An Interview with Sacred Dance Guild Honorary Member - Laura Shannon - Five Important Questions!
Date: June 28, 2020-
Location: On line - from England (9:00 a.m. - EDT; 2:00 pm BST)
We are very excited to have Laura Shannon as our SECOND Interviewee in a series that will take place between June and August 2020. This series will ask Sacred Dance Guild honorary members FIVE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS! These questions were crafted by the Sacred Dance Guild Legacy Project Team who are working to create a Sacred Dance Guild Facilitator’s Accreditation Program. We wanted to ensure that the deep thoughts of our honorary members are captured and included in the material that will be part of the Legacy Project to inform the present and the future.
What are the FIVE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS?? Register to find out! Send an email to email@example.com with “LAURA SHANNON INTERVIEW” in the subject line and we will put you on the list. Laura will be interviewed by SDG Co-Vice President Tricia mary Lee using ZOOM as the on-line system. Registrants will be sent a link by email prior to the event and will have the opportunity to have questions or comments posed to Laura at the end of the talk.
LAURA SHANNON is a dance ethnographer and dance movement therapist who has been researching and teaching traditional women’s ritual dances for more than thirty years. Her main focus is on Greek, Balkan, and Armenian women’s dances, and their inherently sacred, healing, and therapeutic qualities. Laura is considered one of the ‘grandmothers’ of the worldwide Sacred/Circle Dance movement, and teaches in more than twenty countries worldwide. She holds degrees in Intercultural Studies and Dance Movement Therapy, and recently completed a Master’s degree in Myth, Cosmology, and the Sacred at Canterbury Christ Church University in England. Laura trained in Sacred Dance at the Findhorn ecological community in Scotland in 1987, and has been on the faculty of the Sacred Dance Department of the Findhorn Foundation since 1998. She also has a background in women’s Middle Eastern dance as a spiritual practice.
For a pre-talk treat check out THIS VIDEO of an Armenian candle dance taught by Laura Shannon at New Year’s Eve Festival with Kyriakos Moisidis in Bad Herrenalb, Germany, 31 December 2011. Musicians: Kostantis Kourmadias, Yiorgos Ntavliakos, Laura Shannon, Panos Zikidis.