DANCE AND SPIRITUALITY

DANCE AND SPIRITUALITY

International Dance Council

Official Partner of UNESCO

DANCING THE HYMNS

Past conferences

2024
February 9

CID SEMINAR  “Dance And  Christianity 6 “
Dancing the silence of God
(Clandestine Dance)

The silence of God is a concrete reality that inhabits churches and temples; when we enter them it captivates our interiority.

To dance the silence of God is therefore to make visible this immaterial reality of the intangible…

It means abandoning the idea of spectacle and representation; put the body in tune with the invisible.

It is dancing the relationship and discovering new territories of artistic expression through the study of texts and the practice of Christian rites, through the mysticism of the divine nature of the dancing body.

Graduate of Paris-Sorbonne University in Romance Studies and Thanatology, choreographer and artistic director, Sabine Jamet questions and explores movement and corporeality in contemporary society and, since ten years, she is working on the place of the collective body in the church and in Christian spirituality.

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2024
January 27

 

CID SEMINAR  “Dance And  Christianity 5 “
The Mystery of the Dove

In this video conference, Fabienne Courmont presents how for her, through the danced oratorio “the mystery of the dove” created by Michel Garnier, and her experience in her long collaboration with this composer of sacred music, it is possible to dance to religious and Christian music and to embody the Holy Spirit through dance in the footsteps of Mary Magdalene

The Mystery of the Dove is an oratorio in eight scenes, written and composed by Michel GARNIER. It relates manifestations of the Holy Spirit : Baptism in the Jordan, Pentecost…

Several paintings are choreographed, notably the painting “The Initiated”, glorified by dance, which represents the Last Supper in a feminine way, inspired by the work of Leonardo da Vinci. Thus Michel Garnier wished to pay homage to the female apostles who followed Christ throughout his life.

Also a painting on the arrival at Saintes Maries de la Mer where the female apostles offer flames of hope to the public.

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2023
december 16

CID SEMINAR  “Dancing the Hymns4”
The legacy of Hildegarde de Bingen for a liturgical dance today


Doctor of the Church, Hildegard of Bingen is an exceptional woman! She was abbess, mystic, visionary, illustrator, composer, poet, founder and preacher, as well as a significant figure in medieval medicine; she arouses great interest today.

Our hostess Claudine Gérez, speaker and choreographer on Hildegard, will reveal to us a lesser known aspect of her work linked to dance. She will explain to us how she analyzes Hildegard’s heritage and draws inspiration from it in her vision of a liturgy integrating the danced expression of Faith.

This is our fourth seminar on dance and Christianity. Participants linked to the Church, sacred dance, anthropology and even naturopathy will provide additional information on the work of this immense spiritual figure.

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2023
november 4

CID SEMINAR  “Dancing the Hymns3”
Dance in the Liturgy

Sylvie Lagache, is a contemporary dancer, therapist with a master’s degree in theology specializing in liturgy.

She will develop the concept  of a “ spiritualized body” for a liturgy less reduced to formalism, but more lively, celebrating the Living. .She will also talk about mystical dance and the parallel between the bodily learning of a dancer and the learning of the inner way and present her “Dance-Energy-Therapy” method

Being in your body as a temple of God and dance the prayer”

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2023
September 30th

CID Teleconference DANCING THE HYMNS   N° 2
PRESENTATION OF THE PROJECT

The principles as well as the perspectives of the “Dancing Christian Hymns” project are now established and are detailed during this founding teleconference

Forthcoming events, as well as a rich videoconference program are presented.
Participants will be invited to contribute

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2023
April 8

CID Seminar DANCING THE HYMNS   N° 1

DANCING THE HYMNS is part of the Christian dimension of our “Dance and Spirituality” program. Having noted the virtual absence of choreographies on the rich heritage of Christian music and poetry both at the level of churches and at the level of Western art, the CID encourages its artists to create them.

An important event in this direction took place on November 19 and 20 in the city of Autun within the “Festival of Beauty”. Our artists danced various hymns from various eras for an hour and a half in the cathedral. They also danced the next day during the mass presided by Mgr Rivière, Bishop of Autun.

We are therefore pleased to present excerpts from certain choreographies with comments from their choreographers/performers.


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Evénement 19/11/2022 “Autant emporte le souffle” en entier

Messe 20/11/2022 en entier