Living Colour Creative

Exciting new site - Living Life ExpectantlyWhat's New?

Posted by Anna Sat, November 12, 2016 21:49:35

So it's taken awhile, but I'd like to share some news.

For the past couple of months I have been developing and working through some new ideas about my blog space, where I want it to go, how I can best communicate with you all and where my heart really is.

The result is that there is going to be a new blog space, Living Life Expectantly. It will still follow some of the themes that have been here but I hope to provide more focused content and be able to interact with you all more through it, as it is a better platform.

I would love for you to continue with me on the journey, so I'd like to invite you to head over to Living Life expectantly and fill in your name and email to make sure you receive the latest post info. If you want to comment on any post into the future you will need to scroll to the bottom of the page and in the right hand column there is the option to register.

This site will remain live, so all the information, teaching and dances can still be accessed.

Do hope that you will continue with me.
Look forward to seeing you over at Living Life Expectantly.

Anna :-)

Exciting new site - Living Life ExpectantlyWhat's New?

Posted by Anna Sat, November 12, 2016 21:49:29

So it's taken awhile, but I'd like to share some news.

For the past couple of months I have been developing and working through some new ideas about my blog space, where I want it to go, how I can best communicate with you all and where my heart really is.

The result is that there is going to be a new blog space, Living Life Expectantly. It will still follow some of the themes that have been here but I hope to provide more focused content and be able to interact with you all more through it, as it is a better platform.

I would love for you to continue with me on the journey, so I'd like to invite you to head over to Living Life expectantly and fill in your name and email to make sure you receive the latest post info. If you want to comment on any post into the future you will need to scroll to the bottom of the page and in the right hand column there is the option to register.

This site will remain live, so all the information, teaching and dances can still be accessed.

Do hope that you will continue with me.
Look forward to seeing you over at Living Life Expectantly.

Anna :-)

Exciting new site - Living Life ExpectantlyWhat's New?

Posted by Anna Sat, November 12, 2016 21:49:24

So it's taken awhile, but I'd like to share some news.

For the past couple of months I have been developing and working through some new ideas about my blog space, where I want it to go, how I can best communicate with you all and where my heart really is.

The result is that there is going to be a new blog space, Living Life Expectantly. It will still follow some of the themes that have been here but I hope to provide more focused content and be able to interact with you all more through it, as it is a better platform.

I would love for you to continue with me on the journey, so I'd like to invite you to head over to Living Life expectantly and fill in your name and email to make sure you receive the latest post info. If you want to comment on any post into the future you will need to scroll to the bottom of the page and in the right hand column there is the option to register.

This site will remain live, so all the information, teaching and dances can still be accessed.

Do hope that you will continue with me.
Look forward to seeing you over at Living Life Expectantly.

Anna :-)

The joy of the small things - Beautiful RiverFriday's Dance

Posted by Anna Fri, May 27, 2016 21:24:14

So today, I finally managed to sit down and start going through the footage from the dance retreat to try and piece sections together into a bit of a highlight video. Tough Decisions!! There was so much lovely work created over the weekend, you can see God in all that everyones dances, such a privilege to be able to revisit and see people’s journey. My aim is to get it finished this weekend, and then I will share it with you.

But along the way I found one video from the weekend that had me in stitches. The embarrassing bit was that I was in my garden watching the videos when I discovered it, so yes, I was laughing on my own, at laptop screen, what the neighbours thought, who knows!

But it really spoke to me. The video is of the last session on the Sunday morning, where we were moving around different stations, cementing the things God had spoken to us during our journey there. One station was the river, and dancers were encouraged to get in the river and encase themselves, in God, laying their journey down.

Sometimes such a task can be taken seriously, but God puts laughter, exploration and fun in our soul. He wants us in his river, exploring Him, growing closer to him and having fun doing so. So, sit back and laugh whilst you watch this video. Embrace the journey you are on at the moment, roll in Gods beautiful river and let laughter lead the way for a bit!







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What happens at a Living Colour workshop?Teaching

Posted by Anna Fri, April 29, 2016 19:19:24

Ever wondered what we get up to at a Living Colour workshop? Each workshop is individual, and unless we are doing a series, each one will be different to the one before and the one after it. However, there are some general exercises and themes that play an integral part to what Living Colour is and does, that will always be part of a workshop in some way.

Open time of prayer – it’s great to come before God before we start doing anything and lay the session down before him, to pray for those that could not make it, to welcome the Holy Spirit into our dance space, and ask that people are ready to move and respond as God leads them, as well as anything else God lays on our heart.

Time of Sharing – this is about the opportunity to tell others about your journey, what you hope for, would like to learn etc. Which can encourage and challenge others with where they are at personally. As well as verbally sharing where we’re at, it’s also great to share what we explore and choreograph during the workshop.

Praying for Others – all the movements we do, are a prayer, however sometimes its good to specifically bless someone with a prayer through movement. We encourage eyes to be open so you can see and receive the movements and prayer that person is giving you.

Fellowship – wherever possible, there’ll be drink and cakes which we can have a good natter over, offering the chance to really get to know each other.

Choreography/ Technique/ Tips – both as an individual and corporate dancer we want to provide you with skills that you can use to enhance your dancing. We share and pass on, so you in turn can share and pass on.

I’m going to leave you with what we did at the last workshop. Instead of thinking about the sadness/ seriousness of the cross, we wanted to celebrate and comprehend, that what Jesus did for us is AMAZING and even in those darkest moments we need to celebrate the cross. This is ‘The Wondrous Cross’.



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Boldy I ApproachWorkshops and Events

Posted by Anna Mon, April 18, 2016 22:36:31

I’m finally getting round to sorting through some of the dance videos I have (yay), and today I want to share with you about ‘Boldly approaching the throne’. This was a dance that we explored whilst away on the dance retreat back in March and was also used at the latest Moving Rainbows session at the beginning of April.

The main aim was to consider how we approach the throne, how we can be in fellowship with another, supporting one another and have a time just dancing together.

I find it incredible to see how God speaks movements to individuals that mould together into a dance to demonstrate his love, compassion and steadfastness.

At the retreat we did a lot of work in groups that helped to emphasise different bits of the verses, and use layers of movements such as canon, freezes and unison. We wanted to demonstrate the connection in movement (having contact with another person during the movement as much as possible), as a reflection of how we can keep connected with God, but recognise that sometimes even if we loose connection, it can be found again.

In Moving Rainbows we encouraged each child to think about the words of the song, to stand, lie, balance and turn in the first verse, before coming together in groups in the second and use flags in the 3rd.

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1.7

The bit that I feel is really important in this dance is the chorus, moving forward together, welcoming one another before the throne and being free in it. Check out Hannah and Janes face as they spin round at the end!

Do you boldly approach the throne?

Why not take a breath, walk forward and smile, and choose someone to do it with!




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What's around the corner...?Thought for the Day

Posted by Anna Mon, January 04, 2016 07:20:31

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2016 has arrived and we are now a few days in. Perhaps you made a long list of things you ‘hope for’, ‘long for’ or wish to ‘do’, some of those things may feel out of your grasp already and you have no clue what to do with the rest. Whilst I believe in setting goals, I struggle at the beginning of a year to sit down and be able to say, this is what I want to achieve, where I want to go, who I want to meet etc.

We don’t know what’s around the corner, or what’s going to be coming up, so how on earth can we set what we want when we might not know where we’re going to?

I want to encourage you to think about setting your goals or hopes or dreams or whatever they are for 2016 in a different way. For some things that are on your heart, rather than say ‘this year I will…’, say ‘this month I will…’ and at the beginning of each month tackle something that is on year heart. You can stay on track more easily, look back on what the previous month was, and ahead to what the next month maybe. Hopefully you will feel like you are achieving what’s on your heart more and that things are within your reach.

Having made these decisions, we can either choose to peer round the corner into 2016 gingerly or hit the ground running and be ready and willing to lay down what’s on our hearts to God and step out and see what the future may bring.

Chat with God and each month give him something on your heart, not gingerly, but boldly, knowing that he wants the very best for us, so trust him to give you the best!

Are you ready? Then step around the corner and see what awaits.



Challenge Saturday - HandsThought for the Day

Posted by Anna Sat, October 03, 2015 13:18:06

Hands are something we are constantly using, sometimes without even realising it! But are your hands always used for the good of others?

Hands can mould, crush, clap, tap, break, carry, push, pull, stroke, hold, comfort, knit, clasp, mend and much more. Some of those actions can be used negatively and not in a way that would build up, strengthen and grow someone. Do you think about what you do with your hands? Everything is a movement, however big or small it maybe. Whilst it is obvious that hands alone can not make some of the movements happen, but, the hands are the visible thing that we can see.

Much like as Christians, you might say you have a good heart, but people can't see that, they see what you do, how you act and what you say. We'll think about the things that initiate our hands to move at another time.

The challenge I want to put out there today is for you to consider the movements your hands make as you go through the things you do today. You'll soon realise that the actions you are making will provide you with a wealth of new movements that you can incorporate into your dancing.

For example, today I have typed, peeled apples, lifted my daughter, pushed a buggy and clapped, to name a few! Translating this into movement could be something like -

- Rippling fingers moving left and right

- A cupped hand and the other one opening and closing on top of it

- Palms spread wide facing inwards and raising hands upwards

- Hands at hip height pushing hands away and leaning top half of body away at same time.

- Clappings pretty self explanatory!


So enjoy exploring new movements with your hands and let me know how you get on!

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