New Mexico, USA, 2021
In this incredible moment in time, this great turning of the wheel, I am called to remember our beauty, to stand in sovereignty, and to activate through dance the sacred points in this sacred land that I have come to find myself in.
In every place, there are these points – where the charge is more powerful, the veil perhaps more thin, the doorway between worlds left open. In these sacred places we can allow our being to reach through the liminal space, to connect to the unseen mysteries, the etheric web that upholds the light in our world. In communing with this light through making our own individual medicine, whatever that may be ( medicines of dance, song, poetry, plant, elementals, dream ) we become a conduit for that light to channel through us. In activating these points, we knit a new mythology, and we raise humanity higher, together.
If we each, in our own way, return this land to the sacred, and return ourselves to the sacred, honoring our shared root, honoring the human and not the machine, honoring the practice of living in courage and not in fear, in freedom and not in bondage, in love and not hate, in unity and not division, we will rise, more empowered than ever.
This is an invitation.
Maré Hieronimus is an interdisciplinary dance artist creating ritually-grounded performance work that integrates her deep somatic sense, the creation of sacred space, and an honoring of the passages of life through a woman’s voice. Her life as a dance performance artist has taken her across the US, and to four continents. She is the recipient of a Playa Summer Lake Artist Fellowship, a Djerassi Artist in Residence, an E|MERGE Artist in Residence, and a Maryland State Arts Grant in Choreography. She has been a guest-teaching artist at Bucknell University, University of Maryland College Park and Long Island University, among other locations. Maré received her BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design, her MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence, and is a Certified Movement Analyst through the Laban Institute of Movement Studies. She is also a certified Hatha Yoga and Yin Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor, Postpartum Doula, and is always continuing her studies in earth wisdom with various teachers and healers. She recently relocated from New York City to New Mexico with her husband, documentary filmmaker Jeremy Frindel, and their son Dylan Rama. More at her Sacred Body website.