Thursday, August 29, 2019

Oct 10-12: MMC & DUP in Chicago

Music that Makes Community is returning to Chicago for a multi-day event!  Check your calendars and make plans to attend!  Invite others!  (And Yes, I'm honored to be invited back to be one of the co-presenters) 

When:  Thu, Oct 10, 2p - Sat, Oct 12, 4p
Where:  Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 E. 55th  St., Chicago, IL 60615
More info, Registration:  MMC website



Dances of Universal Peace will be offered as part of workshop programming as a similar and adjacent practice on Friday evening.  Please join us!

When:  Fri, Oct 11, 7-8:30 p.m.
More info:  Facebook event

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Song/Dance: I Planted Seeds: Where & How

Have you sung and danced "I Planted Seeds" recently?  Has it taken root in your ears and heart and started to grow?  

Are you wanting to share it with other people in other places and would like to make sure you're getting it right by the creator?  

Will you be reprinting the words and wish to appropriately credit the source?  

We're glad this song and dance has meaning for you as it does for us!  

Here's the information you are looking for to double check your understanding of the song and dance, the appropriate way to cite it, and some bonus words from its originator about how to share it with others.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Retreat Schedule for The Music & The Dance

The Music and the Dance 
Musicianship and Dance Leader Training with Anahata Iradah 


Thursday, April 25
2 – 3 PM: Arrive
3 – 5 PM: Session 1
5:30 – 6:30: Dinner
7 - 9 PM: Session 2
9PM: #1 Individual Session with Anahata
9:30PM: #2 Individual Session with Anahata

Friday, April 26
7AM: #3 Individual Session with Anahata
7:30: #4 Individual Session with Anahata
8 – 9AM: Breakfast
9:30 – 12:00: Session 3
12:30 – 1:30: Lunch
1:30 – 3:00: Free Time
3 – 5 PM: Session 4
5:30 – 6:30: Dinner
7 – 9 PM: Evening Session led by Leaders and Musicians from The Music and The Dance retreat, inviting early-bird Dancers

Saturday, April 27
7 – 8 AM: Meditation led by Anahata
8 – 9 AM: Breakfast
9:30 – 11:00: Session 5
11:30 – 12:30: One-hour session, inviting in early-bird Dancers, co-led by Anahata and Conie
12:30 – 1:30: Lunch
1:30 – 3:00: Free Time
3:00: Dancing Ourselves Awake Begins - See that schedule here

Sunday, April 28
Dancing Ourselves Awake continues thru lunch
1:30 – 2:30PM: Final The Music and The Dance completion session with Anahata 
2:30:  All depart


NOTE: # 5 – 10 Individual Sessions with Anahata will be woven in throughout the training, either in private sessions or within the circle

Read more about the retreat here, more about Anahata here, here, here, and here, and to register, go here!

Retreat Schedule for Dancing Ourselves Awake

Dancing Ourselves Awake
A Dances of Universal Peace Retreat with Anahata Iradah



Theme:
"What if each dance called forth from us the ability to be so present that time stands still and we are living exactly in the present moment? What would we need to do, to adjust, to let go of to allow that to happen? What would we need to do to dance ourselves awake?”

Saturday, April 27
2 – 3 PM: Arrive
3 – 5 PM: 1st Session
5:30 – 6:30: Dinner
7 – 9 PM: 2nd Session

Sunday, April 28
7 – 8 AM: Meditation with Anahata
8 – 9 AM: Breakfast
9:30 – 12:00: 3rd Session
12:30 – 1:30: Lunch
END

Optional Add-On for Early-Bird Dancers
Come for Dinner and Dances led by the Leaders and Musicians who have been in training with Anahata

Friday, April 26
4 – 5 PM: Arrive
5:30 – 6:30: Dinner
7 – 9 PM: Evening Session

Saturday, April 27
7 – 8 AM: Meditation with Anahata
8 – 9 AM: Breakfast
9:30 – 11:00: Personal retreat time, or join in Mandala Rock Painting led by Mary Ann Koch
11:30 – 12:30: One-hour session co-led by Anahata and Conie Borchardt
12:30 – 1:30: Lunch
1:30 – 3:00: Free Time

Dancing Ourselves Awake begins with Anahata at 3PM (see the above).

Read more about the retreat here, more about Anahata here, here, here, and here, and to register, go here!