The body sings the song of the spirit, whether in joyous praise, poignant lament or cries from the depths of deep questioning and petition. In this presentation, we shall explore a Theology of the Body and Dance as a language for liturgy in the history of Juadaeo-Christian tradition. The focus for present-day application of movement expression will be on connecting individual empowerment with an ecological ethic that is continuous with the Theology of Creation.
Dr. Alexandra Caverly-Lowery is Adjunct Professor of Dance at York University and holds a Master of Divinity from Trinity College. For the past eighteen years she has danced in liturgies and has provided leadership at theological conferences, retreats, and movement workshops across North America. She is in private practice in counselling with a body-work focus in Toronto, and does ongoing research in the area of theology, the body and healing.