Session Description

The guiding question for this workshop is: What is the relationship between liturgy and liturgical dance, and how does such a relationship enhance church worship? This workshop will explore the ways in which Scripture, liturgy, and sacred song create avenues for expression and interpretation by and through liturgical dance movement. These avenues of movement expression and interpretation help to bring clarity and comprehension to both liturgy and one’s knowledge of the Most High God. It will pay particular attention to the use of the body as an expressive instrument that embodies and displays reflective thought and honest emotion as expressed in Christian worship. During the one-hour session, songs concentrating on the symposium theme of “Living in Hope and Grace” found in 1 Peter will be explored through liturgical dance choreography. This is a condensed presentation of the Thursday seminar.

Conference Title

2020 Calvin Symposium on Worship

Event Date

1-31-2020

Event Type

Workshop/Seminar

Type (recording/text)

Text

Subject Area

Worship

Topic

Liturgical Arts

Keywords:

Dance, Sacred Song, Liturgical Choreography

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Worship God with the Dance! The Deep Connections Between Worship and Dance

The guiding question for this workshop is: What is the relationship between liturgy and liturgical dance, and how does such a relationship enhance church worship? This workshop will explore the ways in which Scripture, liturgy, and sacred song create avenues for expression and interpretation by and through liturgical dance movement. These avenues of movement expression and interpretation help to bring clarity and comprehension to both liturgy and one’s knowledge of the Most High God. It will pay particular attention to the use of the body as an expressive instrument that embodies and displays reflective thought and honest emotion as expressed in Christian worship. During the one-hour session, songs concentrating on the symposium theme of “Living in Hope and Grace” found in 1 Peter will be explored through liturgical dance choreography. This is a condensed presentation of the Thursday seminar.

 

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