DEVA DANCE
Reflections on the Sacred Dance Guild - Lakeshore Chapter
"Sharing Our Gifts" 
November 8th at St. Gertrude Catholic Church, Chicago.


EXCERPT FROM SACRED DANCE JOURNAL WINTER 2004
"SACRED DANCE SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS"
by Mary Swanson

"Another trio of dancers (Stacey Taheny, Nancy Graham-Betend, Debra Sawyer) depicted angels -Michael, Raphael and Gabriel- standing at the altar in front of a pair of large angel wings, between which rested a sword.  As the dancers swirled and gracefully moved with arms sometimes intertwined, forming a circle, I imaged the planets - the dancers became day and night.  They touched one another as if to heal, as if to speak to the entire universe and then an image so lovely came to me.  I saw a new astrological sign in the heavens.  It came upon a deep, dark night, surrounded by stars shining like gems in the sky; I saw a huge angel stretching across the universe with God at the head."