NEW: DUP Retreat
Ralph & DUP
Ralph & Vitalija
in Hebden Bridge
Dances of Universal Peace & Chanting Calderdale / West Yorkshire
6 Dec 2016
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Dances of Universal Peace (DUP) - experience the power & joy of chanting while dancing in a circle
Chant and dance can awaken a powerful, experiential response, that takes people beyond what a verbal recitation does.
"Get into the habit of singing a tune. It will give you new life and fill you with joy.
The Dances of Universal Peace are often accompanied by drum, guitar or other instruments.
Special Peace Dance & related Events Calendar Calderdale 2016 (sorted by date):
EVERY Tuesday weekly Hebden Bridge: Taizé harmony singing 10:45-11:45am with Ralph
We currently meet at Robert's home, 7 Crossley Terrace, Commercial Street (next to B&B), Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AY (Hope Baptist Chapel is still flood damaged).
Contact Ralph if you have questions: 07909 488272.
More about the weekly Taizé singing see Regular Events below
Tue 6 Dec Luddenden: Sufi Dancing evening, tonight only with Robert and Mo'unisa
NEW Sat 10 Dec (& every fourtnight): Todmorden: Sufi Night 19:00 - 20:00, Unitarian Church
"Come a board on a spiritual journey!" ...and experience a more traditional Sufi zikr style like it is done in Cyprus in the darga of sheik Nazim (Naqshbandi order).
Please dress warmly! Refreshments will be provided. More...
CANCELLED this week:
Tue 13 Dec Luddenden: Sufi Dancing evening with Jilani and Robert
Sat 17 Dec (normally last Sat / month) Hebden Bridge: Breton Dances "Les Panards Dansants" with live music, 3:30 – 5:30pm Methodist Church hall
CANCELLED this week:
Tue 20 Dec Luddenden: Sufi Dancing evening with Jilani and Robert
Wed 21 Dec: Winter Solstice celebration with peace dances Special guest: Muiz Brinkerhoff / USA 7pm - 10pmJilani, Mo'unisa (Vitalija), Ralph and Robert invite you to celebrate the germination of the light in the darkest time of the year with Dances of Universal Peace, chant, and shared food.
This year Muiz, a charismatic peace dance leader from USA will be our special guest.This will be the 5th year we celebrate the Winter Solstice with Dances of Universal Peace in Hebden Bridge.
Cost: £10,- Please bring food and non alcoholic drinks for a feast.
VENUE: Calderdale Yoga Centre (1st floor), Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7DD
30 Dec - 2 January 2017: 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 Woodbrook with large park, lake and more is a real treat.
Residential Fee: £325 - Non-Residential Fee: £252 Retreat details see www.woodbrooke.org.uk
Fri 17th - Sun 19th March 2017: "Eat, Dance & Pray Together"
You are cordially invited to celebrate with us and our DUP friends around London for all or part of the w/e.
Leeds: Mo'unisa (Vitalija) & Ralph like to come again and lead Dances of Universal Peace on a weekend afternoon
Regular Dances of Universal Peace Listing (+ chanting & related groups):
Hebden Bridge: Taizé harmony singing EVERY Tuesday 10:45-11:45am with Ralph
CHANGE of Venue: from Tue 5 Jan 2016 we meet at Robert's home, 7 Crossley Terrace, Commercial Street (next to B&B), Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AY, as Hope Baptist Chapel is flood damaged. 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
Tuedays weekly from September for 10 weeks: 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).
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?
During the Soup Dragon (12:30ish - 2:30ish) Godfrey or Ralph will be happy to chat with you.
Organic soup & bread are served for a donation.
NEW Venue: Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, Hebble End / Market Street, HX7 8EU
Read more about Subud & the Latihan
Thu 1 Dec: Sharing and Giving. Thu 5 Jan: Forgiving and New Beginnings. Thu 2 February: ...
The service is free of charge.
Venue: Todmorden Unitarian Church, Honey Hole Road, OL14 6LE (near town centre - see map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk).
NEW: 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
CHANGE: Saturdays every 2 weeks from 12th Nov 2016: Todmorden: Sufi Night 19:00 - 20:00, Unitarian Church "Come a board on a spiritual journey!" Please dress warmly! Refreshments will be provided.
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).
Charlestown 2nd Sunday / month: Universal Worship Service, 4.30pm - 6:30pm
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 on the canal side Callis Garden in Charlestown. => 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 www.alternativeceremony.org/yorkshire-wedding-ceremony and www.hotpotatostories.co.uk
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, Hebble End / Bridge Lanes, HX7 8EU - www.calderdalemethodists.org.uk/churches/hebdenbridge.php
web map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk
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
(Usually) last Sat / month Hebden Bridge : Breton Dances "Les Panards Dansants" with live music, afternoon
Next 2016 dates: 26 November and 17 December.
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
LAST Sunday / month CANCELLED (due to lack of interest): Hebden Bridge
"Harmony Open Mic" - harmony singing 7:30 for 8pm
An outburst of local creative talents, singing in harmonies (without microphone and amplifiers), sometimes alone... The quality and level of singing is outstanding - and it's free of charge. Ralph is usually getting everyone into singing. See you there? contact Ralph
More: www.harmonyopenmic.org.uk - "Like" us on www.facebook.com/HarmonyOpenMicHebdenBridge
Venue: the "White Swan" pub, 26 Bridge Gate (opp. the old pack horse bridge) in the pedestrian area in Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EX (pub tel. 01422 844650)
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