Carla DeSola - San Francisco, CA
will be teaching the dance, and also offering a taste of material garnered from years of dance classes and liturgies.
will include warm-up, dance meditation to Taize chant, some peace material and improvisation to sacred texts as well as liturgical dance forms, as time permits.
, graduate of the Julliard School
in New York City, and the Pacific School of Religion
in Berkeley, CA, is known internationally as a liturgical dancer pioneer.
She founded Omega Liturgical Dance Company at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, and now directs the Omega West Dance Company located in Berkeley.
and the company conduct workshops and master classes, perform concerts, and choreograph for and perform in liturgies and religious services for churches, synagogues, schools, and retreat centers, with emphasis on the history of liturgical dance and the theology of dance, and how dance may be incorporated into today's church or synagogue worship service.
has been described as "a voice in the sacred dance movement, invoking and serving a vision of peace, community, spirituality, healing and enjoyment through the medium of dance.
Now on the faculty of PSR
is the author of "The Spirit Moves," among other books, and has made a number of videotapes on liturgical dance, including "Dance Prayer" and "Movement Meditations from Taize.
As a beloved major presenter for the Sacred Dance Guild
has influenced and inspired legions of dancers.
This workshop is rooted in the teachings of Sacred Dance Guild legends Doug Adams, Carla DeSola
, and the InterPlay founders, Cynthia Winton-Henry and Phil Porter.