The “Drum” is the heartbeat for the Sundance ceremony.
We believe “The Drum” is about Unity, Focus, Support, Joy and Mystery.
- Unity in that we all choose to act together – providing a clear, strong and singular heartbeat for dancers
- Focus in that we pay attention to each other, the energy and our role within the Sundance ceremony
- Support in that we choose to give to those who are dancing (through the drumming and singing) so that they are nourished, strengthened and held safely during the dance
- Joy in that we are an expression of the “Earths” (Papatuanuku, Gaia, Mother Earth…) heartbeat