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Summer Dance Workshop: Moving with the Elements of Life in Cosmic Kinship
Friday, July 20 - Sunday, July 22, 2018
Retreat Description: "We belong, from the cells of our bodies to the finest creations of our minds, to the intricate constantly changing cosmos." [Sallie McFague]
Workshop participants will come to rediscover the "seamless" biblical and scientific relationship we share with the elements that compose and surround Mother Earth, God's original gift of "all that is." Set in the beauty of St. Andrew's Abbey and in the spirit of "Laudato Si," songs and dances will be offered in thanksgiving and praise for God's Sacred Creation and our kinship with it.
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.