What is the place for dance in worship? As worship? As ministry? How can we create, enrich, develop communities and faith through movement practice? How can we develop and foster deep investigation/interchange with oneself, with others, with our communities and societies, and with whatever the individual understands of the Spirit? The urge arises to “be ready”. The goal is to prepare in dance to live and work in a state/spirit of readiness. Incorporating and building on established practices of dance in worship – but also on contemporary forms that challenge, instigate, and commentate – this course explores possibilities for scholars who think in dance and through movement, to work at the intersection of faith, scholarship, social justice and the arts.

Corequisite: SU 112.