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nd to see our lives and life choices from another life-form's perspective.
The LoveMatrix form for the DanseX 4 the Species is based on four movements - TEAM, ART, LOGIC and LOVE - to give dancers and their "species guides" a chance to focus on specific dimensions of ecological awareness and action. In the LoveMatrix - DanseX 4 the Species form, dancers may invite a different animal or plant to be their guide and partner in each of the movements of the dance, or they can dance with the same species in all 4 movements.
Of course some corporations have also demonstrated the power of team, even though their focus is often very destructive and dangerous for the biosphere. As Earth lovers, it is a crucial aspect of protecting the planet that we also come together to work as a team.
Profit obsessed advertising often abuses the communication arts used by humans and other species to destroy the biosphere. In these times, getting the dry information out there is usually not good enough to motivate change - serious info with a ingenious twist is easier hear and act on.
The Logic dimension is also an misty excursion into the future to see the domino effect of our eco-actions on life-forms and humans worldwide based on science, natural history and probability.
The LOVE dimension is also a realm to allow the energies and powers of our species guide, its family, the biosphere and the universal river of love to rejuvenate and nurture our body, mind and spirit.
By opening our hearts and minds to the possible perspectives of the other species and how their instincts, inner wisdoms and behaviors relate to TEAM, ART, LOGIC and LOVE in our lives, we have the chance to discover new ways to protect our priceless planet. Plus, once we have danced with and made love with our species guides, we can ask our guides to team up with us in our day-to-day work and actions to inspire and empower our Earth actions.
By the way, TEAM, ART, LOGIC and LOVE are also the basis for the ErthEros, a global environmental pledge project.
DX4S Music /
60-90 minutes of live or recorded music is needed for one DX4S dance. Although many styles of music might work for the DanseX 4 the Species, it is usually best if most of the music for the dance is a contemplative, quieter style music that supports the dancers as they are move around the area while and exploring the philosophical, erotic, subconscious, and ethereal realms. Mellow instrumental or acoustic music - either live or recorded - is good for this.
The DX4S dance has four movements. Each movement starts out with 2-5 minutes in which the dancers are moving slowly choosing a species guide for that section. These short segments at the beginning of the four movements are usually a quieter and more contemplative music. The remaining 10-15 minutes of each movement is for free-form dancing with the species guide and therefore has a more energetic style of music.
DX4S Materials /
All of the following materials are optional but can enhance the dance experience.
+ Pictures of various species to place around the room for dancers to refer to and/or to help them find a species guide. Nature magazines and nature education cards are good sources for these animal and plant pictures.
+ 4 small tables, clothe, objects, candles, flowers to decorate North, South, East and West in the room.
+ Sound system.
+ Musicians' instruments/ Drum/ Shakers.
+ Money collection system if applicable. [DanseX 4 the Species would greatly appreciate that you send 50 cents for every dancer in order to help support the world promotion of the DanseX 4 the Species.]
DX4S Event Sequence-Timeline
SETUP SPACE /(20-60 minutes)
+ Music system check.
+ Start nice background music to setup by and welcome dancers.
+ Nice tables and objects in four directions.
+ Pictures of various species on floor in a circle around the dance space.
+ Donation container with sign and/or collection center. [If you put on a DanseX 4 the Species that you charge for, please send us 50 cents for every dancer present to help support the DanseX 4 the Species organization.]
+ DanseX 4 the Species information table or location.
WELCOME - INTROS /(3-15 minutes)
Welcome dancers to the DanseX 4 the Species. For smaller groups, have dancers sit in a circle. If the group is small and you have plenty of time, invite each person to take a minute to introduce themselves. This also makes some time for late comers.
DX4S OVERVIEW /(7-15 minutes)
Describe the concept of the DX4S dance to the dancers. The sections called "DanseX 4 the Species/ CELEBRATING THE BIOSPHERE" and then "4 DIMENSIONS 4 MOVEMENTS" on this page can be used in this description.
Dancers may also be told that they can either dance alone (in a more contemplative exploration of one's relationship with their species guide), or, dance with other dancers (in an inter-species celebration and passionate exchange), or both.
LEAD THE DX4S DANCE /(60-90 minutes)
See DX4S CHOREOGRAPHY below for the description of the 4 movements of the LoveMatrix DanseX 4 the Species form.
AFTER DANCE WRAP-UP /(10-45 minutes)
Once the dance is complete, dancers may be invited to get together in small groups of 2-5 to celebrate the journey, tell others what they learned, discuss how to apply it to our lives, and talk about how to use what we learned to protect the biosphere. If you are a fan of the ErthEros, now would be a good time to describe it and invite others to join in.
4 DanseX 4 the Species MOVEMENTS
Even though the following is the recommended order of the 4 movements, it can be changed if desired. Although the guide has a number of things they need to say during the dance, most of the time during the dance there are no words spoken to allow the dancers to can go deeper into the visualizations, contemplations, playfulness, interactions between other dancers and "inter-species communications".
1ST MOVEMENT - "TEAM" /(12-20 minutes)
Start "walking" music. (1-5 minutes) Invite dancers to get up and walk in a circle as the slower intro music begins - or turn around in one place if the group is large. During this walking section, invite dancers to choose a species guide - either one that is in the cards and pictures (if available), one they have in mind or one that calls out to them. Ask dancers to invite that species to join them in the dance.
Dancers then invite their species guide to start communicating any ideas or wisdoms related to the TEAM dimension that might be beneficial in the dancer's life, for humanity or for the planet. An example of TEAM used by a specific animal or plant is a fun addition here. The invitation to one of the Directions (NORTH, SOUTH, EAST or WEST) to join in the dance may be included here as well.
Start "dancing" music. (10-15 minutes) As the more energetic music begins, invite dancers to dance go into a deeper dance and communication with their species guides. Invite dancers to dance around, explore the movements of their species guide and even the sounds the animal or plant might make.
The movement comes to closure as the music stops. Ringing a chime or playing a gong will take the group into a moment of silence to contemplate the gifts from this Dimension. It is important to have some means of bringing closure to each movement before starting the next dimension and its unique focus.
2ND MOVEMENT "ART" /(12-20")
Same as MOVEMENT 1 except comments relate to ART and the relevant Direction.
3RD MOVEMENT "LOGIC" /(12-20")
Same as MOVEMENT 1 except comments relate to LOGIC and the relevant Direction.
4TH MOVEMENT 4 "LOVE" /(12-20")
Same as MOVEMENT 1 except comments relate to LOVE and the relevant Direction.
Some ways to get people to your DanseX 4 the Species include getting out the posters, post to online calendars, newspaper calendars, bulletin boards, make phonecalls, send out a press release, contact other non-profit organizations and/or use local radio calendars.
The Third Saturday of each month at 4:00 PM is the un-official time and day for the DanseX 4 the Species dances around the world. However, local DanseX 4 the Species groups may change the day and time to suit their situation. For those communities that have not yet set up a formal dance location or meeting place yet, dancers are asked to meet on the South-East corner in their local town park on the first Saturday at 4:00 PM to find others who are interested in doing the DanseX 4 the Species.
All DanseX 4 the Species dancers are invited help spread the DanseX 4 the Species around the world in order to give others another way to connect with the ancient intelligence and ecological perspectives of the Earth's diverse and passionate life-forms. In this way it is hoped that there will be 4 THOUSAND and 4 MONTHLY DanseX 4 the Species around the world by 2014.
DanseX 4 the Species dancers are also welcome to develop DanseX 4 the Species forms - such as those that honor other philosophies and religions.
Although this DanseX 4 the Species website is still being developed, it is intended to be a place where you can get all the tools you need to start a DanseX 4 the Species.
DanseX 4 the Species is partly based on the ErthEros.org principles.
So if you love to dance and if you love our planet, join DanseX 4 the Species in bringing friends, associates and the world together to celebrate love on this planet, explore our sensual connections to others and other life-forms, and to discover new ways help protect our health, happiness and environment.
!! 4004 Dances 4 The Species By 2014 !!
The DanseX 4 the Species was based in part on the LoveMatrix#, species Eros and the ErthEros. Here is a little bit about those influences.
ErthEros is a call to all Earth lovers to unite in a goal to give 4% or more in time* and/or income back to the planet via the dimensions of TEAM, ART, LOGIC and LOVE to earn the best sex possible.
This erotic grassroots enviro-media action is seeking millions of individuals to sign and post the four ErthErosgoals in public by 2014.
Participants who meet their ErthEros goal get a monthly email with sexy stories, art and songs[mp3] "from the perspective of various life-forms of our planet and peoples of the future". These fun stories, art and songs [mp3] are called SpecieEros) and FutureEros}.
More info on the ErthEros is at WWW.ertheros.org.
Even though the specific results of our lifestyles, environmental and political actions are usually difficult to trace, it is crucial that we envision those results if we are to be motivated to take those actions. If advertisers can induce materialism using fantasy-world impossibilities... we can nurture enviro/political action using stories and songs based on real-world possibilities.
After all, taking care of the planet is more fun and more motivating if we understand the possible consciousness and perspective of the other life-forms and humans that share the planet with us. It is also more motivating if we can see how we are connected to them and how our actions effect them.
In many cases these perspectives of other life-forms and humans, and connections to these life-forms and humans are hard to see, therefore, it is often necessary to explore these realms using visualization and meta-physical journey.
All of the life-forms on our planet love to live… and live to love. If these species could thank us - and even kiss us - for our environmental actions that save their home and their lives, they probably would. SpecieEros) writers attempt to speak for these animals and planets in their stories and songs.
For more info on species Eros and to get SpecieEros) stories, art and songs as a reward for your environmental actions, check out the ErthEros.
DanseX 4 the Species - LoveMatrix Circle form. This is basically the LoveMatrix form done as a circle dance. Contact us for complete choreography.
DanseX 4 the Species - Seasons form. This is basically the LoveMatrix form done using the 4 Seasons as a the movements instead of Team, Art, Logic and Love. The focus is still on ecological perspective. Contact us for complete choreography.
Saturday is ErthEros/ DX4S Party Day: The first saturday of each month is ErthEros Party Day worldwide. Therefore, it is also a great day to have a DanseX 4 the Species. So consider inviting your friends,associates and community to a DanseX 4 the Species on the first saturday, and (if you want to) introduce the ErthErosat the end of the dance as well. Feel free tell us all about how your dance went on ErthEros Facebook!
As well as the Dance, consider including at least one focus environmental "party favor" at your dance. Examples include: having a letter writing campaign table, making flags, distributing membership info for your favorite enviro org, and teaching about efficiency actions such as using clotheslines and cleaning refrigerator coils.
DANCE LEADERS: Leaders are available to lead dances some around the country (especially if they find an ecologically responsible transportation option).
Since the DanseX 4 the Species is just getting started, we are asking people who want to network with other DX4S dancers to get together on the ErthErosGroup/ forum.
We welcome those who would like to join the DanseX 4 the Species team. Send us few words as to what aspect of the project you are interested in. Certificates of achievement will be given to accomplished volunteers. We will also be forming a board of directors.
DanseX 4 the Species has a need for team members who would like to help develop the DX4S strategies, PR, fun stuff, and web stuff. We also need help translating the DanseX 4 the Species into other languages!
To get DanseX 4 the Species t-shirts, tank tops, coffee mugs, mouse pads, notebooks, print or any other items please go to the EarthiE Store. Right now we only have one DanseX 4 the Species t-shirt in the store. However, it only takes a few minutes to add that design to one of the other CafePress products you will see in the store. Therefore, If you want us to create a CafePress product with the DanseX 4 the Species design for the EarthiE Store please tell us.
DX4S Dance Leaders /
If you are interested in getting help with learning how to lead DX4S, or if you would like the dance presented to a group or business along with the ErthEros concept, contact us via ErthEros Facebook.
Custom species Eros Songs /
We also compose and record Custom species Eros Songs. These custom songs "sung by one of the species" can be composed in various music styles depending on what you want - we tend to compose in a folky, balladic form. These songs journey into a deeper connection to the Earth and to specific life-forms on our planet. Tell us what species you want and whether it should be a male or female of that species - or if you want "planet Earth" to sing it. Also tell us for whom and what your custom species Eros song is for.
These custom songs make great birthday or wedding gifts, or, to give as a reward for someone's eco-actions, or, as an incentive. Or... if you want one written for yourself as a reward, we would love to do that too!! We have several fine men and women musicians who help us play and sing your custom song. Most of these fun, personalized songs are written for you by SE, the founder of ErthEros.
Prices for the custom species Eros songs on CD range from $35 to $350 depending on how much time you want us to put into the song.
Custom Flags/ Banners /
The DanseX 4 the Species ¤ artists can make a custom DanseX 4 the Species/ Green Flag for you if you need one for your event. We use a combination of screen-printing and hand painting to create some beautiful hand made flags, banners, and t-shirts. Prices range from $5 to $200 depending on the size and complexity.
if we use the earth's resources wisely, there will be no need for war. zia
we all live downstream
Brave Green World
Its Not That We Can Make A Difference, It'S That We Do Make A Difference Julia Butterfly Hill
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