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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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“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

Mystical Dance Experiences and Consumption By Carla Stalling Walter, PhD

Many have acknowledged that humans originated from the region we call Egypt, Earth’s Motherland. Today, we reach into a time period five thousand years before the Common Era, so that we can know how connected we are to the ancient

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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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Historic Notes by Toni’ Intrvaia Fall 2013

From the Sacred Dance Guild Journal, Winter 1982-1983 Volume XXV, Number 2 The Jewish Dance Mystique by Evelyn Helper “..In the secular, as well as the religious regimen of the Chassidic community, dance became an indispensable part of any gathering.

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Dancing Your Way Through Life by drjoy

 I am both the dancer and the dance… There is not anything that can change that fact of life.  By definition, the mover is the movement and the movement is the mover.  Forever joined: at the hip and at the

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Posted in Body Prayer, Dance, Sacred Dance, World Dance

Sacred Waters, Sacred Dances 2013

 The Event: Global Water Dances Initiative “Dancing for Safe Water Everywhere” The Sacred Dance Guild is inviting all of its members to join in this world-wide dance event. Since 2013, will be a non-festival year, here is a wonderful opportunity

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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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Magical Moments by JoyBeth Lufty

What I love most about SDG’s Festivals are the magical moments when the movement and the community create deep connections of all kinds that wouldn’t have been made on their own. There were plenty of magical moments at Festival 2012 “Dance A World Of

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