Originally created by dance artist / activist Lela Aisha Jones during the height of the pandemic, the Revival Walks brought healing, solace and joy to participants, as facilitators lifted up Afro-centric practices in order to rebalance our relationship to the natural world.
Join us once a month on a Saturday through October (except August) for a journey through Tacony Creek Park in the Olney neighborhood of Philadelphia where we will honor the sun, wind, trees, birds and nature.
Mama Carla will share stories illuminating our place in community with one another and with our natural environment.
Additional artists will bring their talents to add breadth and depth to the holistic engagement. Participants will also assist in removing trash along the way as an act of reciprocity to this important space.
Join us for one day or the full series below.
July 15th: Musician, Marquise Bradley. Self Care… How do we take care of ourselves? Following the path to help you take care of your physical and emotional life.
July 22nd: Samantha Suraugh, Yogi. Are you flexible? In order to live our lives in this world we have to learn to bend with the wind. Be bendable.
September 23rd: Laurel Sweeney, Gardener. What inspires you to greatness? Hear the story of how a walk turns into a garden.
October 14th : Melissa Talley, Dancer Extraordinaire. How do we keep the heart beating? We will explore the heartbeat of our existence, reciprocity and creation through movement. Accompanied by Matthew Palmer, Percussionist.