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Hour of Hildegard
March 23, 2019 • 5:00 pm PDT
Los Angeles-based company, Heidi Duckler Dance (HDD) presents act one of the Hour of Hildegard at St. John’s Cathedral, on March 23, 2019 at 5pm.
Hildegard von Bingen, a woman ahead of her time, was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, polymath and is considered to be the founder of scientific natural history. Her work spanned the theological, artistic, and scientific fields in a time when women rarely had the opportunity to speak up.
The Hour of Hildegard is the first installment of Duckler’s exploration of the work of Hildegard von Bingen. This introductory piece will focus on Hildegard’s work “Physica,” her book on health and nine healing systems which include the medicinal use of plants, elements, trees, stones, fish, birds, animals, reptiles and metals.
The work takes place in St. John’s historic Parish Hall where guests are invited to partake in a feast of healthy foods and investigate the healing systems up close.