Dance for Peace

AFWP Annual Dance for Peace


The Dance for Peace was started in 2013 as a way of featuring The International Peace Belt (TIPB), which has been worn by performers from around the world. The two requirements for wearing the belt are to meditate on world peace while performing, and agreeing to be part of the full length documentary being made on its world travel. To date, it has been to over 30 countries, and TIPB has been worn by over 2,850 performers. Our Dance for Peace has included such companies as Martha Graham Dance Company, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, the Limon Dance Company; and we have brought in dancers from the Ukraine as part of Freedom Dance Ukraine. We have featured Native American, African, Middle Eastern, Indian, European, Chinese, and Brazilian dance companies, as well as companies from New England and Canada. TIPB is a living link between all cultures and all people of the world. Dance and music are our universal languages. Together, through dance and music, our Dance for Peace celebrates our intense diversity as well as our beautiful differences. 

We are now in our 5th year and looking forward to another incredible evening of dance.


 2013 – Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT 

2014 – The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center Old Saybrook, CT 

2015 – The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center 

2016 – The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook, CT

2017 – The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook, CT 

Thank you to all of the performers, our staff, and the volunteers who made this year’s Dance for Peace an amazing night!