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Project Dances of Universal Peace on TV

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Last updated: 25 March 2011

    - What would YOU as dance leader do if asked to organise a peace dance circle with a "celebrity", filmed for TV (within 3 days)?
    - Would you as a dancer support this - and join?   -   Would you mind others joining?

I got convinced, that this discussion re. "Dances of Universal Peace in TV / mass media?" should better be internally discussed among peace dancers, rather than publicly on the www.
For example on: International Email discussion forum for the Dances of Universal Peace: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dancingpeace/
So I have removed the controversial email discussion quotes below
Ralph, 25 March 2011

CANCELLED: Peace Dancing for ITV Sat 12 Feb 2011 in London / UK

Samuel Lewis dancing with hippies in California
Samuel Lewis dancing with hippies in California

Thu 10 Feb 2011:
dear peace dancers!
If you think, this is a bit off the track, please consider the following: the Peace dances were created in the era of flower power in San Francisco, and the first people dancing with Samuel Lewis (the DUP founder) were hippies. They were dreaming of the "New Age".

Samuel Lewis was once pictured on the title page of a magazine with the headline:
"This is the New Age - in Person"
(I quote from memory - can't find this image on the web!)

This is the connection with "The Age of Aquarious".

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ITV's cancellation e-mail - & Ralph's reply     top of page

Sent: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 10:39

Dear Ralph
Please accept our most sincere apologies, schedules have changed and don't allow for Saturday's filming to happen.
We really appreciated you and your friends potentially giving up your time to help us.
Thank you for all your hard work and support in making it all possible at so short notice, we're gutted it can't happen now.
Hopefully we can do something in the future, and once again sorry.
Best of luck for your dance on Saturday, we're sure it will be a great day - come rain or shine!
Claire and Paul - Dancing on Ice

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And here is my email reply: Sent: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 11:21

dear Claire and Paul from ITV, (Blind copies to our peace dancers who were involved in this project)
the cancellation for tomorrow's dances in the park is OK with me. I kind of expected this, and had a feeling this whole "exercise" might be good for something else.
It has triggered controversial reactions from some leading teachers of the Dances of Universal Peace, and I plan to post it on my tv project page www.rainbow-cambridge.org.uk/dances/tv.htm
One reason for difficulties on my side was the short notice given, and I was told from our head office in USA that the royalties question might need longer than a day to sort out.
Please could you give my well wishing for your dance contestant and partner for this Sunday's show?
And I would like to invite them to join ANY Dances of Universal Peace circle (please without press photographers) to experience them.
See www.rainbow-cambridge.org.uk/dances/london.htm
Actually: YOU are also warmly welcome!
Good luck in your stressful TV business - I wish you to find time to centre yourself, and that your heart and intuition will guide you.

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1st e-mail received from ITV:     top of page

From Claire.Capaldi[AT]ITV.com - Sent: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 20:01

Hi Ralph
Was lovely to talk to you this afternoon about the Dances of Universal Peace.

Looking at our schedules unfortunately Thursday and Friday won't work any more. You said you were in Islington on Saturday 2pm - 6pm. Would it be possible to film with you earlier in day? What time do you usually get into London? Perhaps we could do a session 12-1?

As we discussed on the phone, we are looking into helping our celebrity contestant and skate partner take part in a peace dance to help them find their inner-earthiness, inner-hippy and harmony as if they were back in the 60's.

Our celebrity contestant is performing to the track 'Aquarius' from the musical 'Hair', which is set in the 1960's, the same era as the Dances of Universal Peace came about.

At the moment we potentially have two people and yourself, would you be able to see if any of your members would be happy to come along and join the dance and be happy to be filmed? It would be a very small crew - only one camera. If we could get another 5-7 people, that would be a good little group. We would hope to get permission to film on a nice grassy park area, the exact location has still to be confirmed.

The peace dance would be filmed to be potentially used in a VT insert on Dancing on Ice during this week's live show.

I am not if the office tomorrow but if you could reply back to my colleague Paul Paul.Cornwell[AT]ITV.com, copied in above, we can work out schedules and see if we can make this work.

Thanks for your time.
Claire Capaldi
Dancing on Ice

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