Laura Shannon facilitating our dance evening in Ladner March 27
It was a full house (make that church!) at Ladner United for a wonderful evening of dance. Laura shared dances from Greece, the Balkans and Armenia. Most of the dances were ‘new’, even for the dancers who just completed her 2 year Women’s Ritual Dance training program in Nanaimo a few days earlier. Of course these dances are in fact not new dances but traditional ones that carry the ancient wisdom of our dancing grandmothers. Laura provided just enough repetition and progressions to make the evening interesting and enjoyable for all and it was clear by her amazing teaching skills why she one of the most sought after Circle Dance facilitators in the world.
*Laura may be facilitating an evening of dance this November (2019) TBA.
She’s scheduled to share dance in 2020 at UCV (Unitarian Church/Centre of Vancouver) Sept 25 & 26. Mark your calendars!
Laura Shannon is one of the ‘grandmothers’ of the worldwide Sacred / Circle dance movement, with over 30 years of experience researching and teaching. Her particular focus is on the oldest traditional circle dances of Greece, the Balkans and Armenia. These dances are simple yet powerful and rich in meaning. They embody an ancient worldview of sustainability, community, and reverence for the earth, and help us reconnect with ourselves, each other, and the cycles of life. Coming from cultures which have survived many periods of transition, these dances can wisely and joyfully guide us through our own life changes. laurashannon.net