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Mid-Winter Dance Workshop: The Sacred Space of Humanity
Friday, January 12 - Monday, January 15, 2018
Retreat Description: This workshop is an invitation to step into the sacred space of the Abbey and use it as a portal into the sacred space of our humanity.
Overcoming the division and fraction between one another calls for the "application of Trust"--prayer. Dancers, musicians, artists, liturgists, and poets of faith are called together this weekend to move beyond words into heartfelt and embodied prayers for and about the dignity, mutual respect, and love we share in the ongoing work of Creation.
The days are full of scripture, dance, prayer, and fellowship; evenings are open to silence and reflection. Sunday night provides the participants the opportunity to offer the work of previous days in a worshipful setting in the company of the monks. Bring comfortable clothes to move with ease.
Presenter: John West is an oblate of Valyermo and the founder of the Valyermo Dancers. A gifted dancer, choreographer, and liturgist, he has been conducting dance workshops at St. Andrew's for many years. He is also a lecturer and educator at the international and national collegiate and university levels. His professional associations include membership in the prestigious North American Academy of Liturgy.