Anne Catherine’s Play List

Easter Dance Program – April 16 2-5pm @ Unitarian Centre, 949 West 49th Avenue

I now have the dance lineup for Anne Catherine’s visit.

Here are some of the dances/songs we’ll do on Sunday.

  • The Source (for the Maypole dance)
  • Le printemps
  • Vejsja Vesja Kaputska
  • La bastringue
  • Drunken Piper
  • Magic Stream
  • Andro Retourné
  • Welcome soleil
  • Stop This World

As well, Corinne will share her choreography for Healing Power of the Green and if there’s time, also, Praise for the Spring, Wendy Anne will share a current favorite Joro Boro and possibly The Apple, a Lesley Laslett Dance.  I’ll share Walk With Me, Bobbi Bailin’s choreography and possibly Come, Come, Whoever You Are..

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Barbara Herring in Vancouver June 1 and June 6 – Join us!

Barbara Herring will be here in BC from Ontario during early June and will be at the Unitarian Centre for two events.

Come experience the calmness, joy and reverence that Barbara Herring brings to the dance. Barbara has been a facilitator of Sacred Circle Dance groups in Canada and the USA since 1996 and during that time has been midwife to the birth of many groups in her home province, Ontario.

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Circle Dance for Easter

Details and register here: https://easter-dance.eventbrite.ca
We are so lucky to have Anne Catherine and Andre in Vancouver and ready, willing and able to share kid-friendly dances for all ages on Easter Sunday. All are welcome and we’ll probably find a way to include an egg hunt.
Feature: Maypole dances -outside if possible.
There are 3 parts – register for one, two or all 3.
Cost: by donation
12:30-1:30pm Forum: Circle dancing with children – Anne Catherine McConnell teaches teachers to circle dance with their classes. She’s in Vancouver speaking at a conference on Children & Nature.
2 – 5pm Dancing with all ages.
3:15-3:30 – break and easter egg hunt
5:30-7pm Potluck Easter dinner

What we danced Jan 7

For the second year what used to be “my” annual women friends gathering has been hosted at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver – with an open invitation to all women and their friends. This is partly because of the growing interest in circle dance as it allows a lot more space. I believe there were 35 women dancing together for much of the evening.
We have a collage party, tarot cards for divination set up in the meditation room, a recycled gift exchange (“mathoms”–Hobbit words for thing you no longer want and want to pass along!) and of course dancing. And an amazing potluck feast. Oh, my, these women have good taste!
Here’s what we danced:
Mary
One
As One
All My Life’s a Circle
Let It Be a Dance
Come, Come, Whoever you are

Mairy
Hymne
Home
Gypsy Soul
Dancing Song (Peter Mayer)

Special treat! Farah taught us some Bhangra moves to two Indian tracks!

D.
She
Gifts of the Goddess
Blessed Be

Probably about half of the women were regular circle dancers and half weren’t, so we picked dances we felt (mostly) were easy to learn and allowed for “variations”.

On Monday night, (Jan 9) Corinne will lead a White Night at the church. I and a couple of others will do an Imbolc/Brighid ritual, dance and story on the first Tuesday in February.

Corinne is going to do a choreography workshop in February, especially for Unitarians but open to all–we’ll choreograph even more of the songs found in the Unitarian songbooks Singing the Living Tradition and Singing the Journey.  I’m keeping a list of the songs that can be danced here:

https://sacredcircledance.wordpress.com/unitarian-repertoire/

Various blog posts about specific songs/dances can be found here:
https://sacredcircledance.wordpress.com/category/unitarian-songs/

Dancing the Living Tradition: Choreography Workshop

Dancing the Living Tradition

A choreography workshop with Corinne Chepil

February 12, 2017  2-5pm

This is sponsored by Vancouver Unitarians and coordinated by Mary Bennett and Leslie Kemp.

All members and friends are welcome.

By donation.

RSVP here: https://choreography-workshop.eventbrite.ca

More information will be updated here:

https://sacredcircledance.wordpress.com/choreography-workshop/

March 8 – International Women’s Day

Next Monday, March 15, will be the Unitarian worship service with dance. During the first hour we teach 6 dances, then have a break. In the second hour, the dances are repeated (without instruction) and interspersed with poetry, sharing, story. We start with a chalice lighting reading and end by extinguishing the chalice flame and dancing/singing Carry the Flame.

Dance with us for Brigid’s Day

We’ll meet at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49th (at Oak) Usually there are about 10-12 of us. We take a short break for tea and conversation half -way through and end at 9pm.
February 3rd, Denise and I, Mary, will facilitate the evening with poetry, sharing, story and, of course, dances around the theme of Brigid’s Day – (February 2).