Course Description

Twelve prayerful and playful participatory dances for every-body! With choreography and instruction by Betsey Beckman and music commissioned by Abbey of the Arts.  Enter into dances inspired by 12 monks and mystics through the ages including the Prophet Miriam, King David, Mary Mother of God, Amma Syncletica, Brigid of Kildare, Benedict of Nursia, Brendan the Navigator, Hildegard of Bingen, Francis of Assisi, Rainer Maria Rilke, Dorothy Day, and Thomas Merton. Filmed in locations that evoke and celebrate the gift of each monk and mystic!

Betsey Beckman

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Introduction

  • 2

    Dancing with the Prophet Miriam

    • Teaching Video

    • Dance Video

  • 3

    Dancing with King David

    • Teaching Video

    • Dance Video

  • 4

    Dancing with Mary, Mother of God

    • Teaching Video

    • Dance Video

  • 5

    Dancing with Amma Syncletica

    • Teaching Video

    • Dance Video

  • 6

    Dancing with Brigid of Kildare

    • Teaching Video

    • Dance Video

  • 7

    Dancing with Benedict of Nursia

    • Teaching Video

    • Dance Video

  • 8

    Dancing with Brendan the Navigator

    • Teaching Video

    • Dance Video

  • 9

    Dancing with Hildegard of Bingen

    • Teaching Video

    • Dance Video

  • 10

    Dancing with Francis of Assisi

    • Teaching Video

    • Dance Video

  • 11

    Dancing with Rainer Maria Rilke

    • Teaching Video

    • Dance Video

  • 12

    Dancing with Dorothy Day

    • Teaching Video

    • Dance Video

  • 13

    Dancing with Thomas Merton

    • Teaching Video

    • Dance Video