The Evolution of the Sacred Dance in the Judeo-Christian Tradition

Jade Luerssen '67, Illinois Wesleyan University


The universe is permeated by rhythm, harmony , and patterned movement--the movement of stars through the galaxy, the rotation of the earth, the rising and setting of the sun, the seasons , the cycle of birth, growth and death. Therefore, it is perfectly natural that man respond deeply and significantly to these ordered rhythms that make up his life, his world , and his universe.