A Dance & Healing Arts Campout
June 24th to June 27th
SPONSORED BY FOUNDATION OF LIGHT, LUNARINA & BEYOND
Our Origin Story
Mythaca has emerged out of the Ithaca Dance Gathering at Arnot Forest, held in June for the past 30 years. This community-generated gathering has highlighted Dances of Universal Peace, and more recently, other conscious dance forms such as Ecstatic Dance, Five Rhythms and Contact Improv. It has also included musical performances, flow arts, healing arts, earth arts, Kirtan and community sings. It has been a model for other shared-creation, egalitarian events across the country.
In 2019, the Mythaca Men’s Fest was added with roots in earlier Ithaca Men’s Fests at Arnot. While the Ithaca Dance Gathering has taken a1-year hiatus during the pandemic, the Mythaca theme has continued to grow, with Ithacans and friends collaborating to create this year’s adventure. With the various elemental offerings of the past, we’re growing with "Red Tent” for women+, workshops for non-binary folks and members of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies, and talks on anti-racist actions, supporting racial, social healing and justice within our communities.
We hope you're just as excited as we are to reEMERGE with Mythaca 2021! Any contributions such as work-exchange, volunteering & donations - are accepted & appreciated. Additionally, healing practitioners and other vendors/service providers are encouraged to apply. Visit our Participate page for more details.
See you SOON!
The Mythaca Team
Arnot Forest is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York State, and the United States of America. We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ people, past and present, to these lands and waters. This land acknowledgment has been reviewed and approved by the traditional Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ leadership.