WHERE:
Keystone Church (5019 Keystone Place N, Seattle)
WHEN:
Saturday, May 10,2014 - 1pm to 9:30pm
  ~ SCHEDULE & Dances ~                                   click Here to download PDF
~Afternoon Downstairs~  
 • 
1:00-1:40  -  Gathering, "River of Guidance" film
 
 • 
1:40-2:40
 
 
Dance   
Leader
 Musicians
Ancestors, Sky People   
Farishta
 Brian / Lu / Lara
Abdun Shakarun   
Chandra
 Brian / Murad / Mansur
Sura of Love   
Hafiz
 Murad / Wakil / Mansur
Lord is a Rock   
Sitarra
 Munajat / Aarti
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2:40-3:50  -  Slide shows, reminiscences, appreciations
                 -  (break with snacks included)
 • 3:50-5:00    
 
Dance   
Leader
 Musicians
I Am Blessed   
Mansur
 Murad / Wakil / Lesley / Brian
E Malama   
Yana
 Murad / Hafiz / Wakil / Eliz / Brian
Those Who Love    
Elaine
 Brian / Hafiz / Lara
~Potluck Downstairs~  
 • 
5:00-6:30 (see details below)  
6:00
 - Upstairs open at 6pm for beautification & rehearsal  
~Evening Upstairs~  
 • 
7:00-8:00
   
 
Dance   
Leader
 Musicians
Hacia el Uno   
Elizabeth
 Antarajnani / Munajat / Hafiz
Ubi Caritas   
Munajat
 Wakil / Daneshmand / Aarti
Send Us Thy Peace   
Sarmad
 Marti / Wakil / Brian
 • 
8:00-8:40  -  Memories and appreciations
 • 
8:40-9:30    
 
Dance   
Leader
  Musicians
Ahura Mazda   
N’Shama
  Cedron / Hafiz / Lesley / Danesh.
Om Soham Hamsa   
Murad
  Murad / Wakil / Daneshmand / Aarti 
May You Be Well   
Antarajnani
  Antarajnani / Lesley
Kalima   
Antarajnani
  Antarajnani / Lesley

Thirty Years of Weekly Dances Celebrated in Seattle
submitted by Helen Gabel and Murad Phil Notermann

On September 13, 1983, four fledgling dance leaders began holding a weekly dance meeting in Seattle. This spring the community which grew up around that commitment celebrated 30 years of continuous weekly dances.

The celebration was wonderful. A hundred people attended, including three of the founders. The day was filled with dances, reminiscing, a photo slide show, a hearty potluck, and more dancing. Leaders whose lives had eventually taken them in other directions returned to lead a dance, often one they themselves had originated. The day was filled with heart-felt testimonials to the power of this beloved practice.

For 30 years dancers, leaders and musicians have come together in devotion weekly without ever missing a beat. In the early years the weekly meeting was small, held in a yoga studio. Through the 1990's the Circle grew, as did the dance team, and we were dancing as often as three times a month. There were numerous special events and pilgrimages from local to international in scope. In 2002 a concerted effort was made to expand the circle of community leadership well beyond just those who were called to lead dances (see the 2006 issue of "We Circle Around"). The last ten years have seen fewer special events, but increased community support for one another as so many of us age together, facing health crises and death of some of our members.

Still we continue to meet once a week without fail supported by an active team of a dozen dance leaders and leadership from a number of community members. There is no charismatic or titled leader at the helm, no one is paid, there's no franchise organizing us from above. We have outlasted strong differences of opinion, ruptures in key relationships and the pulls and community fracturing forces of living in a fast paced timestarved and consumer driven culture. But, somehow, enough individuals were willing to put the good of the group before their personal desires to keep the Circle intact. Is this how divine grace works? Perhaps this is how SAM's prophecies about the emergence of a “sacred brother-sister-hood”--a kind of mysterious coherence that transcends the "distinctions and differences which divide."

  ~ POTLUCK ~
 • 
We will have use of the oven for warming and the refrigerator for cooling only.
All Other Prep (slicing, dicing, mixing, stovetop heating, etc.) must be done at home!
W
e need to leave the kitchen impeccably clean.
 • 
Descriptive labels (non-gluten, dairy-free, etc.) with ingredients listed, that we can place next to the dish, would be appreciated.
 • 
Please bring serving utensils.
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Beverages, place settings and napkins will be provided.
 •  Contact: Sarah  ssbergdahl@comcast.net
  ~ PHOTOGRAPHY ~
 • 
For the benefit of the community there will be pictures taken during this celebration by Martha as authorized by the Seattle DUP Planning Committee.  We know there will be others who want to take pictures.
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We request that during the Dances there are no flashes used and the picture taking is kept to a minimum.  Martha will be taking pictures during the Dances.
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We also request that any pictures taken may be available to the community for sharing on websites and other media.  If you have questions, please contact Martha: 206-367-0389 /   inoffice@dancesofuniversalpeace.org
  ~ CONTACTS ~
General:
 John  206-782-6129 / jbirnel@comcase.net
 Helen  425-486-6511 / heleng@igc.org
Food:
 Sarah  ssbergdahl@comcast.net
Photography:
 Martha  206-367-0389 /   inoffice@dancesofuniversalpeace.org
Leaders:
 Lesley  425-643-1108 / kneads4u@comcast.net
Musicians:
 Brian  425-485-2019 / brian@briandina.com
  ~ FLIER & Dances ~
 
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