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A spring update from New York's premiere professional sacred dance company.
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Dear Friends of Omega,

It's been a rough winter here in NYC, but that gives us all the more reason to dance for joy when spring finally arrives, and we do love dancing for joy!

We have two upcoming performances to share, as well as details about an exciting weekend with our founding director and sacred dance pioneer, Carla De Sola. We hope you'll join us for one or more of these events, either in person or in spirit!

With blessings for a life-giving spring,
Becky, Katie, Martha, and Margaret

Triduum and Easter performances
Good Friday at St. Ignatius Loyola
Friday, 4/18, Noon-3pm
Three Hours Devotion: The Seven Last Words of Christ

Omega is thrilled to return to this unique service which includes speakers from diverse faith backgrounds offering reflections on Jesus's last words, interspersed with times of silent reflection and musical and dance meditation pieces. Omega will present "Love Cry," choreographed by former director Mignon Gillen, as well as premiere a duet to the traditional spiritual, "Take My Mother Home," choreographed by current co-director Katie Bignell.

St. Ignatius Loyola is located on Mahattan's Upper East Side at 84th St. and Park Ave. Map
Facebook event
www.stignatiusloyola.org
 
Easter Sunday in Wallace Hall (lower church) at St. Ignatius Loyola
Sunday, 4/20, 10:30am Family Mass

Co-director Becky Reuter and Associate Director Margaret Elaine Plaza will bring joyful energy to St. Ignatius' Easter Sunday Family Mass, including an exuberant "Glory to God" and "Gospel Alleluia"! A choir of more than 30 singers and musicians of all ages will add to the Easter joy!

St. Ignatius is located on Manhattan's Upper East Side at 84th St. and Park Ave. Map
Facebook event
www.stignatiusloyola.org
 
Omega Dance Company invites you to join us for...
This May, Omega will partner with the Sacred Dance Guild, Middle Collegiate Church, Trinity Movement Choir, and the Church of the Village for a weekend of events with sacred dance pioneer and Omega founder Carla De Sola. Join us for one, or all activities, exploring how sacred dance can move our spirits and bodies “beyond words”!

Find more information and links to pre-register below, or visit Omega's website.

Want to help spread the word? Download a flier here!
Friday, May 2nd
Welcome Reception, 6-8pm
Church of the Village gymnasium, 201 W. 13th St. @ 7th Ave.  Map

Come meet Omega Dance Company’s founding director, Carla De Sola, and mingle with the sacred dance community.

We’ll eat, socialize, and share sacred dances “open mic style.” See Omega's website for more details.

Please bring a dish, drink, or dance to share.

All are welcome! Your RSVP via Eventbrite is appreciated.
Saturday, May 3rd
Sacred Dance Workshop, 10am-1pm
Registration at 9:30am

Middle School 131 Dance Studio, 100 Hester St. in Chinatown  Map

An interfaith sacred dance workshop. No dance training necessary! See Omega's website for more details.

Suggested donation: $25.
No one will be turned away for lack
of funds. Pre-registration via Eventbrite is appreciated.
 
Rehearsal for Sunday Performance, 2-5pm
Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St. @ 7th Ave. Map

Come for the workshop, then continue your day at Church of the Village by learning a piece choreographed by Carla De Sola to be performed on Sunday. No dance training necessary!

Suggested donation: $10. Pre-registration via Eventbrite is appreciated.
Sunday, May 4th
Worship Celebration and Performance, 10:30am
Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St. @ 7th Ave. Map

A worship celebration including a sacred dance choreographed by Carla De Sola.

All are welcome!
In the sacred dance community
Holy Week Dancing at Church of the Village
Friday, 4/18, 6:30pm
Sunday, 4/20, 10:30am

 
In her role as Director of the Joyful Noise Dance Choir at Church of the Village, Omega Co-director Martha Chapman brings dancers and non-dancers, children and adults together to heighten the Good Friday and Easter services through dance. All are welcome!

Church of the Village is located at 13th St. and 7th Ave. in Manhattan. Map
www.churchofthevillage.org
"The Doors" Performance at Trinity Wall Street Church
Sunday, 4/27, 2:30pm


The Trinity Movement Choir will perform "The Doors," a concert-length dance piece exploring the intersection between the known and unknown in Birth, Death, Love, and Fear, with the audience choosing the order in which the doors open. Admission is free.

For more information, contact Marilyn Green at marilyngreenart@gmail.com, or Toni Foy at rafoy@hotmail.com.

Trinity Wall Street is located at Broadway and Wall Street in Manhattan. Map
www.trinitywallstreet.org
 
Archdiocesen Dance and Hype Team for New York Catholic Youth Day on Saturday, 5/10

The Office of Youth Ministry of the Archdiocese of New York is coordinating an Archdiocesan-wide Dance and Hype Team, which will make its debut at New York Catholic Youth Day on Saturday, May 10th at St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers! Youth and young adults of any demonination from anywhere and everywhere are invited to join in celebration of God and all that He has to offer through dance! Please contact Jessica Abejar at spcyouth.nyc@gmail.com for more information.
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