Fri Nov 8, 2019 - Mon Nov 11, 2019
Goal: To have more choice as to whether dance can be part of your spiritual life.
Friday 3:00 pm Welcome in the hall then Dinner, singing prayer before the meal (Unitarian Tradition)
7:00 -9:00 pm Intro of participants: create a statement of intention for The Spiritual Bouquet of dance, explanation of the hybrid of movement theology: begin your personal theological journal writing. Ending with a simple community spiral dance.
“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” ~Jalaluddin Rumi
Saturday 9:00 -11:30 am Dance of Universal Peace: web info: Joanne and Richard Sales
The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative, joyous, multi-cultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music, and movements from the many traditions of the earth to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and others. Based on the work begun in the late ’60s by Samuel L. Lewis, they promote peace and integration within individuals and groups worldwide. There are no performers nor audience – new arrivals and old hands form the circle together. And, no prior experience is necessary!
The dances have been used as a tool in many spiritual communities, citizen diplomacy, therapeutic and educational settings. Through the efforts of the International Network for the Dances of Universal Peace, the dances have an increasingly global community and continue to expand in both scope and quality. Joyful, uplifting and unifying. No experience is necessary – just an open heart and mind.
1:30-4:00 Ancient sacred circle dance: presentation and movement: Laura Shannon
an illustrated talk on the Ancient History of Sacred Dance, followed by an experiential session of Women’s Ritual Dances of Greece and the Balkans. These dances, which I have researched myself in the villages over the past 3 decades, are ancient traditional circle dances which have roots in the Neolithic period, going back up to 10,000 years. They honour the Divine Mother in her earliest names and forms, and they are still living ritual dances in the present-day Christian tradition.
Sunday 9:30 – 11:00 PUBLIC Welcome!
A Hybrid of Movement Theologies and your personal journey. With Laura Shannon, Sacred Circle Dance, Joanne Sales- Dance of Universal Peace, Meditation, sharing/healing circle, sacred circle dancing – journaling, getting back into the larger community
1:30 – 3:30 Sacred circle dancing- Ann Hilker:
Anne could present Sacred Circle Dancing, which combines modern choreographed dances with traditional circle dances, but she can confirm this with me.
Monday Breakfast, Pack up, drop off-keys
10:00 – 11:30 Last gathering Spiritual bouquet of dance: A hybrid of Movement Theologies.
Bring your own to share if you wish a Meaningful song, poem, short dance to end this workshop and begin your new journey anew.
Universal Dance of Peace will lead us out to ponder on this Remembrance Day