synchronized music and peace event in the world.

The main highlight in EarthDance 2010 is the link-up of thousands of people around the world participating in a synchronized Prayer for Peace on Sunday the 19th at 7:00 am.

People from all walks of life are invited to the 2 days EarthDance Festival which this year bears the theme: "Embracing All Traditions".

EarthDance Logo

EarthDance Cebu 2010 Festival

EarthDance Cebu 2010 seeks to harmonize with this global platform to dissolve walls of separation and begin healing the spirit of the land.

Cebu's most talented musicians and artists have been invited to perform in this gathering for peace which will be aired live on electronic billboards in Cebu and online via www.earthdance.tv.

Activities lined up for this 32-hour experience include:
  • Interfaith Prayers
  • Interactive Art Installations
  • Drumming Circle
  • Traditional Indigenous Healing Therapies
  • Fire Dancing
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga
  • Children's Creative Space
  • Great Meditation Circle
  • Art Gallery
  • Eco-Wellness Workshops
There will also be peace and unity blessings by indigenous spiritual leaders, live DJs, world music performances and ethnic orchestra, healing workshops, rocket stove exhibit, composting and permaculture demonstrations, recyclable materials depot, all-day green market, natural body products to sample, yummy wholesome food and drinks, and much, much more.

The 2 days event is free of charge during the day on Saturday and Sunday. Ticket for the Dance Party on Saturday night are pegged at Php 75.00 (Php 50.00 for students) and available at Kukuk's Nest in Lahug and the CESDEV (Community Extension Services and Development) office at the University of Cebu main campus among other outlets.

EarthDance Cebu 2010 is held in partnership with the Cebu City Council, UC (University of Cebu) and Bigfoot Studios.

Ayala - Family Park Bicycle Rally

A bike rally starting from Ayala Center up to Family Park is also being cooked up as a prelude to the festivities.

"We are currently organizing for an electric jeepney, or E-Jeepney, in which Mayor Mike Rama can lead the bicycle rally from Ayala to Family Park, where the mayor will officially open the event," says, EarthDance Festival Director, Geoff 'JahFe' Holland.

The Green Guide to Cebu as well as the new Environmental Alliance in Cebu will be both officially launched during the EarthDance Festival.

EarthDance Cebu 2010 is part of a month-long celebration of peace and the environment, which includes an Interfaith Symposium on Peace on September 10 and a Peace Parade and Peace Festival at the Cebu Coliseum on September 25.

Guadalupe River Clean-Up

Aside from celebrating Mother Earth and World Peace, organizers and participants of EarthDance Cebu 2010 will go to Barangay Sapangdako on September 11 together with students from UC (University of Cebu) and several volunteers to help clean up the head of Guadalupe River and sort out the garbage for recycling.

Organizers, spearheaded by Sister Sandra from UC-CESDEV, plan a long-term clean-up effort for the river which includes tree planting. Interested to join in this sanitation drive may ring JahFe at 09172767812.

EarthDance Cebu 2010 is expected to draw a large crowd of peace-loving and environment-conscious Cebuanos as it promises 2 days of fun, music, art, culture, dance, ceremonies and green awareness to nurture the earth, mind, body and spirit.

"We will see the largest gathering of environment, community development, sustainable technology, organic farming and other NGOs together with government agencies and green business that Cebu City has ever seen," JahFe said.

Proceeds of EarthDance Cebu 2010 Festival will go to the Cebu City Task Force on Street Children and the BSAW (Barangay Sapangdako Association of Women) for the rehabilitationof the Guadalupe River.

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