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SUMMER DANCE WORKSHOP: Dancing the New Season of Life 2022
Date: July 28, 2022- July 31, 2022
Location: St. Andrew's Abbey, Valyermo, California - Note - Times are showing in PST!

A Sacred Dance Summer Workshop at St. Andrew’s Abbey led by John West

There is vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique —  Martha Graham to Agnes de Mille

Come and choreograph movements, write poems, sing music and build stories for a 3 part setting, a triptych of your life’s experience: (1) The Memory of Life before it was paused; (2) Reflections on the Pause; (3) Movements of Promise into the Season of Life that lied ahead. Join the dance of all life as it moves into the sacred unknown.

John West is an oblate of Valyermo and the founder of the Valyermo Dancers. A gifted dancer, choreographer, liturgist and writer, he has been conducting workshops at St. Andrew’s Abbey and Holy Spirit Retreat Center, as well as at international and national collegiate and university levels. His professional associations include serving on the board if the Sacred Dance Guild and as a member if the prestigious North Academy of Liturgy.

St. Andrew’s Abbey Retreat Office – Phone: (661) 944-2178 – Email: retreats@valyermo.com

Registration – $385.00 US – Accommodation/Meals/Program