(S8)Mirroring in Movement and Melody: Exploring the Neurological Ground Donald Schell (Popular at event)

Research on mirror neurons and the neurology of compassion combine with discoveries of the common roots of music, dance, and speech in human consciousness. We will practice mirroring through call and response singing, and simple Aikido-based imitative movements. With a heightened readiness for compassionate hearing, we will listen to one another speak our experience of the Holy. Donald Schell, Episcopal priest and Aikido black belt launched All Saints Company’s national music workshops and publication, Music By Heart, in order to recover traditional singing methods to build community and liturgy.