Sacred Sundays - "Dancing With The Divine" with Carla DeSola & Guests
Date: January 23, 2022-
Location: On line from California- 7:30 pm EST - check local times!!
The Sacred Dance Guild continues to offer our Sacred Sunday program. Most Sundays we host an on line gathering to be “Socially Present” while “Physically Distant“! These live from our living room sessions are free, informal, intimate and interactive sharings and are open to participants who want to connect in this way. The “theme” for the month of January is sacred dancers as “Earthkeepers”. On January 23rd we are delighted to welcome sacred dance pioneer and amazing person on the planet – Carla DeSola – along with a number of sacred dancers who contributed to her most recent book “Dancing with the Divine“. Mary E. McGann from the Jesuit School of Theology says” In this beautiful volume, pioneer liturgical dancer, Carla DeSola, invites thirty dancers to explore the revelatory encounter that happens when bodies and spirits are engaged in sacred movement. Each reflection is a gem of embodied wisdom….”
To register send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Sacred Sunday – Divine” in the Subject line.
For this Sacred Sunday session, Carla will give us some background on the book and her thoughts about the common bond that dancers have one with one another and with the earth. Some of those who contributed to the book will then tell their personal Kairos moment “story”, including offering simple symbolic movements, and we will all dance the key moments together! If time permits during the session we would also love to hear YOUR Kairos moments – but there will always be an opportunity to put those in the chat or share them on our Facebook group page!
Carla De Sola is a pioneer in liturgical dance, the Founding Director of the Omega Liturgical Dance Company at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, and creator of the Omega West Dance Company in the Bay Area. She has a Diploma in Dance from Juilliard, and an M.A. in Theology & the Arts from the Pacific School of Religion. Carla has danced, choreographed, taught, and written about sacred dance for half a century. She created Omega to express the spiritual, social, and healing dimensions of dance, as well as be a place to explore inner aspects of movement integrated with the world’s spiritual resources. Omega has brought dance into religious observances and in concert for all settings including liturgical frameworks. Carla was inspired by her time at the Catholic Worker in New York City, which has led her to keep an abiding interest in dancing for peace.
The book is available on Amazon HERE.
The Sacred Dance Guild is blessed to have Carla and her guests gifting their presence with us leading this Sacred Sunday session. During this time when our lives have changed in ways we couldn’t have imagined, continuing our personal, collective and global mind/body/spirit connection is so important. We are grateful for those who lead us on these journeys of discovery as we dance on waves of grace together. We will be using ZOOM for Sunday’s sessions.