Women’s Ritual Dances

“…these women’s ritual dances are deeply spiritual. They are feminist in the way they provide women with a place of power, not ‘power-over’ but ‘power-from-within.’ They are an activist practice because the qualities they embody – connection, inclusiveness, balance, empathy, and mutuality — are the principles of a Partnership society… Each dance circle is an opportunity to practice being in community in a respectful and cooperative way, which can offer a profound source of healing.”

Women’s Ritual Dances: Secret Language of the Goddess by Laura Shannon

Dancing women of Chania, Crete, early 20th C.
Dancing women of Chania, Crete, early 20th C.

We’re performing!

House of Inanna will be bringing the bright colors and high energy of American Tribal Style® belly dance to the Coyote Valley Family Harvest Feast! Watch us “play the game” of group improvised synchronized ATS® belly dance!

We will be joining other international performers:

  • Akoma Arts & Drums – West African and African-American drumming and dance
  • Wings of Hundred Viet Dance Company – Traditional Vietnamese dance
  • Juvenile Mariachis – Mexican mariachi music and dance
  • Andy Z – Kid-friendly music & comedy
  • Kathak Dance with Madari – Traditional Indian dance and rock music

Come join this family-friendly event! Features will include:

  • Free admission
  • Tips on home gardening, farming & craft food
  • Cooking demonstrations led by expert local chefs
  • Food trucks featuring Santa Clara Valley-grown ingredients
  • Music & entertainment from around the world
  • Kid-friendly activities
  • Guided hikes through the scenic Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve — Coyote Valley features some of the last remaining farmland in Santa Clara County and vital habitat for endangered plants and animals
  • Free parking on-site
  • Free shuttle bus service from San Jose

Come early as it may get hot in the afternoon. There will be plenty of shade and fresh drinking water available on-site. Please bring a refillable water bottle, wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, and bring a wide-brimmed hat and sunscreen.

For more information see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coyote-valley-family-harvest-feast-tickets-25383720391