The Dances of Universal Peace (DUP) set scriptures and sacred phrases from the world’s spiritual traditions to music and movement. The Dances evoke a unified experience of movement, sound, breath and sacred phrase.
The Dances of Universal Peace and Walking Concentrations are spiritual practice in motion. Drawing on the sacred phrases, scripture, and poetry of the many spiritual traditions of the earth, the Dances blend chant, live music and evocative movement into a living experience of unity, peace and integration. This taste of our true nature – as Universal Peace – opens to the possibility of a deep spiritual revolution within the person.
No musical or dance experience of any kind is required and everyone is encouraged to join in. Participation, not presentation, is the focus. No special attire is required and dancers need not bring a partner. More information at DancesofUniversalPeace.org
Date & Time: First Tuesday of every month: Sept. 5, Oct.3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5; from 7 to 8:30 pm
Leader: Dan Gallagher and musicians
Fee: Free Will Donation ($10 suggested)
No registration required
About the presenter: Dan Gallagher
Dan began doing the Dances of Universal Peace (DUP) in 1992, and since then the DUP has become his primary way of connecting with the divine. He became a certified leader of the DUP in 2006, and has led and participated in dance circles across the country.
An initiate in the Sufi Ruhaniat International, Dan believes that all paths lead to God, and that we all can approach the divine through experience.
A devoted father and native of Ossining, Dan strives to lead with clarity, humor, and a sense of ease