“The dance is strong magic. The dance is a spirit. It turns the body to liquid steel. It makes it vibrate like a guitar. The body can fly without wings. It can sing without voice. The dance is strong magic: The dance is life.”
— Pearl Primus

Music & Dance

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Faces of the Beltane Feminine by Rae-Lynn Cazelot

Every dance tells a story, and every movement has a message. This performance was crafted with the intention to celebrate the healing, fruitful, and dynamic energy of the divine feminine. She is playful, mysterious, sensual, and soft. She is in-tune with subtle energies and knows how to utilize anger, strength, and fierceness when needed. She embraces her full being, both animal and goddess, and does not recoil at her darkness, nor shine away from owning her light. 

Rae-Lynn is a professional dancer with training in ballet, modern, contemporary, hip-hop, Duncan, exotic, and belly-dance. She is a flow artist who utilizes a wide range of props, and is a certified NIA dance instructor and teacher of of sensual movement. 

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Fire Flow with Pixie Peiskos

Dancer, DJ, flow artist, and world traveler, Pixie Peiskos brings the spirit of the flame to life through her flow art.  A modern eclectic witch and fire art performer of seven years, Pixie uses fire staffs, hoops, poi, and fans to play and interact with the most flash-consuming element. Her performances are sure to make you feel the heat!

See video of her performances on Instagram @pixie_peiskos.

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Silhouettes by Rae-Lynn Camelot

Rae-Lynn wowed Beltane attendees with her sensational belly-dance and flow performance in 2018, ending with her stunning LED strip-hooping finale. She is bringing her craft back to Beltane for a wild Friday night performance fireside.

Rae-Lynn is a professional dancer with training in ballet, modern, contemporary, hip-hop, Duncan, exotic, and belly-dance. She is a flow artist who utilizes a wide range of props, and is a certified NIA dance instructor and teacher of of sensual movement. 

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Invocation of the Horned God with Tempest & Nathaniel Johnstone

Tempest and Nathaniel first performed together in 2010 for a surprise improv performance at the Gothla US Gala Show, and despite not knowing what the other was going to do, magic happened. Since then, they have collaborated numerous times for performances for live music shows at festivals, events, and live music shows across the country, including Tribal Fest (CA), Tribal Fusion Faire (CA), Spring Caravan (NJ), Waking Persephone (RI), Steampunk Industrial Revolution (NH), etc.Tempest pulls from her visual arts background, literary tendencies, and global inspirations to create dance that crosses the boundaries of time and culture. Surrounding himself with an ever-changing roster of like-minded souls, Nathaniel creates music for his many friends in the dancing world. For the past several years, he has been recording and touring with the steampunk band Abney Park, but has moved on to focusing on his solo work and other projects. Visit DarklyDramatic.com to view their collaborations, or click on the picture to sample past performances.

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Baelfire Striptease with Drag King Thorne Hart

Thorne Hart has been performing his heart out since 2014, bringing the weird, dark, sexy world of rock and roll to the stage. Thorne is the metal king of Hammond, but has performed all over the state. The current reigning Mister Louisiana U.S. of A. Male Impersonator will show the hunters of Beltane what it means to be a King!

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