St. John’s Cathedral Parish Hall, Los Angeles, CA on March 23, 2019. The Hour of Hildegard was the first installment of HDD’s exploration of the work of Hildegard von Bingen. This introductory piece focused on Hildegard’s work “Physica,” writings on health and her nine healing systems which include the medicinal use of plants, elements, trees, stones, fish, birds, animals, reptiles and metals. It was performed by five dancers with live singers and stories from the workers of the St. John’s Food Pantry.

Photos by Sean Deckert

This performance was made possible with support from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.