flash mob1603This past week I went dancing with a few of my friends, actually, quite a large number of friends. I attended the Sacred Dance Guild Festival at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania. One day we made a trip to Chautauqua Institution where these pictures were taken. (The rest of the time I was too busy dancing.) Bythelake612

Chautauqua was established in the 1870s. Many of the buildings still date from the early years of what became a small enclosed town which, for nine weeks each summer, has a very lively program of events and many, many outside visitors.P1000604

The Hall of Philosophy has no walls. That seems fitting. At the time I went by, there was a concert before a worship service. Across the road a building with “Aula Christi” over the door was filled with people watching a slide show about music in movies.

For more on the organization which sponsored the event go to http://www.sacreddanceguild.org