An immersive choreographed art walk on the labyrinth. No skills necessary, materials will be provided. Participants walk to the center of the labyrinth carrying provided bags with light in them. The bags represent what a participant wants to let go of and what one wants to bring forth. One bag will be left in the center along a mandala pattern and the other one will be carried out.
Luminous Liminality allows us to journey the path of uncertainty together, acknowledging parts of us that no longer fit who we are and embracing parts of us that we would like to expand upon. This project will be ran by Kelley K. Quinn, with choreography by Candace Winters-March and videography by TNT video services.
What is Liminality?
Liminality is an anthropological term representing the sense of disorientation that occurs in the middle stage of a ritual when participants no longer hold their pre-ritual status but have not yet begun the transition to the status they will hold when the ritual is complete. During a ritual's liminal stage, participants "stand at the threshold" between their previous way of structuring identity, time or community, and a new way, which the ritual establishes.
During liminal stages, social hierarchies may be reversed or temporarily dissolved, continuity of old ways may become uncertain, and what was once taken for granted may be thrown into doubt. The dissolution of order during liminality creates a fluid, malleable situation that allows new customs and perspectives to become established. It serves as a powerful tool to promote change within the community. Common liminal transitions include baptisms, quinceraneras, bat and bar mitzvas, graduations, marriages, parenthood and career changes among others.
What is Lakeview Labyrinth? Lakeview Labyrinth is currently the largest seven-circuit prairie grass labyrinth in the country. It is approximately 230 feet in diameter and and is a half mile to the center, which includes a processional. Unlike a maze, the labyrinth is one continuous and circuitous path to the center. The paths are six feet wide and mown into existing prairie: sturdy shoes are recommended. Lakeview Labyrinth is a not for profit organization whose existence depends on donors and a partnership with Macomb Park District who maintains the property. The mission and vision of Lakeview Prairie Labyrinth is to provide wellness opportunities in our community and beyond. Lakeview Prairie Labyrinth is a consortium of dedicated experts committed to the practices of health and wellbeing in the community. We believe that quality of life and resilience can be enhanced through the inclusion and practice of techniques in the arts and health and wellness fields. Many different approaches can be learned by all ages. We believe there is no perfect practice, rather, our ability to adapt to the changes in our lives is improved when we have multiple tools for problem-solving.
The labyrinth is open to the public from dawn to dusk 365 days a year and provides community outreach through guided and unguided labyrinth walks, workshops and other events.