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Called to the Dance

Not only was I learning new dance movements and having a transcendent experience, but also within the movement was information, things I did not consciously know before. I didn’t understand what was happening, but I knew something profound was unfolding, so I surrendered to it.

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Posted in Dance, Sacred Dance, Sacred Dance Guild Journal, World Dance

Movement/Dance as Transformative Art

My interest was in how movement/dance could be applied to our personal, interpersonal and group issues, and to a process of restoration. The central principle of my work was based on the application of metaphors in order to use movement/dance to process unconscious and conflicted material into higher degrees of consciousness and creative expression.

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Posted in authentic Movem, Dance, Sacred Dance

OUR SHARED SACREDNESS

Amidst all the mixed emotions and feelings, there was a light that kept me going. I feel that it is a sacred bond between our being and our inner calling to dance, to rejoice in moving in our own colors and cadences, to flow through life with many reminders from our sacred dancing moments. These are the moments when we are truly ourselves, and that preciousness speaks through all cultures, ethnicities, genders and abilities.

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Summer Virtually There Festival 2020

how beautifully this medium allows the Sacred Dance Guild to embrace its motto, “Dancing the Sacred, Moving the World”. Virtually, whether as the total or a hybrid experience, expands our ability to fully embrace our mission and values.

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Laban, Butoh, and the Christian Movement Choir

Utilizing Marilyn Green’s knowledge of Laban terminology and Butoh technique, the choir presents a unique contribution to a Christian dance concert.

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Posted in Art, Christian dance, Dance, Dance festival, Drama, Historic Notes, Liturgical dance, modern dance, Movement Choir, Sacred Dance, World Dance

Finding the Sacred in Nia Dance By Hiie Saumaa

Dancing Nia is not only pleasurable, healthy, and strengthening for the body and mind, but it can be an incredibly powerful, active force that moves your life in a different direction.

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Moving Mandalas by Cherie Hill and Wendy Morrell

Moving Mandalas – an amazing adventure dancing mandalas from Ottawa Canada to Bali Indonesia.

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Immanuel, God with Me: A Christmas & New Year’s Reflection By Mary Margaret Bawden of Soul to Sole Choreography

Lord, thank you for DA:NCE (Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited). I’ve never experienced your leading quite so clearly and quickly as this project came into focus.

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Posted in Christian dance, Dance, Liturgical dance, Religious dance, Sacred Dance

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.

Posted in Choreography, Dance, Liturgical dance, Religious dance, Sacred Dance

Documenting a “Living Legacy” On-line: Carla De Sola By Sister Martha Ann Kirk, Th.D.

This writing gives a short introduction to easily available film resources on Carla De Sola whom the Sacred Dance Guild has acclaimed as a “Living Legacy.” The Carla De Sola YouTube channel has been created and can be found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClG5oWfxeFGjRmxIPahDoxg.

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