Indonesian teacher and artist, Suprapto Suryodarmo, has since the 1970's been exploring non-stylized movement. Here is a short clip demonstrating the natural and flowing movement taken by Ana Godinho de Matos in London, 2007.
The Gurdjieff Movements are here presented by Jeanne de Salzmann, his
prime pupil. This is a rare bootleg of a film made by Jeanne de
Salzmann in collaboration with members of the Gurdjieff Foundation in
an effort to preserve a visual record of the sacred movements and
dances taught by Gurdjieff ever since he appeared in the West in 1912.
Best to watch in silence, alone, in a darkened room:) This is a rare
bootleg of a film made by Jeanne de Salzmann, May 7, 2007.
22 minutes documentary about Dances of Universal Peace, made by Kathryn Majida Sky.
From the beginning of time, sacred movement, song and story have
brought people together - at times of seasonal ceremony and
celebration, as part of everyday life and life passages, in daily
renewal and meditation, etc... The Dances of Universal Peace are part
of this timeless tradition of Sacred Dance.
The Mevlevi Order or the Mevleviye are a Sufi order founded by the followers of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi in 1273 in Konya (in present-day Turkey). They are also known as the Whirling Dervishes due to their famous practice of whirling as a form of dhikr (remembrance of Allah). Dervish is a common term for an initiate of the Sufi Path.
The ceremony has seven parts symbolizing the whirling dervish's love of God, humankind and all creation: