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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 NOT on Tue 25 Sept 2018! 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

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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Hebden Bridge Dance Festival

WANTED: committed people to organise a
3rd "Hebden Bridge Dance Festival" (October 2018 - or next year?)

"Future or End of the Hebden Bridge Dance Festival?" [Statement from the founder and ex-chair Ralph Nimmann, July 2018]
HBdanceF Documents, Constitution,Minutes & Archive
Web site => HBdanceF.org.uk (not updated since 2017)
"Like" us on facebook.com/HBdanceF => Twitter: @hbdancef
=> Search for "HBdanceF" videos on youtube.com
Contact
: e: hbdancef@gmail.com - Ralph (founder & ex-chair) 07909 488272

"Hard times require furious dancing" (Alice Walker)


NEW documentary film "Unicorn Dancing Sprit Camp"
Watch HERE:
youtu.be/hqTRsNDFj6A

The film is 25 minutes long. Ralph & others are part of this film... More: unicornvillagecamps.co.uk

Sun 16 Sept: "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/ £8. 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.


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
Our flights are booked...

Konya - City Of Hearts

Tue 25 Sept Cancelled - not this week: our weekly Taizé harmony singing with Ralph


Sat 29 Sept: 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


Mo'unisa and Ralph leading peace dances

SUNday 7 Oct Hebden Bridge: "Honouring Rumi and Sufism" - Peace Dances with Mo'unisa & Ralph, 4pm - 6pm

We'll now dance on the 1st SUNday / month in the Riverside Community Room Hebden Bridge.
We will be just back from our pilgrimage to Konya in Turkey - the "Rumi city" - and we like to share the spirit of Rumi today by offering peace dances in his honour as well as reading some of his poems
"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."
usually 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 (or give less if that's too much for you) - FREE car parking behind the school (opposite Post Office)
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.


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


Sun 21 Oct: "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/ £8. 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.


Sat 10 Nov Leeds: Peace Dances with Mo'unisa & Ralph, from 1pm - 3pm

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.
Contribution: £7. - more details to follow...
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

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

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

NOT in August - summer break! 7:30pm-9:30pm: "Sufi Dancing" with Jilani & Robert.
1st Tue / month: zikr evening with Jilani

Re-start with Zikr on Tue 4 Sept 2018
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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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

Next 3rd Sunday / month sessions for 2018: 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 / £8
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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(Usually) last Sat / month Hebden Bridge: Breton Dances "Les Panards Dansants" with live music, afternoon
Next 2018 dates: Saturday 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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