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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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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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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

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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“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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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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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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Dance as Epiphany by Festival 2015 Presenter Deborah Mauldin

So what is an epiphany? A divine experience…an experience wherein all the locks and bolts of your soul come into perfect alignment…a personal experience that transcends space, time and usual Earthly parameters. And it is indeed available to each and every one of us if we wish that inner experience.

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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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