Sacred Canopy is a storytelling hub that uses movement, music, and the spoken word to resource children for a world in flux by exploring sacred stories from biblical and other spiritual traditions.
Sacred Canopy Values
Children whose playful and un-auditioned embodiment of the sacred stories allow the audience to suspend judgement and rediscover childlike moments of trust.
Honesty in presenting the conundrum of the human experience as our primary access point to sacred story.
Tradition which holds sacred stories in the context of the gathered community and passes the stories in trust from one generation to the next.
Symbolic language and imagery that has the power to move the audience beyond cognitive either/or thinking into a unitive/paradoxical level of spiritual wakefulness.
Peace-building where sacred stories are presented not as exclusive or competitive but as a means of bridging religious divides in order to share ways of accessing our common humanity, suffering, hope, love and God.
Cultural diversity, both traditional and contemporary, where storytelling traditions provide a context for appropriate cultural exchange, learning and stewardship.
Liminal space as the unseen dimension between stage and audience, teller and listener, hope and despair, where Divine Presence is found.
Spiritual practises that nurture a relational connection and an awakening to the Divine.
Whole-body curriculum insists on an integration through learning of a young person’s mind, body and emotional life.