NEWS & VIEWS
Honoring Ramadan at the Hidden Monastery Dance Chapel with Canan Arikan
On May 20th, 2020, a few days before Ramadan concluded for 2020, the Zoom chat box was filled with comments from 7 women from Turkey, 2 from Iran, 1 from India, several Americans and others.
It was at this moment that two InterPlay worlds – Dance Chapel and Sustaining International Sisters(SIS) – were collided to honor Ramadan, a deeply religious time period for Muslims, the religion of Turkish and Iranian friends.
SIS InterPlay Celebrates a Birthday during Coronavirus Quarantine
Sustaining International Sisters (Global SIS : InterPlay) met on April 24th to celebrate Chiara Pilloton's birthday and wish our Muslim SISters Ramadan Mubarak! Chiara is a SISter living in Rome, Italy, alone and is in her 3rd month of quarantine because of the 2020 Pandemic.
In attendance for Chiara's SIS birthday party were SISters from Turkey, the Philippines, Pakistan, Mexico, Venezuela, China, Brazil, Argentina, Italy, England, Laos/Thailand and the United States.
GLOBAL SIS Playground:
Meeting Without Walls
"We are together in a room without walls, yet we feel connected. We are women from eight different countries engaging in online “embodied play” in the spaces of our own homes, offices, or classrooms. We are from China, Turkey, Pakistan, Brazil, Argentina, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United States listening to our body wisdom, moving, and telling our stories..." - Ruth Schowalter