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An Interview with Sacred Dance Guild Honorary Member - Carla DeSola
Date: October 18, 2020-
Location: On line - 7:30 pm EDT; 4:30 PDT

After completing FIVE interviews with our 60th Anniversary (2018) Honorary Members (see interviews HERE) we are delighted to be continuing the Legacy Project Interview series with longtime Sacred Dance Guild Honorary Member – CARLA DESOLA.  

This Interview series, with each interview being “Living from our Living Rooms”  asks 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 Carla DeSola Head ShotFacilitator’s Accreditation Program and who 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 present and future sacred dancers.


Register to attend by sending an email to pres@sacreddanceguild.org with “CARLA DESOLA INTERVIEW” in the subject line and we will put you on the list to receive the link to the interview that will take place on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18th, at 7:30 pm (EDT)

Carla (from her home in Berkeley, CA) will be interviewed by SDG Member Jessica Abejar (from New York City, NY) using ZOOM as the on-line system.  Registrants will receive the link the day before the Interview.  All will have the opportunity to have questions or comments posed to Carla at the end of the talk.

Carla DE SOLA, a pioneer in liturgical dance, is a dancer, choreographer, teacher and author. She has a diploma in dance from the Juilliard School and an MA in Theology and the Arts from the Pacific School of Religion (PSR). Carla founded the Omega Liturgical Dance Company, in residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, N.Y.C., from 1976 to 2008, and currently directs the Omega West Dance Company in Berkeley, CA. Omega was founded to express the spiritual-human-social-healing dimensions of dance, exploring inner aspects of movement integrated with the world’s spiritual resources. Carla taught classes through PSR, and the Center for the Arts, Religion & Education (CARe) at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, for over twenty five years. In 2015 Omega West Dance Company presented “Beyond Words: An Interfaith Ritual for Peace” for the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Salt Lake City, Utah.  Carla has been a major presenter at many Sacred Dance Guild festivals and workshops and was one of the “Living Legacies” at the 50th Anniversary Festival at Connecticut College.  Sister Martha Ann Kirk, Th.D., a University of the Incarnate Word Professor, and long time Sacred Dance Guild member, is developing an archival site with  biographical sections she has written for a book with Carla’s oral history https://desola.omeka.net/items/browse .   Sr. Martha Ann had the joy of first taking a dance workshop with Carla in the 1970’s. She has co-created the Carla De Sola YouTube channel with 28 of her choreographies since the 1980’s https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClG5oWfxeFGjRmxIPahDoxg  With Rev. Sylvia Miller- Mutia, she initiated The Spirit Moves Omega, an “online studio” with Carla De Sola and the Omega West Dancers.  Also you can check out Sister Martha Ann’s article on Carla that was posted in the Sacred Dance Guild Journal.