October 20, 2009

Day 1 Listen- Conception

Dance Church is something I have been promising the people of my community for a long time now. Getting it together always seemed like such a grand task, this is not to say I wasn’t going to do it, but I certainly was coming up with reasons to put things off. In walks Michael.

I have heard it said that the Ying Yang symbol is a depiction of the female energy carving out space for creation, that then there is room for masculine energy to move in, giving the space form. This describes how our Dance Church is being conceived. Today Michael made the radical suggestion that we get out a piece of paper and a pen and begin writing things down...I know...crazy!

We have attempted to talk about Dance Church before, and noticed pretty quickly that this project was near and dear to both of our hearts. As can often be the case when two people are passionate about the same thing, the sparks began to fly. This happened when something as seemingly simple as music began to hold a magnifying glass to the differences in our ideas. It became an off topic, which meant back burner for Dance Church.

The questions from the community never stopped though, people kept asking about the “dance thing we were going to start on Sundays”. “WHEN?” became the reoccurring question. We wondered too.

Today we sat down with the little moleskine notebook which had been slated to become 12 days journal #191 and instead wrote “DANCE CHURCH et el.” on the front cover, the last two words being added in one of the many silly and light hearted moments during our 2 hour long collaboration. We drew pictures, talked about dreams, ideas, and really listened with care and attention, knowing the other was revealing their heart.

And so while we do not have a date for you, we are hoping for sometime in November, near the end I believe. Wow, owning this makes it seem that much more real, soon I will be be in a studio with you all, sweating and rhythmically calling in our prayers. Divine.

“How do you pray/meditate/connect with the divine?” is the question in 12 days journal #191

1 comment:

  1. music, writing, pretty much any kind of creative endeavor, anything that opens my heart; also some more formal, purposeful ritual, and yoga and kirtan. Doing yoga while enjoying kirtan music = bliss!