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Dances of Universal Peace & Chanting Calderdale / West Yorkshire
East Lancashire - Todmorden - Hebden Bridge - Luddenden
with Cordelia Jilani, Mo'unisa (Vitalija), Ralph, Robert & other DUP leaders
(incl. Interfaith events, devotional chanting, Taizé singing, Sufi dance, Sacred Dance / Circle Dance, Subud events & groups)
See also www.facebook.com/WestYorkshirePeaceDances

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Dances of Universal Peace (DUP) - experience the power & joy of chanting while dancing in a circle

Ralph Nimmann & Vitalija Zelenevska-Nimmann
accompany the Peace Dances with drum & guitar
          April 2015 Chant and dance can awaken a powerful, experiential response, that takes people beyond what a verbal recitation does.
Dances of Universal Peace on YouTube (with Ralph & Vitalija leading): www.youtube.com/RainbowDanceUK
Playlist with 14 peace dances on youtube.com/watch
Why don't you invite us to dance with you (we're happy to travel)?

The Dances of Universal Peace are often accompanied by drum, guitar or other instruments.
Newcomers are always welcome - no experience is required. More about the DUP
Read feedback from dancers with Ralph & Mo'unisa (Vitalija) (photo)
You are invited to join our free e-mail list inviting and informing you about Calderdale peace dances:
Contact Ralph: rainbowralph[AT]gmail.com - or Jilani: jilanicordelia[AT]gmail.com
(We each have our own peace dance e-mail lists)

You are also welcome to join Ralph's "Devotional Chanting" e-mail list.



Special Peace Dance & related Events Calendar Calderdale 2017 (sorted by date):
"Regular Events Listings" see white box below!   -   top of page

EVERY Tuesday weekly Hebden Bridge: Taizé harmony singing 10:45-11:45am with Ralph (also during holidays).
Venue: Robert's home, 7 Crossley Terrace, Commercial Street(next to B&B), Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AY
Contact Ralph if you have questions: 07909 488272.
More about the weekly Taizé singing see Regular Events below

Luddenden, usually Tuesday evenings NOT in August! 7:30pm-9:30pm: "Sufi Dancing" with Jilani & Robert

Details see Regular Events in the white box below

In August no peace dances @ The Heart Centre in Luddenden -
and no '3rd Sunday DUP' in Hebden Bridge!

Thu 10 Aug Hebden Bridge: Sufi evening with food, Qawali, Dhikr, poetry & Reflections, 7pm - 10:30

Ralph is organising this FREE evening - donations for hall hire welcome. Food will be served from 7-8pm
=> Print 2 A5 Posters as word.doc
  • Listen to the famous Qawali Brothers with excstatic live music,
  • experience the mesmerising devotional Sufi Dhikr / zikr (remembering God) - see facebook.com/DervishDhikr/
  • meet open hearted Sufis - and more...
In co-operation with "Organic Soul Food", feeding homeless people in Manchester facebook.com/Organic-Soul-Food-1010377895755628/
Asked, why they do this for free, they said: "We are Sufis - we don't do this for money." Ralph hopes to get enough donations to cover the hall hire.
Please do spread the word and tick "Going" on facebook.com/events/216193388905702 if you intend to come. See you? Ralph

19 - 27 August: Unicorn "Dancing Spirit" - Dances of Universal Peace Family Camp near Bath

with Matin (USA), Mo'unisa, Ralph & many other DUP teachers => http://unicornvillagecamps.co.uk/dancing-spirit-camp-information
Mo'unisa (Vitalija) & Ralph need a lift / help with transport for tent and instruments to & from the camp!

8-10 Sept Luddenden: Healing Voice and Body Prayer with Jilani and Kate O'Connell
Venue: The Heart Centre, Luddenden

Sun 17 Sept (3rd Sun / month): Hebden Bridge Sunday Dances of Universal Peace - Simple Dances & Chants to Delight the Heart and Feed the Soul with Beautiful Live Music with Jilani & Robert, 4pm - 6pm

Cost: ££/ £7 - Contact: Jilani Cordelia: 01422 886410 - jilanicordelia[AT]gmail.com
Venue: Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, Hebble End / Bridge Lanes, HX7 8EU - More

Sat 24 Sept Hepton Stall: Autumn Equinox celebration "Finding the balance” with circle dances and Sophia, 11am - 5pm
£23 by August 24th £30 thereafter - £35 on the day.
Heptonstall Social + Bowling club HX7 7LT near Hebden Bridge .
Open to men + women .Bring harvest lunch to share.
Contact Sophia: phone: 01422 843000 - e: sophiafreedancer[AT]talktalk.net

Sun 1 Oct Luddenden: "The Peaceful Heart" - Autumn Day of Dance with Jilani and Robert, 10 am - 5 pm 10 am registration and tea, 10.30 am - 5 pm workshop
Includes a simple but delicious lunch. For catering purposes, please book by 28 September
Cost: £40 if paid by 15 September (£50 thereafter)
Venue: The Heart Centre, Luddenden

Vitalija & Ralph - 2008

Fri 6th - Sun 8th Oct 2017: "Eat, Dance & Pray Together"
23rd Dances of Universal Peace Weekend with Mo'unisa (Vitalija) & Ralph

@ Loudwater Farm, London-Rickmansworth,

You are cordially invited to celebrate with us and our DUP friends around London for all or part of the w/e.

Details & more

Fri 13 - Sun 15 Oct: "Les Panards Dansants" Festival 2017!

Hebden Bridge Dance Festival

Fri 20th - Sun 22nd Oct 2017: 2nd "Hebden Bridge Dance Festival"

Web:   => hebdenbridgedancefestival.simplesite.com
We'll have many dance workshops to experience different forms of dance.

"Like" us => facebook.com/HBdanceF - follow us on Twitter: @hbdancef
You are invited to become a Dance Festival member for £10,- per year.

Contact: e: hbdancef@gmail.com - Ralph: 07909 488272 - Sophia: 01422 843000
Ralph Nimmann (chair) - Sophia Hatch (secretary) - Terry Swhic (treasurer)

We need volunteers & stewards during the festival.
=> hebdenbridgedancefestival.simplesite.com/429722588 Call Hannah on 07917 583344

NEW: Hebden Bridge Dance Festival: documents

Thu 21 Dec Hebden Bridge: Winter Solstice Celebration with peace dances, 7pm - 10pm
with Jilani, Mo'unisa (Vitalija), Ralph & Robert

Please bring food to share for a feast! This will be the sixth annual Winter Solstice celebration we have shared together. It's always a hugely popular event with live music... don't miss it!
Venue: Calderdale Yoga Centre (1st floor), Unit 2, Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7DD

30 Dec 2017 - 2 January 2018: Birmingham: Year End Treat: Dancing into the New Year with Faith & Joy - with Mo'unisa (Vitalija) & Ralph @ 'Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre'

“Fall into your heart”, holding hands, honouring various religions / spiritual traditions, moving and chanting in a circle. Simple words, simple movements, attuning to love, harmony and beauty: dancing inter-faith. A joyful and powerful experience of oneness, freeing the voice. We move, breathe and sing together - like one organism, like a cell in the body, remembering being part of something much bigger than the small self. No singing or dancing experience is required.
A stay at Woodbrooke with large park, lake, labyrinth and more is a real treat. See vieos of us dancing @ Woodbrooke on www.youtube.com/RainbowDanceUK
Residential Fee: £353 - Non-Residential Fee: £252 Booking & details are here: www.woodbrooke.org.uk

Leeds: Mo'unisa (Vitalija) & Ralph like to come again and lead Dances of Universal Peace on a weekend afternoon
Please Contact us if you want to be invited!
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Chorlton (South Manchester): a weekend afternoon Dances of Universal Peace with Ralph & Mo'unisa (Vitalija)
Please Contact us if you want to be invited!    top of page

Find more about peace dances (DUP), photos, Mo'unisa (Vitalija) & Ralph in the blue link box, top of page

Some time in the far future: Dancing in Heaven with Ralph

Dances of      protected DUP Logo: circle of hearts      Universal Peace

Regular Dances of Universal Peace Listing (+ chanting & related groups):
Special Events Calendar see blue box above   -   top of page

candles Hebden Bridge: Taizé harmony singing EVERY Tuesday 10:45-11:45am with Ralph

Venue: at Robert's home, 7 Crossley Terrace, Commercial Street (next to B&B), Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AY (also during holidays).
Contact Ralph if you have questions: 07909 488272.
Singing - and silence. You are welcome to listen - or join our singing. No booking, experience or music reading required. We sing rounds and harmony chants mostly from the Taizé community & from "Cantiones Sacrae" (Findhorn) and occasional chants honouring other religions.
Video of our Taizé singing January 2015: caldersong.wordpress.com
Learn the songs: http://taize.fr/en_article10308.html
Cost: free. Donations are welcome (the donation goes towards Hope Baptist Chapel & the group leader)
Contact & more about Ralph - View / print 2 A5 posters on A4 (word.doc)
"Like" us on www.facebook.com/TaizeHebdenBridge

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Luddenden, usually Tuesday evenings 7:30pm-9:30pm: "Sufi Dancing"   Special Events Calendar by date

NOT Tue 2nd May! This evening consists of Dances of Universal Peace as well as zikr and other Sufi practices.
Jilani is a musician and certified leader (and a mentor-in-training) of the Dances of Universal Peace. She has led the Dances since 2005, and since studying for over two years with Neil Douglas-Klotz has shared the Aramaic Prayer in many different contexts in the UK and abroad, particularly in France where she is much in demand as a teacher. She effortlessly creates a safe and held space where people can feel confident. Her relaxed and patient teaching style means people easily learn the words, chants and movements. Then together we can enter the profound and healing depths of the Dance experience, a journey into Unity, Beauty and even Bliss.
Cost: £5 / £7.50 / £10
Contact: Jilani Cordelia, phone: 01422 886410 - email: jilanicordelia[AT]gmail.com - please phone or email to confirm or find out details.
Venue: Heart Centre, Dean House Lane, Luddenden, HX2 6RF. map on maps.google.co.uk

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Tuedays weekly (10 weeks course): CIRCLE DANCE in Hebden Bridge with Sophia Hatch, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, Salem Mill
First session FREE if you are a new comer.
Cost: 10 week term costs £59 upfront / £39 on benefits. OR Pay as you go £8 / Benefits £5.
OPEN to MEN + WOMEN. Newcomers + more experienced. NO partners needed.
Dance in the spring welcome the new ,with both lively energising dances as well as gentle + meditative ones - some traditional some recent.. some easy others more tricky...a BIG mix of music.
The aim is to raise energy, have fun, make new friends , community building, and create peace within ourselves. I also bring a dash of Alexander Technique into the class.
Contact: Sophia www.sophiafreedancer.co.uk - phone: 01422 843000 - e: sophiafreedancer[AT]talktalk.net
NEW VENUE: Riverside School (left entrance), Holme Street (opp. Little Theatre).

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1st Tuesday / month Luddenden: Zikr evening with Jilani 8 pm
In May: Tue 16th! We start promptly at 8 pm, in a comfortable and beautiful space at The Heart Centre. Please come straight into the meditative atmosphere of the White Room. There will be time at the end for a cup of tea and a chat if you wish.
Cost is £10/£8/£5 according to your means. Please bring the correct change if possible, and place your money in the bowl as you arrive.
Contact: Jilani Cordelia, phone: 01422 886410 - email: jilanicordelia[AT]gmail.com - please phone or email to confirm or find out details.
Venue: Heart Centre, off Dean House Lane, Luddenden, HX2 6RF.
map on maps.google.co.uk

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2nd Tuesday / month Helmshore, nr. Haslingden (East Lancs): DUP evening with Mary Rabia Dowson

Monthly evenings of Dances of Universal Peace 7.00-9.30pm - all are welcome.
Please phone Margaret on 01706 214180 by lunchtime the day before (if you can) to let her know you are coming. If this isn't possible then please do phone to make sure we will be there.
Cost: £7
Email: marydowson[AT]talktalk.net - Web Site: www.marydowson.co.uk
Mary occasionally leads other DUP events around Lancashire - if you are interested, please ask to be on her email list. Services @ Todmorden Unitarian Church
      1st Thursday / month 7pm,

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CHANGE 1st Thursday / month Todmorden: Service, 7-9pm, Unitarian Church
Thu 1 Dec: Sharing and Giving. Thu 5 Jan: Forgiving and New Beginnings. Thu 2 February: ...
The service is free of charge.
Contact:
www.todmordenunitarianchurch.org.uk
Venue: Todmorden Unitarian Church, Honey Hole Road, OL14 6LE (near town centre - see map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk).

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Some Fridays: informal chat about Subud & the Latihan, Hebden Bridge, 12:30ish-2pmish
Do you want to find out more about the little known international sister- and brotherhood of Subud and the latihan, which is a unique way to connect with the Divine Creator-Life Force across religious boundaries, involving sound and movement? Ask Ralph if you're interested - or:
During the Soup Dragon (12:30ish - 2:30ish) Godfrey will be happy to chat with you.
Organic soup & bread are served for a donation.
Venue: Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, Hebble End / Market Street, HX7 8EU
More about Subud & the Latihan

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1st (& 3rd) Fri / month Hebden Bridge: "Contact Dance & Embodied Presence" - The discipline and art of non verbal communication, with Sara Carter, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Discover the creative expression of the sensory world of the body, where a landscape of feelings, images and impulse moves us into action. Connect with the element within earth, air, water, fire, space, as a resource for support and movement. Explore deep body listening, movement, breath-voice, touch and awareness.
Discover different ways of supporting and being supported- develop the capacity to be playfully present!
Cost: £7.50/ £9 or donation (musicians welcome to Jam from 7:30 pm)
Contact: Sara Carter, 07446 375171 - spiraldancer8[AT]gmail.com
VENUE: Calderdale Yoga Centre, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7DD Sufi Night @ Todmorden Unitarian Church
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Saturdays every 2 weeks from 4 Feb 2017: Todmorden: Sufi Night 19:00 - 20:00, Unitarian Church "Come a board on a spiritual journey!" Please dress warmly! Refreshments will be provided. See: www.todmordenunitarianchurch.org.uk
Please contact khalidadams[AT]hotmail.com for more details
Venue: Todmorden Unitarian Church, Honey Hole Road (near town centre - see map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk).

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Sorry: not any more: 1st Sat / month Hebden Bridge: Dances of Universal Peace, DUP from 4pm-6pm with Mo'unisa (Vitalija) & Ralph
We are discontinueing this group from 2017 due to lack of attendance.

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Sorry: not any more: (2nd Sat / month) Todmorden: Dances of Universal Peace, with Mo'unisa (Vitalija) & Ralph from 4pm until 6pm
Due to lack of attendance we are discontinueing this group from 2017

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2nd Sunday / month Charlestown: Universal Worship Service in the Yurt, 4.30pm - 7pm
All our welcome. Come and connect with yourself, the community and the Great Spirit through simple devotional singing, dance, prayer, readings, stories, ritual and silent reflection - may incl. a peace dance with Ralph & Vitalija. In taking part, we bring the blessing of our presence and, in turn, we are blessed by the occasion. Each month has a different theme.
Venue: The Yurt, Callis Community Gardens, Charlestown (from Hebden Bridge 1 Mile along the canal towards Todmorden, or A646 opposite Stoney Lane) => web map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk
Donation: £5 / £4 / £5 suggested
Contact: Leah Findlay on 078251 68742 - 01422 647102 - e: leahfindlay[AT]rocketmail.com
See facebook.com/eventsattheyurt

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3rd Sun / month: Hebden Bridge Dances of Universal Peace - Simple Dances and Chants to Delight the Heart and Feed the Soul with Beautiful Live Music with Jilani and Robert, 4pm - 6pm   Special Events Calendar by date

3rd Sunday / month sessions for 2017, NOT in April, August, December!

Jilani is an international Dance leader and musician, who powerfully transmits the sacred, mystical energy of the Dances, whilst also bringing lightness, humour and joy. Her Dance workshops are always an invitation to journey deeply, profoundly supported by the music of her voice and viola.
Accompanied by her husband Robert on the guitar she effortlessly creates a safe and held space where people can feel confident, while her relaxed and patient teaching style means they easily learn the words, chants and movements.
Download & print an A4 POSTER for Hebden Bridge Sundays (pdf file)
Cost: £10 / £7
Contact: Jilani Cordelia: 01422 886410 - jilanicordelia[AT]gmail.com
Venue: Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, Market Street / Hebble End, HX7 8EU - www.calderdalemethodists.org.uk/churches/hebdenbridge.php
web map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk

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Last Friday / month Hebden Bridge: "Balkan + Balkan gipsy sessions for experienced dancers" with Sophia Hatch, 7.30-9.30pm
Simple dances done with no teaching + others with more challenging rhythms / nifty steps.. with clear teaching! Cost: £7.
Contact Sophia if you are interested, and let her know if you have requests in advance.
www.sophiafreedancer.co.uk - phone: 01422 843000 - e: sophiafreedancer[AT]talktalk.net
Venue: The Calderdale Yoga Centre, Unit 2, Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7DD

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(Usually) last Sat / month Hebden Bridge: Breton Dances "Les Panards Dansants" with live music, afternoon
Next 2016 dates: 17 December.
2017 Saturday dates: 28 Jan, 25 Feb, 25 Mar, 22 Apr, 20 May, 24 Jun, 29 July, 19 Aug, 30 Sep, 28 Oct, 25 Nov and 30 Dec.
Panards Festival 2017: weekend 13 - 15 October.
French and Breton traditional music and dance in West Yorkshire and social event. Dance Types: 2-time Bourrée, 3-time Bourrée, Scottische, Waltz, Mazurka, Polka. Including hypnotic circle dances of Brittany, graceful couple dances of central France and wild Fandangos of the Basque Country; WARNING: these dances can be seriously seductive! – musicians and dancers at all levels are welcome.
Music session: 1:30 to 3 pm (£2) - Dance workshop: 3:30 – 5:30 pm (£2)
Enquiries: 07729120792 More: www.frenchdanceleeds.co.uk
Venue: Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, Hebble End / Market Street, HX7 8EU

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NEW: LAST Sunday / month Hebden Bridge "Folk Roots Singaround" 8pm-11pm
An outburst of local creative talents, singing alone or in harmonies, a capella or with instruments - free of charge.
Contact: .....
Venue: "The Albert" pub, Albert Street, Hebden Bridge centre, HX7 ...

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