Jeany MAMA LUNA Walker first came to Farmfest in 2002 where she has danced with many wonderful friends to many styles of music and did many workshops for kids in dyeing and music. She began dancing at age three and performed throughout her school years in musicals and at concerts. In Chicago, in a small venue where Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, BB King, Ike and Tina Turner played, she danced and was inspired; she performed with Steve Goodman and called a set for Louie Armstrong at age 16. Mama Luna performed in Costa Rica, danced in Brazil, performed in Trinidad and Germany (with Perry Robinson and Gerry Drums Achee) and in Canada solo. She danced in collectives, on stage in musical shows and festivals, facillitated and danced as part of sacred dance groups from many cultures.
As a Montessori teacher for many years she taught organic gardening and love of Dear Mother Earth, as well as dance ,singing, art, music, drama, construction, all academics, writing, healing arts, community and more to 2 &1/2 to 6 year olds. For almost 20 years she has performed and put together the Kids Concert ( featuring Madcat, Joe Reilly, DeDe Alder, Mr. Chris and many others) especially for toddlers and young children at Harvest Gathering.
Mama Luna Arts, her resist dye (including tie dye) business was started at the time of her exhibit of thirty big hangings and mobiles for the opening of the Centro Norte American Costaricense in San Jose Costa Rica. She has taught workshops in the US, Brazil and Canada on the Sacred Art of Dying to adults thru two year olds and families in schools(tie dye) and many outdoor festivals, and does custom work for many folks and artists.
Mama Luna is a mom of three daughters and gramma (Abuelita Luna, Ahma Luna) two boys and two girls. Joy!
Mama Luna will hold a number of dance workshops this year:
Mama Luna's Whirling Dervish Dance Meditation Workshop - Fri Sat Sun 10:20 Am Workshop at the Dance Pavillion with music by Madcat and Friends. Dance (meditation) for all ages! We will dance to many styles of music. If you want to dance all day and night without fatigue or always wanted to dance but just haven't been able to, come learn the simple technique of the Whirling Dervishes. All ages (we know this at birth). Dance easily to any music that moves you and be energized.
Saturday 5;00 pm Kids area Mama Luna, Madcat and Friends. Music songs and dancing for kids of all ages (including simple songs with hand motions for young children)
Sunday 4:00 pm Kids area - Mama Luna, Madcat and Friends. Living in the Universe on Planet Earth with Joy, Song and Dance. Plenty of songs with hand motions for young children of all ages in the womb to 100 years old or more. Bring your quiet drums and percussion instruments. Rejoice!