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

“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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Posted in Art, authentic Movem, Dance, Drama, Handicapped, Liturgical dance, modern dance, Religious dance, Sacred Dance

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

Reflections on a day by the Sea by Mary Francis Hoffman PhD- Presenter SDG Festival 2015

MaryFrancis Hoffman Reflects on her recent authentic movement workshop in Hawai’i. Come join her, she is a presenter at the Sacred Dance Guild Festival 2015 in Erie Pennsylvania

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Posted in authentic Movem, Circle Dance, Dance, Dance festival, moving meditation, retreat, Sacred Dance

Dancing and praying in the nuclear age by Sister Martha Ann Kirk

We danced, “I am tired, I am weak, I am worn.”

I was born in the year that the U.S. dropped the first nuclear bombs. Now the United Nations is reviewing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. What does Christ call me to do in the face of all the suffering that has come in the nuclear age?

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

Soul Breathes Movement by JoyBeth Lufty

Soul Breathes Movement JoyBeth Lufty In February 2014, the Sacred Dance Guild will be hosting a Sacred Dance Journey to Costa Rica. Learn a little more about JoyBeth Lufty, one of the retreat facilitators, and her journey to health through

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Posted in Body Prayer, Dance, Liturgical dance, retreat, Sacred Dance, World Dance

Archives at the Graduate Theological Union, A Growing Resource for Those Interested in Sacred Dance By Sister Martha Ann Kirk, Th.D.

  Scholars, dancers, pastors, and anyone interested in arts, worship, spirituality, or history can delight in the growing Sacred Dance Archives at the Graduate Theological Union Library in Berkeley, CA. Those doing articles, thesis, or dissertations will find quality primary

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Global Water Dances: Concord, Massachusetts June 15, 2013 By Elaine Herg Sisler

On a perfect New England almost summer day, Skyloom Sacred Dance Group hosted and participated in “Global Water Dances”.  This bold visionary artistic initiative focuses on the critical need for safe drinking water.  The program was founded by award winning

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Posted in Circle Dance, Dance, Global OutReach, Sacred Dance, World Dance

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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Festival 2012 “Flash Mob Dance” by Elaine Sisler

On Thursday, July 26,
2012, Mary Kamp 
and I led one hundred festival dancers 
in a flash mob dance in downtown Holland Michigan.
 This spirited event was a benefit
 for the “Center for Women in Transition” and the Sacred Dance Guild.  
As we milled

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