What a wonderful explosion of new, fresh energy to mark the 50
th Anniversary of the dances! Please join this Adventure by exploring the possible ways you can participate. Register for a caravan! Help to bring a non-Western, emerging leader to a dance or Sufi event in the West! Sponsor such a leader yourself, or initiate a group sponsorship in your home circle! Send a donation! Include us in the plans you make for your estate! Please be in touch with us. This is such an exciting time for the Dances and our Sufi lineage.
President of DUP International
How is this possible?
Initial donations from Hal Hilal Brill and Amira Judy Jones fostered the money for a ticket to Brazil in 2017 to begin the dialogue with our partner, the Global Ecovillage Network.
The major impetus for this project came when we received a generous bequest from Rosina Horeth.
This bequest enabled the DUP IN Board to commission a full-scale pilot project.
He is a
of Dances of Universal Peace International, and is also the DUP IN contact with Global Ecovillage Network.
Through Arjun's work, a collaboration with
Global Ecovillage Network
has made the 'Beyond' initiatve possible.
Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)
operates worldwide through 5 regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia/Oceania.
Its mission is to
innovate, catalyze, educate and advocate in global partnership with ecovillages and all those dedicated to the shift to a regenerative world. GEN and DUP IN are working to develop areas of mutual interest.
The initiative has also received a three year grant from Oneness Project
arious sponsorships from camps and trainings worldwide.
How the caravans participate
The caravans visit new areas for at least three consecutive years in order to assure that what is planted continues to grow. The model for seeding the dances is not to focus on established Western dance leaders continuously traveling to that country, but to cultivate local dance leaders who can carry on the tradition themselves. This means
- we are creating events (camps, dance leader trainings) in new countries
- we are bringing emergent dance leaders to dance and Sufi events in Western countries
- we are fostering links between emergent dance leaders in these new territories with dance communities in Western countries.