The 3rd Annual Interspiritual Sacred Dance Festival (2011)
The ISC and St. Andrews-Wesley United Church co-sponsored a beautiful sacred dance event at Christ Church Cathedral on November 20th, 2012.Â Five groups of dancers and musicians introduced traditional dance forms based on the teachings of diverse religious communities or interpreted sacred wisdom in very moving contemporary ways.
Dancers and Musicians:
Celeste Snowber â€“ â€śBody Psalms, Dances to her Poetry,â€ť
Cello: Doug Gorkoff
Minke de Vos & the EnChant Dancers â€“ â€śSongs of the Divine Mother,â€ť including Kuan Yin, Ave Maria and Tara.
Vocals & Key Board: Sandra Down, Crystal Bowls: Kim Tebbutt, Cello: Doug Gorkoff, Percussion: Jerry Desvoignes, Dancers: Lenka Leduc, Stephanie Lafazanos, Darshan Takui, Steph Pintar
Raqib Burke & Mira Hunter â€“ â€śSufi Mevlevi Whirling Dervish,â€ť
Oud: Amir Oâ€™Loughlin, Daf Drum and Vocals: Jaffar Mufti,
Santur: Nima Ghaemi
Brandy MacCullum â€“ Fancy Shawl Dancer
Lorne Mallin â€“ â€śPriestly Blessing of Jewish Tradition,â€ť Lorne Mallin & Ofira Roll, and musician/singer Joan de Verteuil – Priestly Blessing of Jewish Tradition, Lorne plays shofar
This event was made possible by the support of the Government of Canada and Embrace BC.