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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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Come Holy Spirit by JoyBeth Lufty

Body Prayers, throughout the centuries and from many varied traditions, have been both simple and complex. They just have to combine physical movement, meditation, rhythm and repetition as a way of integrating Divine energy into our lives. Body Prayers include

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And the Angels Sigh by Christine Vozella

From the 2010 Fall edition “And the Angels Sigh” was presented by the Encore Dance Ensemble of Massachusetts at the Sacred Dance Guild Festival Concert, July 27, 2010. Christine, who also performed in the piece, reflects on finding the sacred

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Embodying the Journey: A Lenten Worship by Katharine Harts

we’re called to action in ritual. We’re called to be movers and shakers, cultural transformers—and that’s an embodied thing. We have a creative and wonderful God, and worshiping through movement helps us possess the good news of gospel through the whole body.

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DID YOU KNOW? by Pamela White

The first time the term “dance” appears in the Bible is in Judges 21:21 And see, and behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in dances, then come you out of the vineyards, and catch you every

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Dance Vespers of All Franciscan Saints by Betsy O’Neill

On November 21, 2009 members of the SDG NY/SW CT Chapter participated in a dance vespers service to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Franciscan Order. This “Dance Vespers of All Franciscan Saints” took place at All

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Historic Notes by Toní Intravaia May 1958

Ted Shawn says: ”the duty of the artist is to shed light into the darkness of men’s souls. Feel always that a charge is laid upon you—to send your audience away uplifted, joyous, stimulated to create, given courage to face burdens daily. And

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Moving Beyond Words By Jenny Finn, LSW, Embodiment Educator

Scripture can be deeply inspiring, when we explore with our bodies. Every other Saturday, at the First Congregational Church, in Colorado Springs, you will find a group of people moving their bodies as a spiritual practice, a meditation with the Divine. The group begins

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