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“Revel in the Light” and “Dance in the Shadow” By: Susan Beayni

Rebecca Beayni, a differently abled dancer, painter and an inspirational presenter in the education field. Her life’s work is aimed at inviting people to dream of a more compassionate society where everyone’s gifts are recognized and welcomed.

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Mystical Dance Experiences and Consumption By Carla Stalling Walter, PhD

Many have acknowledged that humans originated from the region we call Egypt, Earth’s Motherland. Today, we reach into a time period five thousand years before the Common Era, so that we can know how connected we are to the ancient

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Religious Dance and Drama Incarnating Compassion by Sister Martha Ann Kirk, Th.D

Religious Dance and Drama INCARNATING COMPASSION by Sister Martha Ann Kirk, Th.D. ​When Jesus wanted to teach service, he dramatized the message taking a towel and washing feet. When Mariam wanted to claim and thank God for freedom from slavery,

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Culture Fest – 2012 A Multi-Cultural Dance Concert

A Benefit Concert for “Dancers ” in Armenia & Croatia Sponsored by The Sacred Dance Guild & the North East Dance Retailers Association We did it again! Seven different dance groups from the Boston area gathered to perform in the

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Sacred Dance Gives the Sole – A Flash Mob Benefit for Women in Transition

From The Sacred Dance Journal – Spring 2012 Volume 56 Number 1 SDG’s first benefit Flash Mob was held July 2010 on the pier, in New London, CT, partnering with the Women’s Center of Southeastern Connecticut. The SD-GO (Sacred Dance

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A Letter from Your President by JoyBeth Lufty

We’re now ready to dance into the EXPANSION necessary for our SDG to continue its special task of educating, resourcing, and networking all types of global Sacred Dance in these modern technological times. It will take two to four times

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Posted in Art, Body Prayer, Choreography, Circle Dance, Dance, Flash Mob, Liturgical dance, Religious dance, Sacred Dance, World Dance

Dancing the Sacred, Moving the World – “Moving Mysteries”

For our Sacred Dance Guild’s 50th Anniversary in 2008, Emmalyn Moreno, a SDG Lifetime Member from San Luis Rey, California, wrote, choreographed and recorded our 50th Anniversary Festival Song, “MOVING MYSTERIES.” Going on three years later, our SDG Board of

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Posted in American Sign Language, Art, Body Prayer, Choreography, Dance, Flash Mob, Global OutReach, Liturgical dance, Religious dance, Sacred Dance, World Dance

Come And Dance With Me… By Lillian Herg

I may not have dancing feet, but I do dance: I dance with my eyes. I dance with my arms. I dance with my heart. I dance with my memories. My non-dancing feet guide me to a studio where I

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Catholics Can’t Dance? By Kathryn Mihelick

Some of you may recall my effort to get the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to affirm the use of dance as an appropriate, desirable, and affective form for worship. This effort began in 2001 and is still

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No Black Swans Here! By Elaine Herg Sisler

The recent film “Black Swan” brings back memories of the many years I was privileged to study, perform and teach ballet. In the film, the dying words of the self-inflicted wounded ballerina are, “I was perfect.” This haunting scene evokes

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