Hol and HE: a marvelous story! Full of texture and sensation. It certainly takes the idea of the sensory experience and plays quite strongly with it. You must have had some serious competition in the contest for The Dance not to have come out on top.
On the illustrative front there are a number of things I could try here, but the key thing needed, unfortunately, is a set of antlers, as that is central to the story premise. I haven't been able to find any antler models as yet, but I'm still hunting (so to speak). If I can track some down, then I think we might be able to have something here.
In the meantime, I will continue to peruse HE's offerings and see if something in that vast store of imagination sparks a thought or two.