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Fort Wayne Dance Collective

  • Address: 437 East Berry Street #203 Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Phone: (260) 424-6574
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Welcome to Fort Wayne and to the Fort Wayne Dance Collective. Committed to promoting human creativity FWDC is a diverse, non-judgmental not-for-profit organization that offers dance and movement classes, outreach programs, Japanese style Taiko drumming and brings the community outstanding performers.

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  • 2018-07-27 2018-07-29 Dances of Universal Peace Weekend Retreat <p>Fort Wayne Dance Collective will host its 10th Dances of Universal Peace Weekend Retreat at its studios at 437 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne, IN, July 27-29, 2018. The dances blend chant, live music and simple movements into a living experience of unity, peace and integration. Affordable housing is available through IPFW. Early Bird registration rates are available until July 5. <br /><br />Guest Leaderss, Wali and Ariënne are renowned international senior mentors and Sufi sheikhs who for two decades have traveled Europe with outreach into the US, Australia and New Zealand. Dutch by birth, they moved to Germany to establish Khankah Samark, a spiritual center for deepening the legacy of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid SAM through the Dances of Universal Peace and a deep study of these ancestors and classical Sufis like Rumi, Ibn 'Arabi and al-Ghazali.<br /><br />Wali is an accomplished musician on the 12-string guitar, a storyteller and a writer and translator of Sufi poetry. He has published over a dozen books, mainly on Rumi and other Sufi authors. Ariënne has an uncanny way of leading and teaching the dances from the body and at times completes the music with the gentle tones of her alto-recorder. Their harmonies have to be heard to be believed! They released three successful studio recorded CD's and published a number of booklets, written especially for travelers on the path of dances and spirituality.<br /><br />In their style of leading, they combine strength with beauty, depth with lightness, joy with energy, and clarity and focus with ease. Their co-teaching allows for interweaving of masculine and feminine energies.<br /><br />This weekend in Fort Wayne is an excellent opportunity to experience their unique and 'European' style of dance leading, and learning dances like the Kadosh Dance, the Nayaz Dance, the Sunshine Zikr, the Rebounding Zikr, and many more. <br /><br />The Deep Encounter option runs Friday, July 27 starting at 2pm through Sunday, July 29 ending at 3pm.<br /><br />The Shorter weekend option runs Friday, July 27 starting at 7pm through Sunday, July 29 ending at 11:30am.<br />For more information contact the Fort Wayne Dance Collective at 260-424-6574.</p> 437 East Berry Street #203 Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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