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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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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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Glory Brighter Than Burning Napalm: Dance in the Face of Violence By Sister Martha Ann Kirk, Th.D

Glory Brighter Than Burning Napalm: Dance in the Face of Violence By Sister Martha Ann Kirk, Th.D. As the world mourns the death of Father Daniel Berrigan, SJ, priest, poet, and prophet of peace, let us remember that Carla De

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Posted in Choreography, Dance, Drama, Historic Notes, Liturgical dance, modern dance, Religious dance, Sacred Dance

Alleluia Dance Theater: COME TO THE WATER a Dance retreat by Stella Matsuda

 “COME TO THE WATER” ALLELUIA DANCE THEATER Dance/Prayer Retreat Holy Spirit Retreat Center, Encino, CA  January 15-17, 2016  We entered into the year 2016, with our thoughts focused on water as a precious commodity in our lives. As we gather together

Posted in Body Prayer, Choreography, Dance, Liturgical dance, moving meditation, Religious dance, Sacred Dance

Dancing on Waves of Grace – Synopsis: “You Should Have Been There!”

Let’s take a look back at the festival Dancing on Waves of Grace
Sacred Dance Guild Festival 2015

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BALI BEAUTY ALL AROUND

                                                                                                       By JoyBeth Lufty Welcome One, Welcome All…Z From Maiden to Mystress, from Mother to Muse, The Wheel keeps on turning and this much

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MOVING FROM MY CENTER by Stella Matsuda SDG Festival 2015 presenter

Festival 2015 presenter Stella Matsuda will be teaching a repertory piece, but is hoping that her philosophy of dance as described in this article will be what she really give to the dancers, not just steps.

Join Stella With boundless grace of God through dance

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A Time to Dance, Interview with Barbara Supovitz by Andrea Kronzez

An interview with Festival 2015 Presenter BARBARA SUPOVITZ
THE JOY AND SPIRIT OF FOLK AND MODERN DANCE

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Glimpses of Sacred Dance in California By Sister Martha Ann Kirk, Th.D.

While in California to interview Carla De Sola, a leader in sacred dance for almost half a century, Sister Martha Ann Kirk  enjoyed dance for the closing and opening ceremonies of churches, dance in a special Eucharist focused on hope

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Historic Notes Fall 2012 by Toní Intravaia

Historic Notes by Toní Intravaia From the Sacred Dance Guild Newsletter Fall 1957, Volume 9, Number 1 Praise the Lord with Dance by Pixie Hamond  “Praise the Lord with the dance” is more than a scripture verse to many dance

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