Event Details

Sacred Sundays Film Fest - "Realignments" with Claire Elizabeth Barratt & Debbie Danbrook
Date: March 6, 2022-
Location: On line from North Carolina, USA & Toronto, Canada - 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.

For the month of March our theme moves to  “REALIGNMENTS”  and for first of the month “FilmFest”,  artists Claire Elizabeth Barratt and Debbie Danbrook will take us on an adventure through the seasons of our soul!

To register send an email to pres@sacreddanceguild.org with “Sacred Sunday – REALIGNMENT” in the subject.

REALIGNMENTS – a physically remote but spiritually connected collaboration.  During the year 2021, as the global community struggles to realign itself in the wreckage of pandemic, the REALIGNMENTS project seeks to promote restoration and renewal for all. Drawing on the seasonal alignments of our planet Earth in relationship to the sun at the significant points of Equinox and Solstice, we create music and dance that presents an opportunity to realign ourselves.

Debbie Danbrook – music and music video – Toronto ON Canada Healing Music:
Cilla Vee – dance and dance video – Asheville NC USA – Cilla Vee LifeArts:

  • RENEWAL – Spring Equinox
  • RESPLENDENT – Summer Solstice
  • RESTORATION – Autumn Equinox
  • REFLECTION – Winter Solstice

At each quarter of the year, performance artist Cilla Vee (based in Asheville NC USA) creates a dance video piece, while healing music artist Debbie Danbrook (based in Toronto Canada) creates music in response and unites all the elements into a complete video piece.   Each piece is 12 minutes long. The complete project is a 48-minute work.   Each artist also works with local collaborators. Cilla Vee working with four different female video artists and Debbie with her studio associates.   Throughout history, different factions of humanity have observed collective festivals, celebrations and holy days, individuals their birthdays and personal anniversaries. Yet these four seasonal re-alignments of the planet we share are something common to all of us.

Debbie Danbrook is a musician, composer and recording artist specializing in music for meditation, relaxation and healing. She is a Master player of the Shakuhachi flute, an ancient Japanese instrument that was originally played by monks as a type of Zen called ‘Suizen’ or blowing Zen. Debbie is the first woman to have mastered this difficult instrument and weaves the Shakuhachi together with her voice in her ethereal music. Her music has been embraced by healers and spiritual practitioners around the globe. She has released over 20 CD’s of music through her company Healing Music. www.healingmusic.com  She has performed internationally and played at EXPO in Japan and has played for the Japanese Prince and Princess. Debbie was invited to offer her healing music at the Genocide Memorial in Rwanda. Debbie offers: Music Meditations for individuals and groups. Mantra Sessions – create your own, personal life Mantra. Clearing and Inviting in Light Ceremonies for homes and work places. Now available on line on Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp.  Debbie is an ordained Reverend and Priestess and performs Memorials and Celebration of Life ceremonies. To receive the monthly newsletter please go to the homepage for www.healingmusic.com and click on Sign up for our Newsletter. Healing Music also offers a Sleep Program to help listeners get a deeper and more beneficial sleep. www.sleep-program.com

Cilla Vee is the artist moniker of Claire Elizabeth Barratt, an international inter-disciplinary artist with a performing arts background. She is the director of Cilla Vee Life Arts  – an arts organization with a focus on cross-media collaboration. Her work utilizes artistic disciplines of dance, movement, music, sound, text, media, visual arts, installation and performative action.  Claire received her professional training in London at The Laban Centre For Movement and Dance and at the London Studio Centre For Performing Arts. Her pre-professional training includes the Royal Academy of Dance and the Royal Schools of Music examinations.  She also served an apprenticeship with the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation in New York and was a Co-Founding director of Circle Modern Dance in Knoxville, TN.  She is the creator of the Living Art pedagogy for performance, accredited by Plymouth University through her MFA degree with the Transart Institute for Creative Research.   She has received a number of awards, including project sponsorship from JP Morgan Chase, NYSCA and the NEA.    Claire now uses Asheville NC as her home base and tours frequently to connect and collaborate with a variety of international artists.   #cillaveelifearts  “My work as an artist blurs boundaries and crosses categories. Re-defining the traditional concepts of a “piece” and challenging the conventions of performance, time, space and audience relationships.”

The Sacred Dance Guild is blessed to have Debbie and Clair 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.