April 30, 2019

7:00 pm / 8:30 pm

Faith, Hope and Love are the intangible qualities that guide us through uncertainty and loss. They are woven into our disposition and how we interpret the world.  Rational routes to faith and hope rarely satisfy because these qualities, like trauma, reside within the automatic responses of our body-mind.

Come cultivate your ability to feel faithful, hopeful, and loving by engaging your body in a collective movement experience. Together, we will learn the slow, repeating symmetrical pattern of the Faith, Hope and Love dance created by Armenian dancer Shakeh Tchilingirian and explore its many healing properties. The circle form, the pulsing step, the way we join hands all awaken our hearts and connections to each other.

Based on traditional Armenian steps, this dance allows for continuity with those who can no longer be heard and honors the value of all lives lost to injustice and inhumane treatment. We will explore how significant the community of a dancing circle can be for expressing what cannot be spoken in words and healing collective trauma.

Come and experience a new way to nourish your ability to encounter the world with the spirit of faith, hope and love.  All movement abilities are welcome, as this dance can be experienced seated as well as standing.

This class is facilitated by Emily Jarrett Hughes.

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