Shivadam (Shiva + Adam)

Sanskrit: shivadam = that which gives what is auspicious (which gives auspiciousness, well-being, prosperity)


Shivadam is a Certified Dance Leader and Mentor, a representative of the Sufi Ruhaniat and has served two terms on the Board of Dances of Universal Peace North America. He led Dances for the 2015 & 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions and at events across the mainland US, Hawaii and India. He leads 2 monthly Dance meetings and organizes an annual Dance camp. Shivadam also has provided music for Tara Dhatu including the 2001 and 2013 Pilgrimages in Thailand, India, Nepal, the 2018 Festival of Prayer Monlam in Brazil and Mandalas across the US. Also leading kirtan and zikr, and with proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking Hindi and Sanskrit, Shivadam brings decades of musical/spiritual practice and travels into his leadership style.
Some Event Media:
2015 Parliament of the World's Religions, Salt Palace, Salt Lake City
Love, Serve and Remember, Wind Spirit Dance Camp 2018
"Stupa of Universal Peace" (Vishwa Shanti Stupa) Vaishali, Bihar, India
Shivadam led Girl Scouts (and some boys) at a school in Chandler
Shivadam has brought forth several Dances. You may read some as write-ups (click titles to view or download .pdf) and listen to audio samples, where available. (Leaders Guild members may also find these write-ups and audio at the DUP International Library.)
Additional Dances (please inquire for write-ups)


Echad B'Echad (to YofiYah's "Kabbalah Kirtan," with permission)
Ushtaa Te! (Zoroastrian benediction)
Jaya Ganesha Deva (Aarti song, trad.)
Life Lives (words of Hazrat Inayat Khan)
The World Opens Up (free form opening walk)
Hu Hu Hu Allah (to Omar Faruk Tekbilek melody)

Jain Universal Friendship Sutra Dance

Ganesha Heart Mudra Dance

"Spanish" Zikr

Thousands of Suns (Cosmic Chant by Paramahansa Yogananda (c) SRF)

Sharanam, Sharanam, Sharanam (kirtan by Debbie Elman)

Aham Mahaa Sukham Dance

A special note: With very little exception, Sanskrit is pronounced as it is written in Devanagari. In fact, that script was developed to visually "record" the lexicon of the much more ancient, aural tradition of this divine language. With years of Sanskrit study and experience that includes ability to read and write the Devanagari script, I have attained proficiency with pronunciation and hope to be able to answer questions related to the use of Sanskrit in the Dances of Universal Peace. For any questions I cannot address immediately, I have the support of numerous resources. Feel free to contact me with your Sanskrit questions!


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