DANCING WITH GOD: MUSIC, DANCE AND SPIRIT POSSESSION
In many of the world’s religions the relationship with god is of a most intimate nature. Through sacred music and dance, a participant can become possessed directly by the deity the ritual honors. In this talk, Brian will explore sacred movement and ritual possession in a number of the world’s sacred traditions. Please join us on this fascinating journey.
Dean of the Lawrence Conservatory of Music, Brian Pertl has done fieldwork in Australia studying the didjeridu, and fieldwork in Tibet, Nepal, and India studying Tibetan Buddhist sacred music. He has performed widely on trombone, didjeridu, dung chen and other worldly wind instruments. He earned his masters degree in ethnomusicology. After working at Microsoft as an ethnomusicologist for 16 years, he returned to Lawrence to assume his current role.
Music: Gerri Friedberg
Service Leader: Cyndy Stiehl