MICHAEL ALBERRY

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A Time to Dance

A Time to Dance aligns the similarities between prayer and dance, exploring the physical and immersive form of worship in the UK’s flourishing Pentecostal Christian denomination. In these churches, set up in converted warehouses, congregations move to pop style music and dramatic lighting, which become a central element of worship.

The act of searching for God in Pentecostal prayer – much like the act of dancing – represents an immersive and transgressive experience that transcends the banalities and ebbing pressures of daily life; the physical act of reaching out and the laying of hands on one another in prayer resembling the human search for answers and something bigger than ourselves.





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© Michael Alberry 2021