Dance Company + Record Label + Liberation Garden

HAUS OF GLITTER SOUNDBATHS + MEDITATIONS

The Haus of Glitter releases a new soundbath meditation to celebrate the start of each season — an invitation to breathe (and take mental health walks if you can // want to) alone, with an elder, with a neighbor, with a friend, and/or with a family member!


This project is a love letter to our bodies + our community + our history, brought to you by The Haus of Glitter Dance Company + Performance Lab and our PARKIST Artist Residency with the Providence Parks Dept. + The Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism.

OCEAN BREATH (SUMMER 2021)

“OCEAN RISING // OCEAN DREAMS” is a Summer Solstice Soundbath Meditation produced by AM., released on the Haus Of Glitter Record Label, now available on all major music platforms!


This soundbath meditation is a sneak preview of our activist dance opera, "The Historical Fantasy of Esek Hopkins." Click HERE to learn more about our historical intervention at the former home of Esek Hopkins, commander of the slaveship, "Sally."

OCEAN RISING // OCEAN DREAMS (SPRING 2021)

The Haus of Glitter is sharing a "BEFORE YOU LISTEN // WALK" series on INSTAGRAM + FACEBOOK with an intro + brief guided meditation to listen to every time you listen / walk to this soundbath.

In honor of the Spring Equinox, Haus of Glitter has released a new meditation track — a new invitation to breathe (and take mental health walks if you can // want to) by yourself, with an elder, with a neighbor, with a friend, and/or with a family member!


“OCEAN RISING // OCEAN DREAMS” is a Spring Equinox Soundbath produced by AM., released on the Haus Of Glitter Record Label, now available on all major music platforms!


This sound bath is a sneak preview of our album // performance // historical intervention project: The Historical Fantasy of Esek Hopkins: a Multimedia Dance Concert + Graphic Novel + Curriculum + Community Ritual. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE IT HAPPEN! Click HERE to make a donation, learn more and help us spread the word!


Music + Creative Direction: AM. (Anthony Andrade) - IG: @am.period

Production Design: Matt Garza - IG: @garzasmash

Illustration: Nasirah Dupont - IG: @siinyx

Production + Record Label: The Haus of Glitter Performance Lab @theglittergoddesses


ALSO, you can find our FREE virtual Glitter Goddess YOGA offerings HERE!


This album + invitation is a love letter to our bodies + our community + our history, brought to you by The Haus of Glitter Dance Company + Performance Lab and our PARKIST Artist Residency with the Providence Parks Dept. + The Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism.

WINTER

(WALKING)

MEDITATIONS

INSTRUMENTAL + GUIDED MEDITATIONS:

A WINTER BLESSING

TAKE A WALK IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

TAKE A WANDERING WALK

TAKE A WALK TO BE WITH NATURE

239 OXFORD ST.

BONUS: BLACK + BROWN FRIDAY


SOUTHSIDE WALKING TOURS + RESOURCES


For each instrumental meditation track, we are also posting a "BEFORE YOU LISTEN" series on INSTAGRAM + FACEBOOK with an intro + brief guided meditation to listen to before you listen / walk to each track.

The Haus of Glitter is excited to share our WINTER (WALKING) MEDITATIONS ALBUM: a five-week invitation for BIPOC + our allies to get bundled up and keep walking + breathing outside for our mental health. With original instrumental music by AM., Anthony Andrade, one of Providence's 2020 Creative Community Health Worker Fellows, The Haus of Glitter will begin releasing this series of 6 (walking) meditations on Dec 21: the Winter Solstice // The Great Conjunction! As it gets colder and we become more isolated, it’s more important than ever for us to ground in the strength of community mental health. Repeat these meditations as often as you like -- take a walk alone; walk with (chosen) family, housemates or neighbors; schedule phone call or physical distance walk n talks with a friend or colleague and listen to one of our meditations before your meeting/catch up sesh; stay home and breathe from the comfort of a chair, your bed, or the floor! There's no wrong way to experience this album!


Please use #winterwalkingmeditations on facebook and instagram to share your journey and invite your family, neighbors, friends, coworkers and community to breathe with us during this winter season.


Music + Creative Direction: AM. (Anthony Andrade) - IG: @am.period

Production Design + Cello: Matt Garza - IG: @garzasmash

Illustration: Nasirah Dupont - IG: @siinyx

Production + Record Label: The Haus of Glitter Performance Lab @theglittergoddesses


ALSO, you can find our FREE virtual Glitter Goddess YOGA offerings HERE!


This album + invitation is a love letter to our bodies + our community + our history, brought to you by The Haus of Glitter Performance Lab + Movement Education Outdoors + The Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism + The Providence Parks Department + The South Providence Library + Providence Community Libraries + The Partnership for Providence Parks + Providence Safe Streets Coalition + People for Bikes. We are so grateful to Dr. Dannie Ritchie of Community Health Innovations of Rhode Island, the Creative Community Health Worker Fellowship Residency, and our PARKIST Artist Residency with the Providence Parks Dept.

239 OXFORD STREET - 1/17/20

Click HERE to listen to the BEFORE YOU LISTEN Guided Meditation for this track

This is the fifth and final new meditation in the Haus of Glitter's Winter (Walking) Meditations Album. We hope you will revisit these meditations whenever they call to you. For this mediation, if you live in Rhode Island, we invite you to go to 239 Oxford Street in Providence for this meditation walk around the block! Feel free to take laps around the block to our full album and check out the resources below to research the neighborhood's history before you go. If you do not live in Rhode Island, go somewhere in your city where you can walk in laps, in circles or around the block over and over again.

Whether you choose to walk or listen from home, this meditation is an invitation to think about the cycles, the patterns, the rhythms around us. How does it feel to be in a rhythm? How does it feel to be out of rhythm? What patterns are showing up in our lives? What patterns are showing up in humanity? In the natural world around us? How can we take care of our selves and our community with this divine intelligence?

Please use #winterwalkingmeditations on facebook and instagram to share your journey and invite your family, neighbors, friends, coworkers and community to breathe with us during this Winter season.

TAKE A WALK TO BE WITH NATURE - 1/10/20

Click HERE to listen to the BEFORE YOU LISTEN Guided Meditation for this track

Our fourth meditation, "To Be With Nature" is an invitation to walk with the intention of connecting with Nature. This could mean driving to a hiking trail; walking to nearby water; connecting with the trees on your street or growing around your living space; or focusing on the veins on an individual leaf; or whatever you feel called to connect with in the natural world -- earth, water, wind, the sky.

Whether you choose to walk or listen from home, notice what comes up for you as you connect with earth. How can you be held by earth's wisdom? What did your ancestors do to connect with earth? How can you take better care of the earth today? How can you take better care of the earth this year? How can you incorporate nature's wisdom into your practice more often?

Please use #winterwalkingmeditations on facebook and instagram to share your journey and invite your family, neighbors, friends, coworkers and community to breathe with us during this Winter season.

TAKE A WANDERING WALK - 1/3/20

Click HERE to listen to the BEFORE YOU LISTEN Guided Meditation for this track

Our third meditation, "Take A Wandering Walk Anywhere" is an invitation to go wherever you feel called, even if it means driving somewhere just to walk; starting to walk without a destination in mind; or building a cozy fort in the living room. If you do decide to wander walk, don't forget to charge your phone!

Whether you choose to walk or listen from home, notice what comes up for you as you wander. Does it feel comfortable or uncomfortable? Let yourself feel however it feels to wander; to let your direction come from what your body needs; from what you need; from what our community needs. What can we do this week to embrace curiosity and re-organize around our needs?

Please use #winterwalkingmeditations on facebook and instagram to share your journey and invite your family, neighbors, friends, coworkers and community to breathe with us during this Winter season.

TAKE A WALK IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD - 12/29/20

THE FULL COLD MOON

Click HERE to listen to the BEFORE YOU LISTEN Guided Meditation for this track

Our second meditation, "Take A Walk In Your Neighborhood" is an invitation to reflect on the layers of history that we exist in on a daily basis. Whose history has been preserved in your neighborhood? How did you get to this neighborhood? Do you have a legacy in this neighborhood?

Whether you choose to walk or listen from home, remember what your home looked like last summer. What did your street look like a year ago? What did your block look like 5 years ago? Like a timeline slowly rewinding, continue to imagine and eventually, fantasize, about what your home, your street, your block might have looked like -- think back to the 90's, the 70's, the 50's, the 20's, the 1800's, during colonization, before colonization, and even before human civilization. How can we source this wisdom to imagine our homes, our street, our neighborhood to be a safer, more care-centered, and more liberating space?

Please use #winterwalkingmeditations on facebook and instagram to share your journey and invite your family, neighbors, friends, coworkers and community to breathe with us during this Winter season.

A WINTER BLESSING - 12/21/20

WINTER SOLSTICE + THE GREAT CONJUNCTION

Click HERE to listen to the BEFORE YOU LISTEN Guided Meditation for this track

For this first meditation, we are inviting you to sit. For the remaining 4 weeks, we will invite you to walk as a community mental health practice. As always, we also want to celebrate the diverse bodies that are in our community; that not all bodies walk; and to remind us that we get to decide how we heal. Please feel free to sit + walk + dance + lay + pause + get distracted and rewind + you can even wrap yourself in a snuggie with a glass of tea and fall asleep to this album.

Our first meditation, "A Winter Blessing" featuring a blessing from funmi + edwige, of blackearth lab, is intended as a daily or weekly listen during this Winter season as a routine practice of decolonizing the mind, body and spirit. Feel free to let the other meditations run on repeat, play alone, or play together, as often as you like.

Please use #winterwalkingmeditations on facebook and instagram to share your journey and invite your family, neighbors, friends, coworkers and community to breathe with us during this Winter season.

BLACK + BROWN FRIDAY - 12/4/20

For un-thanksgiving, The Haus of Glitter Performance Lab fasted at the Historic Esek Hopkins Homestead. We rested. We prayed. We meditated in silence. We had difficult conversations - bringing the social justice work to the people living under one roof together. Because decolonization pushes us to look at land, institutions, culture, community and relationships (with “self” and others).


This year, our glitter fam created our own tradition: BLACK + BROWN FRIDAY: a retreat for justice + feasting + artistic practice to pray for ancestral intervention. We spent the day making this visual meditation piece and poem to share our breath, movement, and voice.

THANKSGIVING MUST DIE

We cannot erase the murderous history of Thanksgiving from its name.

Can we give ourselves permission to more frequently take breaks to rest, feast, be grateful without celebrating colonization?


THANKSGIVING MUST DIE.

So it can be reborn.

Savasana

Connect with gratitude daily.


How does it feel

to put down your fists

so that you can participate

in the cultural reinforcement

of colonization

and white supremacy?


If you wished us

“Happy Thanksgiving!”

then you are complicit.

We do not accept.

This holiday

does not

make us

feel

happy.


And

if it makes you feel happy,

we invite you to question

what has conditioned

and mechanized you

to feel this way

why

does the memorialization

of genocide

make you feel happy?

How can we connect that joy

to the work

of our shared liberation

and decolonization?


“It’s part of our culture - just a harmless holiday - it doesn’t mean what it used to mean. It’s a joyous celebration now! An opportunity to feast with family; to be grateful.”


We are victims of a system

that tells us that Thanksgiving should live on.

We are victims of a system

that commercializing gratitude

What traditions

can we

question

and

reimagine?


How can we decolonize our gratitude today?


THANKSGIVING MUST DIE

SO it can be reborn

Into a day

that remembers

THIS moment

in history.

Deep breathe in.

And out.


How can we decolonize our gratitude tomorrow?

OTHER RESOURCES FOR FURTHER WALKING + MEDITATION

OUR COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: THE SOUTHSIDE OF PROVIDENCE

  • WALK PVD FACEBOOK GROUP: This is a space to inform, share, and discuss pedestrian issues in PVD.

  • RHODE TOUR: an initiative + phone app + website that uses text, sound, and images to bring Rhode Island stories to the palm of your hand. Open Rhode Tour and the map shows you stories near your location.

  • BILINGUAL BARRIO TOURS: Take a Bilingual Virtual Tour of Significant Latino Sites in Providence

  • BROAD ST. SYNAGOGUE: A Virtual Tour of the Historic Broad St. Synagogue

  • WHOSE LAND: land acknowledgements + a map of Indigenous Nations, territories, and Indigenous communities across the U.S. and Canada

  • NATIVE LAND: a map of Indigenous Nations, territories, and Indigenous communities across the U.S. and Canada

  • HOW TO RESEARCH A PROVIDENCE BUILDING'S HISTORY: A resource with approaches and local sources for personal research on local building history

  • HISTORY OF SOUTH PROV LIBRARY: Historical record of Public Library buildings, including the South Providence Library in the 1920s

  • PROVIDENCE MAPS: Saborn Fire Insurance Maps of Providence from the early 1900's

  • HISTORY OF CHILD WELFARE: RI Historical Society Publication on the History of Child Welfare in RI, including an "orphan asylum" that used to exist on Providence's Southside

  • HISTORY OF SOUTH PROV LIBRARY: Historical Record of the Historic South Providence Branch of the Providence Community Library

  • HISTORY OF ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH: Historical Record of the Historic St. Michael's Catholic Church, the address used in the name of our 5th winter (walking) meditation in this series