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The Waltz Community Project

Updated: Oct 18

2021-2022



The project is to unite in action the sound and movement, bringing together local musicians of all ages, dancers of all ages, parents, grandparents, students, teachers, and any residents willing to participate and contribute a bit of their energy and attention. This project is to make the holiday in the community, summoning creative energies and spirit to rise over darkness, divide and isolation.

This project is to bridge the gap between production and consumption, between sound and actions, as it is inextricably linked and form their union and cause in the Big Bang.


Step 1: LIVE SOUND

Local musicians / composers / music teachers / students select / create / learn waltzes from different cultures and times.


Step 2: MOVEMENT

Nina Jirka will be teaching by donations only the local community to dance waltzes. Music students – free admission. Their parents – any donations. Local dance community is invited. People without any movement or dance skills are invited and encouraged to participate.


There will be no fewer than 10 lessons at the New Paltz Community Center on Sundays at 4pm, starting in November.


Step 3: BRINGING SOUND AND MOVEMENT TOGETHER.

Scheduling evenings of live music and dance for the community. Can be 2, 3, or even more, depending on the requests and desires of the community.



I sometimes forget that

I was created for joy

My mind is too busy

My heart is too heavy

Heavy for me to remember

that I have been

called to dance

the sacred dance for life

I was created to smile

to love

to be lifted up

and lift others up

O sacred one

Untangle my feet

from all that ensnares

Free my soul

That we might

Dance

and that our dancing

might be contagious.


Hafiz







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