A Show of Hands is a Documentary programme.

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A Show of Hands

The importance of gesture, in religious faith and in the performing arts. Sister Gemma Simmonds of the Congregation of Jesus considers the different ways Christians use their hands in prayer and worship, and Father Christopher Hancock reflects on the way he uses his hands as a priest - from key moments in the Mass to the anointing of the sick and dying. Also, choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh considers the vocabulary of hand movements in the style of dance she trained in, Bharatanatyam, and how these have inspired her current work in contemporary dance.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 15 minutes (approx)

When is A Show of Hands next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio 4 FM June 22nd, 9:30am and on BBC Radio 4 FM June 29th, 9:30am. See more...