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Senior Capstone Interview Questionnaire:  Elaine Herg Sisler

During our Sacred Dance Guild journey to the UK in 2017 a Mercyhurst College senior, Sarah Ruesch, asked if I would fill out a questionnaire regarding liturgical dance. I agreed and therefore it became part of her research for her senior capstone project.  

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Posted in Choreography, Christian dance, Circle Dance, Dance, Global OutReach, Liturgical dance, modern dance, Religious dance, Sacred Dance, Sacred Dance Guild Journal, World Dance

Sacred Healing Dance

Thank you for joining me as together we enter the Sacred Ground between us and thank you for taking this time to explore the healing power of our most precious gift of Sacred Dance.

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Posted in Body Prayer, Dance, Dance festival, Global OutReach, moving meditation, Religious dance, retreat, Sacred Dance, Sacred Dance Guild Journal, World Dance

VASUDHAIVA KUTUMBAKAM

Bharatanatyam dance explores the path towards Spirituality. Dance is a form of praise, a way to connect with the divine. The purposes of the practice of a religion are to achieve the goals of salvation for oneself and others. Salvation, for the Hindu, can be achieved in one of three ways: the way of works, the way of knowledge, or the way of devotion.

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Posted in Body Prayer, Choreography, Dance, Liturgical dance, Religious dance, Sacred Dance, Sacred Dance Guild Journal, World Dance

LIVING ART

The dance that evolves from my practice is a Sacred dance that embodies all the struggles and empowerments of selfhood and identity as well as the liberation of transcendence. These experiences are all interwoven and are integral to my divine journey.

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Posted in Art, authentic Movem, Body Prayer, Choreography, Dance, Drama, moving meditation, Sacred Dance, Sacred Dance Guild Journal

1,000 Bows to Beauty

I am obsessed with the Divine Dance. My dance led and moved me from childhood, into the UCLA Dance Department, through seminary and seminary teaching, into Body and Soul Dance Company, and on to cofound InterPlay with Phil Porter.

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Posted in authentic Movem, Body Prayer, Christian dance, Dance, Liturgical dance, Movement Choir, moving meditation, Sacred Dance, Sacred Dance Guild Journal

AN ECOLOGY OF THE BODY

Our bodies are the earth. The earth is our body. In my practice of walking, dancing and writing in connection to the landscape and seascape is where I keep living these words.

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Posted in Art, authentic Movem, Body Prayer, Choreography, Dance, Drama, Editorial, modern dance, moving meditation, retreat, Sacred Dance, Sacred Dance Guild Journal

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

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