Deborah Georgianne Hall-McNeil ---Shakurah ---
has ever walked an alternative life.
She currently spends her days as a small
sometimes yoga teacher, dance teacher,
musician, and recording button pusher.
She and Anja co-direct Touchstone.
her path has been the Open Road and the
She began formal studies of Sacred Dance in the
with Yakzan Valdez, a sheik
of both the Chisti and the Mevlana (begun by
of the Sufis.
Here she deepened in the inner or direct
ways of The Dance.
She is the one who first brought forth
the genre of Sacred Circle Dance
known as The LongDance,
which has its roots both in Rumi and in the modes
the Neolithic Temple Dances,
as well as in the wide vocabulary of movement
Sacred Circle Dance.
She currently uses The Dance as a medium to
union which the crones of the neolithic temples
instilled in the circles and of which Hafiz and Rumi hinted,
that time which is not measured by any clock
but rather by the depth of ones dreams.
That substance which the the source of both dream