Barbara started the daily Findhorn Taizé singing sessions more than 30 years ago. Since then the tradition is unbroken and continues now on Zoom every first Friday of the month.
JOIN! If you send a one time only email to firstname.lastname@example.org you will receive the monthly invites to the Friday events.
DONATE! The meetings are offered on a donation basis – your loving contribution from between £8-15 is gratefully received!
Would you consider becoming a donor by making your donation recurring monthly? Thank you, that would be much appreciated! All donations will be used to offset costs of printing the new music book and fundraising towards recording a new CD.
Apart from Barbara’s Friday sessions there are sessions on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. If you want to receive links for these events, write a one time email to email@example.com
Die Welt wird sich verändern, wenn wir uns verändern…Lasst uns durch Musik und Tanz zu Friedensaktivisten werden! Mit meinen Trainings möchte ich Menschen befähigen, selbst Lichtpunkte für Schönheit, Frieden und Heilung durch Tanzen und Singen zu werden. Noch ein paar Tage um vom Frühbucher Rabatt zu profitieren!
The world will change as we change … Let us become peace activists through music and dance! In my trainings I wish to empower people to become by themselves points of light transmitting beauty, peace and healing.
Having returned from Portugal this weekend, I still feel the glow in my heart of our beautiful 1st ever ‘Sunflow’ Sacred Circle Dance Festival outside Lisbon! It was organised by two beautiful ladies, Francesca from Italy and Dalia from Portugal, both dedicated to creating a more beautiful world through the dance. For me, people like that are great role models because they just do what our world needs, without thinking wether or not it can be done, they just went and did it! Without support or financial backing etc. I guess many angels were helping, and I am happy to have been there to bring the Findhorn energy : )
What Francesca and Dalia say about our weekend:
“The 1st Festival of circular dances in Portugal took place this weekend! Yeah! Many hearts from several countries (Italy, Portugal, Austria, France, Brazil, Germany, Morocco, Mexico) came together in a single, big and pulsating heart! We sing and dance to a culture of peace and harmony on the planet, to break the barriers between peoples, respecting and accepting all cultures present. We were honouring those who walked before us this holy land and who left us these precious teachings. We dance the beauty of the Divinity that lives within each of us. We deeply thank every being of this magic circle, to all the guests invited and to those who silently contributed with their help, presence and good will – gratitude in the name of the Spirit of Dance!” Francesca Avolio, Italy, and Dahlia Lourenço, Portugal
Here is a picture with Andromeda and Yacine, a lovely couple living in Morocco, who do the dances there in public parks! That is REAL change!”
A view of the past: cannons used for battles around the world to gain colonies for Portugal.
November 2019 is starting fresh with a new website and regular updates coming as I travel internationally! I am very excited to bring my music to you in new formats and an easier cleaner web navigation!
This is a review of Brazil Sacred Dance festival with Renata Ramos!
Good news! I am just back after a trip to Brazil that strengthened my hope for humanity! I was part of a festival of Sacred circle dance for 4 days. It was the 18th sequence of a yearly festival and I was amazed at the range of experiences we had in these few days. I arrived on a Sunday morning in Sao Paulo and was met by Renata (Ramos), who is the first person to introduce regular dance circles in Brazil and who kept it going for over 20 years.
Straight from the airport we drove to a public park, where on Sundays there is an offering for ‘dancas circulares’ that anyone can attend for free. There were dancers of all ages as well as passers-by who just happened to be there. It was open air, with about 50 people attending. 3 focalisers and a good boombox made it happen. We danced to tunes from all over the world, ranging from Michael Jackson to traditional folk to New Age. And I was told that there is a website that will show you all the different dance meetings for your neighbourhood all over Brazil.
This is growing into a really big and successful movement, so much so that Gabriele Wosien said that the future of Sacred Dance is in Brazil! Now I could see it with my own eyes. Somehow dancers managed to convince public services in healthcare and in the universities that circle dancing is a wholistic integral practice that improves peoples physical, mental and emotional health. People shared how dancing got them out of depression, burnout etc. This is a kind of joint political action that effectively builds the good world of tomorrow!
Our weekend meeting was attended by 160 dance teachers from all over Brazil as well as Argentina and other Latin- American states, who all hold dance circles somewhere in schools, health centres, universities, parks… And the sense of joy, belonging and pride in what they do is palpable. Basically the Brazilians took what they experienced in Findhorn and made it happen in their own circumstances. Brazil is going through turmoil economically and politically, like many other places, but the spirit of joy and celebration pervades everything. And these people can dance! You show them the steps in 2 minutes and they are off, sometimes at lightening speed.Until now I considered circle dance a pastime for mostly mature European ladies. But in Brazil there were all age groups, young women as well as vigorous young men dancing. One morning teachers were sharing new choreographed dances they made up, one evening we danced clothed in white with only candles burning, maybe influenced by the native Brasilien Candomblé services, which people attend all dressed in white.
Another evening had the theme of celebrating the season and various saints, where we dressed up in country rags for a fiesta, did maypole dances, grand marches and had lots of opportunity for fun. Overall the energy was high and joyful and so much love, enthusiasm and friendship were shared. I congratulate Renata (who is coming to Findhorn for the Festival in a weeks time) and all her helpers and friends for this 18 year old tradition that is going from strength to strength! Well done Brazil!! Well done Findhorn and especially Anna Barton for inspiring such a global movement!