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Monday, February 25, 2013

from a sister of Idisi- Mary Elizabeth


Feb 24 2013

Last night, I caught the show, Nexus: Transitions of the Heart on the Centennial Show Boat down on the River. Dayna Wolter and The Idisi collaborated with other local artists to create a showcase in part Spiritual Cabaret, part Performance Ritual, all orchestrated to move the spirit of the audience as a whole and the individual soul of each audience member. It was truly a sonic journey into the collective unconscious, through the beautiful imperfections of live human performance, designed to release the adhesions of your spiritual fascia by shifting the internal perspective from grief to hope.

These women, these glorious and brave women, came together to raise their voices for you, for me, for all the beings of this planet, and for the earth, herself. They called to them those who can speak without words to join them; the drummers, the dancers, the strummers and the plinkers, all to share in the subatomic shifting of each being by subtly rearranging our frequencies to resonate with The Song of the Universe.

They reminded us all : You are here to bring forth from within yourself all the wild and raging beauty of your soul and leave your creative mark in this life. Every single one of us is here to share the glittering brilliance of our vision of life, of our voice, with one another. May you be willing to be even a quarter as fierce as these women and trust that you are here to more than a cog in the machine of modern life.

With voices strong, they unbound our societal and self-induced constrictions.

With voices strong, they bound us to the Oran Mor.

These Brave Women.

These Fiercely Loving Women.

The Idisi.

-reprinted with permission of Mary Elizabeth-

Monday, February 18, 2013

From Dayna Jean

Well…we came through the much hyped “End of the World in 2012” business as intact as we could be, some more than others, some less.  I hope this finds you regrouping and making the most out of each day…that is what we are charged to do.

As some of you may or may not know, I have had a very rough time of the transitions between the Worlds, as it were. Much grief and loss as well as reaching an age where all the desires, plans, dreams etc… I have been making since I was 8 are thrust in my face and I am asked to look at “what do you REALLY want your life to Be?” Some of that is very hard, hard deep “stuff”to dig through… and I am fighting a lot of it daily…hoping I can be brave enough to surrender where I need to and be in ease about it all.. I look around and see many of my dearhearts/circles fighting the same battle…so how to help?

Create something, of course.So…. I invite you to join The Idisi for “Nexus: Transitions of the Heart”

I have had the privilege of creating The Idisi with an enormously brave and powerful collection of souls. We have been hard at work the last 3.5 years learning about ourselves as women, singers, and humans; about the power of the voice as a healing tool; and the amazing results of holding space for the community at large.
 
As with last year’s production, much of our work is culminating in our 2nd Annual premiere concert to be held
Saturday, February, 23th 2013 on the Minnesota Centennial Showboat.

We are elated to be holding this even on the Showboat with its rich history of theater and art, and most excited because we will be performing ON the Mississippi River, which is such a vital source of water for the United States at large, and its far reaching effects.

Our show brings attention to Transitions, a time of Critical Juncture for us all as individuals, and as a global community, We can all bear witness that a change is no longer coming, it is here…and it is now time to choose…are we remaining in the comfortable zone, or are we embracing our fears and taking a leap toward what we desire to Be, no matter how terrified we are of Change?

Joining us on the stage again members of Atomic Lotus Dance Company, dancers Derek Phillips and Adrienne Ebun, musicians: Joel Burks, Scott Keever, Jenny Klukken, Thomas Nuendel,  as well as several members of the Women's Drum Center.

For more
information about some of our collaborative guests:

DrumHeart
http://www.womensdrumcenter.org/wdc/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=88&Itemid=79

Scott Keever and Pirates of Dreamtime
http://www.reverbnation.com/scottkeever

https://soundcloud.com/pirates-of-dreamtime

The theater holds 220 seats and we have about 140  seats remaining, so be sure to book your tickets asap. There is not a bad seat in the house, and the space itself is gorgeous! Here is the ticket link
http://www.riverrides.com/pages/public/idisinexus.html

 
I am so grateful for the support many of you have giving to me and my musical endeavors over the years. I have been blessed to work with so many talented artists, and they enriched my life in infinite ways. And I know now that all of that experience was to prepare me to teach these women, to learn from these sisters- of -my- heart, and for us to make a joyful noise, and yes, even terrible noises..lol..but in essence, if you could count yourselves among the souls we are singing for on the 23th, I would be so very grateful. I know some of you are out of town, and I promise it will be a journey worth taking.

These women have worked through so much of their own journey to present this program...and I know it will be something you will walk away from transformed, and at the very least, with an open -heart about your life and what is possible.

And those of you not in the Twin Cities, MN area...if you could think of us on the niight of our show...and lend us your energy for creating sacred space to do this work, we would be so grateful....


Be well and in Joy, Namaste'

Dayna Jean Wolter
www.theidisi.com

Monday, February 4, 2013

Tickets available for The Idisi on the Showboat Show Feb 23 2013!

Tickets for The Idisi show....Nexus:Transitions of the Heart -Feb 23, 2013

Weaving the sonic vibrations of Life into a community ceremony that explores the transitions of the individual and the collective, The Idisi will engage your spirit, challenge your comfort zones, and rally your soul to take action in your world.

At this critical juncture in Time, come and transform your fears into joys, your dreams into realities
...all in one beautiful evening of sound, movement, and sharing.


Special appearances by members of the Women’s Drum Center, Scott Keever, Joel Burks, many dancers, sprinkles of beauty-makers, and a lot of wyld folk.

Join The Idisi and friends on a journey through a tipping point of human consciousness.

An experience not to be missed!

Seating is limited, so get your tickets now.

~A Cerulean River Productions and The Idisi Event~