Grief is a Dancer

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Event: Grief is a Dancer

Date: 12/2/21

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Where: LCBC Church (100 Main Street | Harleysville, PA 19438)

Cost: Free


Grief is a Dancer

Presented in word, music, and dance by
Gregg and Susan Hurley of HurleyInMotion and author Alisa Bair  

Join us for a community-wide event that brings us together to acknowledge
the pain and loss we’re all experiencing through this difficult time.

bluebarnpink_edited.jpgAfter the loss of her 8-year-old daughter to brain cancer in 1993, Alisa Bair turned to writing as she grieved. She published two books: “A Table for Two” in 1998 and “Grief is A Dancer” in 2021. These books document her experiences with grief and propose that grief is an intuitive, loving, life-long partner in sorrow, not something to “get over.”

For 15 years, Bair has collaborated with HurleyInMotion on grief events to deliver a program that helps people grieve through word, music, and dance. HurleyinMotion is a performing arts ensemble that has been building bridges and connecting communities since 2005. Choreographer Gregg Hurley is an Associate Professor of Dance at Messiah University and performs alongside his wife, Susan, an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Messiah University.

Click here for a video about the Grief is a Dancer program.

Additional Event Details

Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of Bair’s book “Grief is a Dancer.” There will be a book signing following the one-hour program.

To ensure the health and safety of all attendees, advanced registration is required. Please reserve your seat by December 1st by clicking the “Going” button below. We’re taking the following COVID safety steps:

  • All attendees are required to wear a mask.
  • Attendees will be seated according to social distancing guidelines and based on individual/group registration.
  • Attendance will be limited to 50% of venue capacity.

This event is generously made possible by: