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Choreography for the 200th anniversary of Silent Night By Helena Froehlich

Choreography for the 200th anniversary of Silent Night By Helena Froehlich Words: Joseph Mohr Music: Franz Gruber Choreography: Helena Froehlich. 1818       200 years ago on the afternoon of Christmas Eve, in the tiny village of Oberdorf in the

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Grace, Moving in Divine Alignment

Grace, Moving in Divine Alignment by Gigi Oppenheimer Grace is very near and dear to my heart. Dictionaries define it as the unsought favor of God; as simple, elegant, and refined movement; and as the act of honoring another with one’s

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A Woman’s Perspective as an Artist in Dance and Life Apollonia Holzer and “The Woman I Am” by Martha Chapman

A Woman’s Perspective as an Artist in Dance and Life Apollonia Holzer and “The Woman I Am” The approach of a new year inspires me to reflect on the challenging, interesting and unprecedented year behind us… a year where women

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Book Review: Jane Wellford’s “Moving Liturgy: Dance in Christian Worship, a Step by Step Guide” Reviewed by Karen Josephson

The book begins with what liturgical dance entails in terms of its background and scope. It covers practical considerations of preparations, working with worship leaders, space, costumes, fees, and creating your own group.

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Liturgical Dance Lifts the Spirit

Read the Las Vegas Review article on Liturgical Dance featuring the Agape Dancers with SDG Board Member Ann Pomeroy.http://www.reviewjournal.com/…/liturgical-dance-lifts-spirit

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Bishops Won Hearts with Joy

http://ncronline.org//news/art-media/wisdom-dances-then-does-good-bishops-joined-winning-hearts-joy-world-youth-day Sister Martha Ann Kirk, a member of the Sacred Dance Guild, has written about the Brazilian bishops dancing a flash mob with youth at World Youth Day.  See the article in National Catholic Reporter,  September 13, 2013, “Bishops Won Hearts

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Historic Notes by Toni’ Intrvaia Fall 2013

From the Sacred Dance Guild Journal, Winter 1982-1983 Volume XXV, Number 2 The Jewish Dance Mystique by Evelyn Helper “..In the secular, as well as the religious regimen of the Chassidic community, dance became an indispensable part of any gathering.

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