life rattle Radio show no. 1155

Aired on CKLN FM 88.1 june 5, 2011


Hosted by Nadeem Basaria


Marianne Kalich reading her stories:
"Sacred But Not Serious"

tonight's writer and stories

Marianne Kalich was born and raised in Etobicoke. In 1979, she earned a Biology Degree from UTM where she has worked for thirty years as a Biologist and currently runs the greenhouse. Kalich is the single mother of three grown children, and lives in Port Credit. She has published her short stories in a book entitled Dwellers on the Threshold: Tales of People, Plants and Places on the Edge.

In the stories we’ll hear tonight, Kalich will give us a glimpse into the intriguing world of Sacred Circle Dance—a pursuit that has been described as being “so out there, it doesn’t even have a website.” But that is changing, says Marianne, as she shares her experiences with the Dance and with the tight-knit Sacred Circle Dance community.

The Sacred Circle Dance involves dancing with others, in a circle, with a spiritual intent. The dances are drawn from various cultures, beliefs and religions, past and present. Sacred Circle Dance takes place globally, in communes and church halls, living rooms, backyards and barns. People travel long distances to dance with other communities—from Scotland to Australia, from Mexico to Greece, and all across North America. We dance to express the Sacred, to celebrate our connection to the earth, to experience community, explains Marianne. We dance for joy and healing.