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Dances of Universal Peace & Chanting Calderdale / West Yorkshire
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      protected DUP Logo: circle of hearts      Universal Peace

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/videos
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

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

Venue: 7 Crossley Terrace, Commercial Street
(next to B&B), Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AY

NEW: Taizé harmony singing Hebden Bridge web site!

Luddenden, usually Tuesday evenings 7:30pm-9:30pm: "Sufi Dancing" with Jilani & Robert

Details see Regular Events in the white box below

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Sorry: NO Devotional Chanting in May with Mo'unisa and Ralph @ their home.

Sun 20 May: "Hebden Bridge 3rd Sunday/ month Dances of Universal Peace". Simple Chants and Body Prayers, led by Jilani Cordelia Prescott & Robert Orange with Live Music from viola, guitar or drum 4pm - 6pm

Cost: £10 / £7 concessions. More...
Venue: Riverside School Community Room, Holme Street (entrance opp. Little Theatre, next to the canal), HX7 8EE

Friday 25th May to Saturday 2nd June, 2018: Sacred Arts - International DUP & Voice Camp, Chiltern Hills / Oxfordshire

Last camp entry before the gate closes will be Sunday evening.
A potentially life changing experience: singing and dancing with up to 300 adults in concentric circles in a big marquee - meeting peace dancers from many countries - opening hearts...
Attending this camp is like a journey and initiation into the heart of the Dances of Universal Peace - a taste of heaven on earth... all on a mud free camp site.

An ideal family camp with separate programmes for various age groups (we usually have around 100 young people at the camp).
DUP main teachers: Mansur (US, Samuel Lewis' chauffeur, secretary & book author), Bo & Aliela from Russia, and several UK dance leaders).
Also: harmony singing with voice teachers, Bhajans, Sufi Practice, Dance of Life, Taizé harmony singing with Ralph, daily Circle Dancing, yoga, the Wave, Drumming workshops, Tai Chi, Sweat Lodge, Mindfulness & other Meditation, Sharing Groups, Arts & Crafts, Storytelling, camp fires, camp café & shop, Well-being area, Sweat Lodge, hot-showers, women's & men's activities & more...
Cost: £210 per adult - £90 per young adult (19 - 26) - £60 per teenager (13 - 18) - £50 per child (5 - 12) - under 5s free. Workers Contribution: £20
There will also be an extra charge of £20 per ticket on the gate if paying on arrival.
Contact: hello[AT]sacredartscamp.org
Venue details after booking. More: www.sacredartscamp.org - Facebook: facebook.com/groups/sacredartscommunity

Some of the musicians at Sacred Arts Camp

Sat 26 May: Breton & French Dances with live music "Les Panards Dansants" @ Hebden Bridge Methodist Church hall Music session: 1:30 to 3 pm (£2) - Dance workshop: 3:30 – 5:30 pm (£2) - More info


Circle at Sacred Arts Camp 2017

Sat 9th June Hebden Bridge: Dances of Universal Peace with Ralph & ? , 4pm - 6pm

Today: Post Peace Dance Camp Gathering for all.
Other peace dance leaders are invited to join us today sharing DUP

We will share the best dances from previous week's Sacred Arts Camp.
Weather permitting, we could have a picnic in the park from 2:30pm or earlier?
...or from 6pm, after the dance session?
Please check this entry for updates on Friday 8th June!

Suggested donation: £10 [as usual: if that's too much for you, give less]
Venue: Riverside School Community Room, Holme Street (entrance opp. the Little Theatre, next to the canal), Hebden Bridge HX7 8EE
=> map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk.


Sun 10 June 8pm everywhere: world premiere documentary film "Unicorn Dancing Sprit Camp"
HERE: youtube.com/channel/UCERI-tN0yR1LoYjpdhYc-3w/live


Samuel Lewis dancing with hippies in San Francisco
around 1968 Sun 17 June: Hebden Bridge: "3rd Sun / month DUP" Celebrating 50 years of Dances of Universal Peace, today with Jilani & Ralph - Simple Dances & Chants with Beautiful Live Music 4pm - 6pm

50 years ago this month Samuel Lewis started sharing Sufi Dances (later named Dances of Universal Peace in California.
This will be celebrated all over the world, and each dance circle is encouraged to dance original dances created by "Sufi Sam", and to produce a video of the dance "Kalama".
PLEASE join us today, bring your friends - and we plan to video this requested dance. [if you do not want to be on video: we need someone to hold the camera for the video or you can "sit out" for the Kalama]
Cost: £10/ £7. Contact: Jilani Cordelia: 01422 886410 - jilanicordelia[AT]gmail.com - more...
Venue: Riverside School Community Room, Holme Street (entrance opp. Little Theatre, next to the canal), HX7 8EE => streetmap.co.uk.


Devotional chanting with Mo'unisa (Vitalija) & Ralph

Wed 27 June [to be confirmed!] Hebden Bridge: Devotional Chanting with Mo'unisa (Vitalija) & Ralph, 7-9pm

Please come at 6pm, if you like to bring and share a meal with us. You are cordially invited to experience the joy & power of chanting in a circle.
All chants are simple and easy to learn, including earth connected Native American chants, Hindu Bhajans and mantras, magic Sufi chants, heart warming chants of love and universal wisdom, lively Jewish songs and niguns, Buddhist payers, Christian and Taizé harmony chants - and some simple rounds. Cost: donation.
Please contact Ralph if you intend to come: 01422 647157 - 07909 488272 - e: rainbowralph[AT]gmail.com
Venue: the spacious attic of Ralph's and Mo'unisa's home, 15 Mason Street (up the hill opp. the Co-Op, 3rd street left off Hangingroyd Road), Hebden Bridge, HX7 6AW
Map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk


Mo'unisa and Ralph leading peace dances

Sat 7 July Hebden Bridge: Peace Dances with Mo'unisa (Vitalija) & Ralph, 4pm - 6pm

1st Saturday every ODD month (Sept., Nov.) we'll sing and dance in the Riverside Community Room Hebden Bridge.
"We move, breathe and sing together, holding hands – like one organism. Like a cell in the body, remembering being part of something much bigger than the small self. The separated individuality may dissolve into a blissful state of oneness with the group."
Led by Mo'unisa (Vitalija) & Ralph, accompanied by drum and guitar. Everyone is welcome to experience the magic and joy of the Dances of Universal Peace.

Suggested donation: £10 - FREE car parking behind the school (opposite Post Office)
[1st Sat each EVEN month will be Sufi Zikr for Women, led by Mo'unisa]
Venue: Riverside School Community Room, Holme Street (entrance opp. Little Theatre, next to the canal), Hebden Bridge HX7 8EE => map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk.

Sun 15 July: "Hebden Bridge 3rd Sun / month Dances of Universal Peace" with Jilani & Robert - Simple Dances & Chants to Delight the Heart and Feed the Soul with Beautiful Live Music 4pm - 6pm

(3rd Sunday / month). Cost: £10/ £7. Contact: Jilani Cordelia: 01422 886410 - jilanicordelia[AT]gmail.com - more...
Venue: Riverside School Community Room, Holme Street (entrance opp. Little Theatre, next to the canal), HX7 8EE => streetmap.co.uk.

NO peace dances around Hebden Bridge in August

Sat 18 - Sun 26 August: "Dancing Spirit Camp" (Unicorn) - international peace dance camp near Bath

This is the other big Dances of Universal Peace camp in England Somerset / Wiltshire border.
Watch a short camp trailer: youtube.com/watch?v=Lj008wEnDkQ&feature=youtu.be
More: => unicornvillagecamps.co.uk

Short interview with Vitalija & others @ Unicorn Camp: youtube.com/watch?v=xC6Kzm4YE0E/A>

Mo'unisa and Ralph in Konya 2016

"Come, Come, Whoever You Are"
24 Sept - 1 Oct 2018
Pilgrimage to Rumi and Konya – City of Hearts in Turkey
with Mo'unisa and Ralph

=> Travel details
updates to follow soon...

Konya - City Of Hearts

Eat, Dance & Pray Together
With Ralph & Mo'unisa @ Loudwater Farm

"Eat, Dance & Pray Together" Dances of Universal Peace Weekend
Fri 19 - Sun 21 Oct with Mo'unisa (Vitalija) & Ralph
London-Rickmansworth

You are cordially invited to join us for our 25th peace dance weekend @ Loudwater Farm.

Apart from peace dances, singing and silence, we also offer some walks, voice warming up, breaks to relax and digest & Angel Cards. You are cordially invited to celebrate with us and our DUP friends around London for all or part of the w/e.

=> Details & more

Sat 10 Nov Leeds: Peace Dances with Mo'unisa & Ralph, from 11:30pm

We have been invited to share Dances of Universal Peace in Leeds,
so we invite you to join us, bring your friends, and find out if that's your cup of tea. Details later...
Venue: St Mary's Church hall, Town Street, Beeston, Leeds LS11 8PN
=> map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk

peace dance circle, hugging

Fri 30 Dec 2018 - Sun 2 January 2019: Birmingham: Year End Treat: Dancing into the New Year with Faith & Joy - with Mo'unisa (Vitalija) & Ralph @ 'Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre'

Begin: 6:15pm. End: 2pm
“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.
Full catering with lots of choices for each meal + tea breaks - see photos from last year
Videos of us dancing @ Woodbrooke: www.youtube.com/RainbowDanceUK
Residential Fee: £345 - Non-Residential Fee: £240
Booking & details: 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

Hebden Bridge Dance Festival

WANTED: committed people to organise the
3rd "Hebden Bridge Dance Festival" in October 2018!

=> HBdanceF.org.uk => facebook.com/HBdanceF => Twitter: @hbdancef

=> Search for "HBdanceF" videos on youtube.com

Contact: e: hbdancef@gmail.com - Ralph (chair) 07909 488272 - Hannah 07917 583344

"Hard times require furious dancing" (Alice Walker)

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

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

Venue: 7 Crossley Terrace, Commercial Street
(next to B&B), Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AY

NEW: Taizé harmony singing Hebden Bridge web site!

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

SORRY - NO Sufi Dancing until 17 April! (restart) 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
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
VENUE: Riverside School (left entrance), Holme Street (opp. Little Theatre).

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1st Tuesday / month Luddenden: Zikr evening with Jilani 8 pm
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.

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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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Hebden Bridge Peace Dances with Mo'unisa (Vitalija) & Ralph
We now dance on the 1st Sat / odd month from 4pm-6pm @ Riverside School!

Saturday 5 May, + Sat 9 June!, 7 July, 1 Sept...
Venue:
Riverside School Community Room, Holme Street (entrance opp. the Little Theatre, next to the canal), Hebden Bridge HX7 8EE => streetmap.co.uk.

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Todmorden: We now dance in Hebden Bridge! (1st Sat / odd month) - see above

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2nd Sunday / month Charlestown: Universal Worship Service in the Yurt, 4.30pm - 7pm CURRENTLY SUSPENDED.
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 2018: 20 May, 17 June, 15 July, 16 Sept, 21 Oct & 18 Nov 2018.

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.
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 2018 dates: Saturday 24 Feb, 24 March, 28 April, 26 May, 23 June, 28 July, 25 Aug, 29 Sept, 27 Oct, 24 Nov, 29 Dec.
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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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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