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The Rites of Lightning: 6-Day Ritual Theater Immersive


REGISTRATION

http://www.livingvillageculture.com/the-rites-of-lightning


PRICE

$600 and includes LIB ticket
(does not include food and lodging during retreat)
No refunds after April 8th
You are not considered registered until you have completed payment


In this new evolution of our beloved multi-day immersives, we will gather for a week long Ritual Theater intensive April 22-27th, 2019 in Nevada City, CA. Eve and Isis will be creating a basic script beforehand, which we will continue to develop and refine in a collaborative way throughout. Our week together will culminate with a public performance of the piece we will be creating together, which will then be performed again at Lightning in a Bottle Festival, dates TBA. Entry into LIB is included in the cost of the immersive.

Over the course of this week, we will explore the nuanced craft of Ritual and Performance, an ancient cross-cultural practice that holds the origins of all theater, bridging the performative catharsis and creative expression of the stage with the profound transformation and multi-dimensional healing of ceremonial practice. This work intentionally dissolves the conventional boundaries between audience and performer; between art, activism and prayer.

We engage in this initiatory work on both individual and community levels, learning to be vessels for timeless myth to reveal itself and its medicine for our current stories. We utilize a variety of generative theater games, vocal, movement and dance forms and ritual practices to build tools for navigating the unknown and holding sacred creative space within the context of public performance. We recognize and refine the unique keys that each person holds for breathing life into these stories of power.    

The primary purpose of this class is to reawaken our individual and community relationship with the lineage of this sacred art form, creating offerings of great potency, with cultural, spiritual and artistic worth.

We are honored to collaborate this year with some incredibly talented guest teacher/practitioners on this journey:


TEACHERS

Eve Bradford & Isis Indriya

Sonja Drakulich--Vocal Freedom: Songs of the Soul

Schirin Shams-Diba--Temple & Ceremonial Dance

Kyle Lemle--Anti-Oppression Training and Choral Workshop


TOPICS OF STUDY

  • Cross-Cultural History of the Ancient Connection between Ritual and Theater

  • Exploring the Central Role of Myth in Ritual & Performance

  • Art as Offering, Offering as Art

  • The Body as Temple, Becoming a Vessel

  • The Magic and Power of Ceremonial Dance

  • Opening the Voice: to Listen, to Speak, to Sing, to Write

  • Ancestral Story, Song and Ritual

  • Cultivating our Relationship with the Mystery, the Sacred Elements and the Wild through Ritual

  • Ritual Garment, Adornment and Tools

  • Script Development for Experimental and Narrative Forms

  • Pathways of Improvisation

  • Independent Theater Production