Through the centuries, monks and mystics have called us to a deep encounter with the boundless mercy of God. Come enter into six simple participatory dances based on the gifts of the mystics for our time. Dance with King David, kindle the Divine Fire with abbess Amma Syncletica, sail on a sacred voyage with St. Brendan, encounter God’s greening power with Hildegard of Bingen, enter the flow of the river with poet Rainer Maria Rilke, and start a revolution of the heart with Dorothy Day! These are simple chants and dances for every body, commissioned and published by Abbey of the Arts.
Betsey Beckman, MM
Betsey Beckman, a freelance movement artist, teacher, performer, producer and author, is founder of The Dancing Word: Embodying the Sacred in Liturgy and Life, a ministry that includes her offerings in liturgical movement, choreography, storydance, SpiritPlay and spiritual direction. Beckman is also Director of Movement Ministry at her home parish of St. Patrick Church in Seattle, and collaborates with Abbey of the Arts in creating online retreats, overseas pilgrimages and prayer resources, including the recent “Dancing with Monks and Mystics” DVD.
Laura Ash is Music Director at St. Patrick Parish in Seattle, where she has supported the ministry of movement for over 20 years. She has presented with Betsey Beckman at a number of RECongress workshops over the last 14 years. Laura and her husband, David, have composed and published three collections of liturgical music and have created music for many dance offerings with Beckman. Their most recent work is music for the production, “Grace on the Margins,” which debuted in April 2013.
REC16-4-02 Dancing with Monks and Mystics
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