Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Dancing and Spirituality

Just as the ancients danced to call upon the spirits in nature,
we too can dance to find the spirits within ourselves
that have been long buried and forgotten.

Anna Halprin

There is something very spiritual about holding hands with a group of friends and moving in unison.

I knew a woman who was involved with Sacred Circle Dance, an activity that her group did outdoors once a week from late spring to early fall at 8 a.m. She invited me to try it, but their group met at a distance from where I live, and I don't like to get up early.

Some people see dancing as a non-denominational way of connecting with something greater than themselves, whether or not they believe in a Supreme Being.

It is not surprising that there are folk dance groups that meet in houses of worship.

Since is the beginning of the Jewish New Year, today's post features Always on Sunday, a group that dances in a Jewish house of worship.  We meet every Sunday (except for Jewish holidays) at the Temple Beth Torah in Wethersfield, Connecticut.

Here is an example of what we do. This video was taken last November from a dance party with Bulgarika.  The dance is a kopanitsa from Bulgaria.

If you enjoyed this, you may also like:

The Best of Bulgarika

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