Full programme now available for Neskaya, New Hampshire event in April 2020.
IPSWICH 2 special events this WED + FRI
Stefan warmly invites you and your friends to ...
Weds 13 Nov 8 - 9.30 pm
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What is your inner landscape like?
An interactive talk + demo + music
Finger food + soft drinks provided. Payment by donation (suggested £5)
Unitarian Upper Meeting Room, St Nicholas Court, IP1 1TD
- above nursery school, adjacent to the Unitarian church in Friars St.
Fri 15 Nov 7.30 - 9.30
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Easy participatory movements drawn from many traditions. Includes live music on Balafon.
( circle dancers & folk dancers this is an opportunity to introduce new people )
Finger food + soft drinks provided. Cost is £5
Quaker Meeting House
39 Fonnereau Rd, IP1 3JH
Blissful music and unifying dance.
Friday 15th November 7.30pm, Ipswich Quaker Hall
Hosted by Stefan Freedman
£5 includes refreshments
This event is part of the Interfaith week programme.
No dance experience or partner is needed. All welcome.
We are happy to announce the latest dance DVD. Half of the dances are recent choreographies. Several have meaningful lyrics in English. The range is from 'epic' through sizzling to serene.
Ravishing dances: new gems + familiar favourites, with music + festivity.
Spacious wooden-floored hall opening onto fields. Sunday 22nd Sept 2019
Hassocks near Brighton
Book with Kath: firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrating the global circle dance linkup at Ross-on-Wye with Bethan's dance, Tread Gently: If you click on the photo you MAY (I hope) access the video taken by Pat Adams. X
Paros Circle Dance week June 2020 is now full.
We were taken by surprise as it's the first time we have filled up over a year ahead of the date. We apologise to all those disappointed. There are still places left for early Sept 2020 in S France, a larger venue (bi-annual event). We suggest booking very early for Paros 2021.
We are pleased to announce 2020 dates for Harmony Magic on Paros. Helen Yeomans will return 22nd - 29th May. Contact Hannah on email@example.com if you would like to book.
UK doctors can now prescribe dance instead of anti-depressant pills. Teachers & enthusiasts, let's put together a brief fact-based statement about circle dance.
It requires no partner and no special aptitude. Suits people of all ages and body types - and has a calm, mindful dimension to balance the excitement. A perfect fit for doctors and patients of all ages.
Malka (Stefan's first short film) is about to be screened at her 15th International Film Festival and has just been featured in a newspaper.
Ipswich artists take short-film worldwide
Some beautiful images of our week in L'Hameau de l'Etoile near Montpellier in Southern France.
We'll be back there again 1st - 8th September 2020.
‘Malka’ is a song, a circle dance and a short film, created by Stefan, and dedicated to refugee children worldwide.
The poignant film was produced in collaboration with artist Lois Cordelia and film editor Tony Mounter (a fellow dance teacher) and has been used successfully in fundraising events.
Malka has just had her first vodka (hic!) having been selected for a film festival in Moscow. Other film festival showings have been in Germany, Greece, India, Israel (Nazareth), Romania, UK (London) and USA (Woodstock, Washington and Delaware). Where next?!
Malka recently won a commendation + Best Music Award at Kolkata Shorts Film Festival: Calcutta.
Below you can click on the link to download a file of the Malka music.
And here the circle dance and its choreography notes.
Wowww! Paros dance week is almost full for next year already!
The dance linked to below, Rosanka, is one of the new collection I introduced in Paros this year; a homemade dance to upbeat music from Poland. The humorous love song features an unruly horse and a rose garden . Affectionate credit to the dance Walenki which inspired the first part of the dance.
Structured dance is the best multivitamin + antioxidant with the added benefits of enjoyment and friendship.
With a growing body of research, doctors, educators and policy makers will rapidly start recommending and funding it for social and individual wellbeing.
In the world's surviving indigenous and traditional societies EVERYBODY dances regularly. They really know what they are doing!
We now have the prices for Tuscany 2019.
The course cost is €360
Accommodation in a twin or double room is €90 per night
Accommodation in a 3 or 4 bedded room is €75 per night
Get full information here or download the poster below.
Only four spaces remaining in a four-bedded room.
Click on the link to view the new slideshow of wonderful images from Harmony Magic on Paros 2017.
Stefan is starting a collection of dances of peace and his favourite 20 will be made into a DVD. Watch this space.....
Between what I call right
and you call wrong,
between you and me,
between day and night
and storm and calm,
between art appreciation, fine dining
and daily chores,
between useless surveys
and those red and blue piecharts
and similar things
that we call our reality,
let’s plant seedlings,
let’s light candles in those gaps.
Let’s cover the chasm
between you and me
in rose petals and birdsong,
let’s have clear pathways,
without clouded thoughts,
Let’s stop blowing everything up.
Between us and them,
between excess and moderation,
love and hate,
let us have trust. In our heart of hearts,
let us have trust.
Let’s cover the distance between us
in small things,
gestures of loving.
Dream of peace,
my brother, my sister,
just for tonight,
let’s all dream of peace.