Blog Archives

Embodied Global Leaders Dancing into Action

Surfing the Creative Rites of Passage Camps are a contemporary example of how the creative process, rooted in dance, assists in the healing, initiation, education, and mentorship of young people as they move into right action. Emerging leaders come by choice to journey through this process that begins as a 12-day camp and grows into a life path for many.

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Posted in authentic Movem, Dance, Global OutReach, moving meditation, retreat, Sacred Dance, Sacred Dance Guild Journal, World Dance

Requesting New Volunteers and Board members

As we reflect back on the 65 year history of the Sacred Dance Guild, we recognize many changes and shifts that are part of our story since the beginning in 1958.    During the last two and a half years of

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Dance, Leadership and Outreach in Africa 

BERTIN KASOLENE is a young leader, art­ist, African contemporary dance choreographer, dancer, performer and activist, born in Goma town in Democratic Republic of the Congo…Bertin has initiated many diverse activities that inspire youth to be positive leaders for their communities.

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Posted in Choreography, Dance, Global OutReach, modern dance, Sacred Dance, World Dance

Senior Capstone Interview Questionnaire:  Elaine Herg Sisler

During our Sacred Dance Guild journey to the UK in 2017 a Mercyhurst College senior, Sarah Ruesch, asked if I would fill out a questionnaire regarding liturgical dance. I agreed and therefore it became part of her research for her senior capstone project.  

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Posted in Choreography, Christian dance, Circle Dance, Dance, Global OutReach, Liturgical dance, modern dance, Religious dance, Sacred Dance, Sacred Dance Guild Journal, World Dance

Healing Performance and Somatic Choreography

One day in November 2017, I had decided to participate in a meeting and dance workshop offered by the Sacred Dance Guild, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting dance as a sacred art and as a means of integrating the physical, spiritual, emotional and mental aspects of the self.  I had researched and written about sacred dance, but had never experienced it physically.

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Posted in authentic Movem, Dance, Global OutReach, Nia dance, Sacred Dance, Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Sacred Healing Dance

Thank you for joining me as together we enter the Sacred Ground between us and thank you for taking this time to explore the healing power of our most precious gift of Sacred Dance.

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Posted in Body Prayer, Dance, Dance festival, Global OutReach, moving meditation, Religious dance, retreat, Sacred Dance, Sacred Dance Guild Journal, World Dance

VASUDHAIVA KUTUMBAKAM

Bharatanatyam dance explores the path towards Spirituality. Dance is a form of praise, a way to connect with the divine. The purposes of the practice of a religion are to achieve the goals of salvation for oneself and others. Salvation, for the Hindu, can be achieved in one of three ways: the way of works, the way of knowledge, or the way of devotion.

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Posted in Body Prayer, Choreography, Dance, Liturgical dance, Religious dance, Sacred Dance, Sacred Dance Guild Journal, World Dance

Moving in the Infinite

Dance has become my spiritual practice, the food for my soul, the instrument, with which I can communicate on all levels, the tool to open my awareness beyond the ordinary perception. Enabling me to see and hear, connect and become one with that which moves through all of life. 

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My Dance

Learning Shakuhachi was the big lesson for this life. I again learned the feeling of connection to the earth. Watching, listening, feeling the breath and then the sound and then the silence. Shakuhachi is a type of Zen and it follows the ancient Japanese tradition of Ma, sound and silence, movement and stillness, object and space and it is clearly seen in the traditional brush painting of black paint and white background.

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Posted in Dance, labyrinth, moving meditation, music, Sacred Dance, Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Equinox: Movement of Balance

The 2020 dance performance, Equinox: Moment of Balance occurred at precisely the same time all over the globe. It took place at the moment of the September Equinox, when the sun crosses the equator, when the length of daylight and the length of nighttime are equal and balanced…it was such a lovely experience to feel embodied unity with almost 100 dancers at one exact moment all together.

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