Event Title

Embodied Ministries - Sacred Dance

Presenter Information

Sarah Bjornebo

Location

Brown & Gold Room 264, Harre Union, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

Start Date

10-4-2013 1:30 PM

End Date

10-4-2013 2:30 PM

Description

Faith and the drama of the Biblical texts are often experiences beyond words. The church is gifted at verbal leadership. What would it mean to worship God beyond words? What does it mean to embody our faith and practice? This workshop will explore the opportunities and the challenges of the arts in worship.

About the Presenter

Sarah trained in classical ballet with Esther Geoffrey at Colorado College. She studied and performed with the Milwaukee, Pennsylvania and Boston Ballets. She studied liturgical dance with Maggie Kast (Kast and Company, Chicago) at Valparaiso University. As a student at Valparaiso, Sarah had the opportunity to develop her choreographic skills and liturgical esthetic in collaborating with the Kantorei, Concernt Choir, Dean of the Chapel, and the Chapel Worship Team. Sarah won the VU 1995 Theology Thesis Award for her essay on sacred dance. Sarah receives regular commissions to dance in churches throughout the Rocky Mountain region. She coahes pre-professional dancers, embodied prayer and gospel proclamation; "It is my hope that as we worship together, we may not only hear the Word of God, but embody it."

Consecration 1996 (LDA) BA in Theology, French at Valparaiso University, Christ College Scholar, 1995

 
Apr 10th, 1:30 PM Apr 10th, 2:30 PM

Embodied Ministries - Sacred Dance

Brown & Gold Room 264, Harre Union, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

Faith and the drama of the Biblical texts are often experiences beyond words. The church is gifted at verbal leadership. What would it mean to worship God beyond words? What does it mean to embody our faith and practice? This workshop will explore the opportunities and the challenges of the arts in worship.