The Spirituality of Movement 2019
Come and enjoy a retreat created to combine and connect your Body, Mind, and Spirit through dance. Participants will experience safe, easy, and low-impact dance movement to a variety of music that focuses on expressing our inner lives. Exploration of your energy, creativity, and learning about spirituality within dance history will enhance your experience over the course of the retreat. Essentially a returning to yourself! No matter your spiritual or religious path, this program will give you new tools to deepen your practice in private or community contexts. Previous dance experience isn’t necessary only the desire to do something for yourself and have fun!
Program Cost: $450 (tuition, meals & accommodation)
Local Price: $370 (without overnight accommodations)
We strive to make our programs as accessible as possible, and we understand that cost is a barrier for many people!
Please contact our Registrar to submit an application for a bursary (word doc) or payment plan.
Please register before the program fills up!
Photo credit Maureen Ryan-St.Clair
Julia Sauve, MA has been performing, teaching, and choreographing dance in Canada and the U.S. for the past 40 years. A Co-Founder of dance umbrella, Julia has a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance and a Master’s in Movement Education. She has performed with The Charlottetown Festival, was a Co-Founder of Montage Dance Theatre, and has choreographed numerous productions on P.E.I. Julia’s passion is in how we learn and feel through moving the body.
Liliona has an eclectic background and a diverse set of trainings and experiences. As a result, she wears many hats – choreographer, dancer, actor, dance teacher, singer, community organizer, and facilitator. She has extensive training in contemporary, modern, African, ballet, hip-hop and jazz dance, as well as a BA in Theatre (acting) and a MPhil in African Studies with a performing arts focus. Liliona started her professional career performing with Bridgework Theatre in the Midwest United States, and teaching at the Mandy Fouracre Dance Academy in Accra, Ghana. She then moved to Montreal, Canada, where she danced with Zab Maboungou/Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata and with MamaDances, continued her work as an independent performer and dance teacher, and began her ongoing engagement with Diane Roberts and the Arrivals Personal Legacy Process. Since moving to Nova Scotia, Canada, Liliona has been working predominantly as an independent solo artist, with recent pieces including Resonances of a Warrior Boy, Dressed in Voices, Tide, Oppression, and Inside-Outside: the Dance of the Box. Her work has been presented by dance Immersion, Kinetic Studio, the International Association of Blacks in Dance, Antigonight, Nocturne and others. In addition, Liliona collaborates frequently with other artists in Canada, in Ghana, and elsewhere. She has taught extensively both independently and with the Antigonish Creative Dance Association and, having worked at the Tatamagouche Centre and in a number of social justice contexts, is also an experienced facilitator in social justice programming.