THURSDAY, 9/28/17

3pm

Registration Opens! Arrive, set up camp, check into your room, maybe hit the pool to cool off after your drive.

6-7:30pm

Dinner in the Pavilion

8pm

Opening ritual

Meet under the wisdom tree.


FRIDAY, 9/29/17

8:30-10am

Breakfast in the Pavilion

10:30-11:30am - Workshops

Sensuality in Dance

Sydney Miles/Belladonna Atropa offers an accessible, basic technique class to add a little extra shimmy for beginners, where we'll be learning a simple, sensuously divine choreography that can be used at her second offering, Sacred Dance to Aphrodite. Meet in the Grand Theatre.

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Create your own copper Ankh

Sara offers: Honoring the power of the Egyptian symbol- the Ankh, we will create our own, with our passion and desire- as we explore the deeper meanings of the Ankh. Allowing our creativity to flow- we will form our Ankh and decorate them as we please. Materials provided- participants are welcome to bring anything they may wish to add. Meet at the Pavilion.

12-1:30pm

Lunch Break. 
(Please note: the meal plan does not include lunches.
Breakfasts and dinners only. You may bring coolers and make lunch with friends wherever you like).

1:30-2:30pm - Workshops

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In the Hut of Baba Yaga

Yeshe and Phoenix create a beautiful, haunting ceremony in honor of Baba Yaga. Her medicine can be bitter, but it is effective. Her wisdom is unarguable and universal, like the truth of a steely-eyed grandmother who has seen too much. Her gift is not always readily visible to the naked eye, but to the inner eye it is unmistakable. She is the ancient Maiden, the barren Mother, the sexy Crone- limitless in all her forms. She is Queen of the Forest and she welcomes you to her Chicken-Legged Hut. Do you dare taste what's cooking in her pot? Meet under the wisdom tree.

Radical Self-Love Moves Us

Come and join Tease Blossom, one of the premier movers, shakers, and creators from the South Bay as she leads a movement workshop focused on connecting with our radical selves and embracing more love for this body we exist in currently. This class is designed for all bodies - regardless of gender presentation, gender identity, dance experience, physical body limitations, or musical awareness abilities. Meet in the Grand Theatre.

3-4pm - Workshop

Sacred Dance to Aphrodite

Sydney Miles/Belladonna Atropa offers a Come-As-You-Are, Dance-As-You-Like group dance offered up to the Lady in Red. Meet in the Grand Theatre.

4-5pm - Workshop

Sigils in Motion: Merging Movement with Ritual

Ritual is a dynamic union of self and spirit, above and below - so why should it be static? Learn to incorporate movement into your ritual with focused intention and discover a much more powerful experience. We’ll look at the parts of various rituals from start to end, and how different sacred movements (gestures and dance steps) can be applied. Meet in the Grand Theatre.

6-7:30pm

Dinner in the Pavilion

8pm - Performance

Bellydance Extravaganza

Join Sydney Miles/Belladonna Atropa, Tempest, Tease Blossom, Bella D Dancer, Jill Baker, and Raqs Sharqi for an unforgettable night of magic in motion. Meet in the Grand Theatre.


SATURDAY, 9/30/17

8:30-10am

Breakfast in the Pavilion

10:30-11:30am - Workshops

Tranquil Sound Gardens

Tranquil Sound Gardens returns to Hexenfest with their Saturday morning sonic temple! Start your morning bathed in sound!

Wonderful for meditation, yoga, or play, this sound bath will wake you up gently and beautifully, giving you a musical tuneup to set a wonderful tone for the day. Meet in the Grand Theatre.

The Secret Country of Yourself

Jenya Turner Beachy teaches us about The Secret Country of Yourself, that most excellent (and terrifying!) place within you where your dreams, fantasies, and visions reside. In your inner Sanctuary, your Shadow House, your School, and your Temple, you embrace, confront, teach, learn and pray with the deepest parts of you. In this workshop, we will begin the journey that lasts a lifetime: the journey of self-discovery. Meet in the Pavilion.

12-1:30pm

Lunch Break. 
(Please note: the meal plan does not include lunches.
Breakfasts and dinners only. You may bring coolers and make lunch with friends wherever you like).

1:30-2:30pm - Workshop

Apotropaic Charms and Ghost Fences: Celtic Magics for Protection

Morpheus Ravenna presents: The Celtic cultures preserve a rich and ancient body of magical lore including a wealth of protective charms and spells. We find poetic charms and protective incantations, apotropaic devices and spirit traps, ghost fences and spirit guardians. These many forms draw on the traditions of poetic magics, spirit alliances, and the power of the Otherworld. This class draws knowledge from folk tradition, archaeological study, early literature, and personal experience, to explore tools and strategies for protective magic drawn from Celtic cultures.

2:30-3:45pm - Performance

Sharon Knight & Winter

Festival Favorites Sharon Knight and Winter are internationally touring musicians in the mythic-Celtic vein. Their penchant for combining fierce and gutsy bravado with ethereal beauty, a hearty dose of fantastical lyrics, and an obvious love of storytelling has inspired their own style, “Neofolk Romantique”. This often sound less Celtic and more “Folktales that ran away with the Faeries at the turn of the century and took cover in an old trunk bound for the circus, which was then commandeered by pirates.” Meet in the Grand Theatre.

4-5:15pm - Performance

Stellamara Acoustic Trio

Internationally acclaimed world music ensemble Stellamara premiers electro-acoustic sets emphasizing their signature passionate rhythms and eastern melodies with dramatic orchestral sections, otherworldly ambience and deep bass grooves. Meet in the Grand Theatre.

6-7:30pm

Dinner in the Pavilion

7:30-8:45 - Performance

Dogwood & Johnstone with Tempest

By their forces combined Dogwood & Johnstone make music meant to confound, delight, and infuriate in equal measure. Joining them at Hexenfest is gothic tribal dancer extraordinaire, Tempest. Meet in the Grand Theatre.
 

9:30-10:45 - Performance

Pandemonaeon

Captivated by the realms of myth and dream, Pandemonaeon fuses Celtic, Scandinavian, and Middle Eastern folk traditions with driving rock, powerful vocals, and metal accents, imbuing their songs with rich archetypal imagery and creating soundscapes both modern and timeless. At times haunting and stark, at times driving and passionate, the result is deeply evocative. Meet in the Grand Theatre.


SUNDAY, 10/1/17

10-11:30am

Brunch in the Pavilion

12-2pm

Clothing & Magical Wares Swap

Bring your stuff in good condition to trade! Meet in the Pavilion. All remnants will go to charity.

 

2pm

Closing Ritual

Meet under the wisdom tree

 

3pm

All depart