"Mountain Dreaming" - Theater Residency & Learning Journey program integrates the art of theater, dragon dreaming (www.dragondreaming.org), Social Presencing Theatre, spirituality and the nature. It is a weeklong group and individual process of finding inner self and discovering 'others in Me' and 'Me in others'. The program provides tools that can be used for group and individual activities which is useful at personal, professional growth and problem solving and healing. Bringing together organizations and individuals using art, theater and creative participatory approaches and invites a generative dialogue on our shared challenges while seeking social change through personal transformation.
Image Theatre is a physical representation of thoughts and ideas through the human body. The participants explore issues and social challenges by using nonverbal communication and sculpting their own and other participants’ bodies into static physical images that can portray anything concrete or abstract, such as a feeling, issue, or moment. Spectators are asked to observe these images and reflect on what they witness.
During this workshop we will use our bodies and mind to develop new ways to communicate and to explore the universality of physical language. By removing words and by using the body — Image is an art form that is highly accessible and can be practiced by a wide population.
What is the Training about?
Realizing a project, building a team, creating a community, are all places where we are called to “Dream Together”. To clarify our intention, act creatively and connect to our inner sources of knowing allows us to make choices with an awareness of the "whole" to better manage our energy, and continuously learn and grow individually and collectively. Re-building our dreams is an invitation to set into our highest future possibility, our full potential as human beings, becoming who we already are, co-creators of the world in which we live.
- Arrival at Kathmandu
- 8th May 2020 - Travel to venue, welcome circle. Check in. Knowing the place and people
- 9th May - INTRO FOR THEATRE FOR SOCIAL HEALING WITH GOPAL ARYAL
- 10th May - INTRO FOR SOCIAL PRESENCING THEATRE WITH URI NOY MEIR
- 11th May - FORUM THEATRE LAB WITH GOPAL ARYAL AND URI NOY MEIR
- 12th May - WORKING ON CREATIVE PROJECTS USING DRAGON DREAMING
- 13th May - COLLECTIVE ACTION AND PERFORMANCE DAY
- 14th May 2020 - FINAL GOODBYES and Return to Kathmandu
Who is this for?
Anyone interested in using theatre as a tool for debate, social change with communities, Healing, discovering oneself; theatre practitioners, social activists, teachers, community workers, youth works, program designers and managers.
No experience necessary.
Uri Noy Meir (Italy)
Uri is a facilitator of creative processes that integrates Theatre of the Oppressed, Dragon Dreaming and Theory U. He is led by an interest in creating spaces of co creation, joyful being, and liberation. Spaces in which to realize our collective dream to a regenerate the earth, the community and the self.
Uri was born in Israel/Palestine where his life story has led him on a path of seeking healing the divides between people and places.
He trained with renowned Theater of the Oppressed (T.O.) practitioners such as Chen Alon, Barbara Santos, and Sanjoy Ganguly. And worked to offer theatre training across the world with workshops and residences in Nepal, India, Estonia, Spain, Senegal, France, and Italy.
Gopal Aryal (Nepal)
Gopal Aryal is an actor, director and community forum theatre practitioner, using theatre as tool for children, youth and women empowerment and social transformation in Nepal since 2007. Gopal is a true devotee of the theatre and true artist. He loves theatre, and has a unique capacity for transmitting that love to others. Gopal has conducted over hundred theatre workshops for youth, women and children and has directed many social theatre performances during his working period. Gopal's works in the field of psychosocial healing and community integration in Nepal after the 2015 earthquake and in Italy for earthquake survivors and in Alaska, USA are also remarkable. Gopal has travelled over 15 countries to learn and share his works through workshops. Gopal is now on a journey to stablish an International hub/center for social theatre practitioners in Nepal.
When, Where and Why?
8th May to 14th May 2020
Lukeko Gaun, A village for arts and farming, Lalitpur, Nepal
Nepal is a holy place of Hindu's Gods, spiritual practitioners and pioneers of many other religions. The land of Himalayas. The top of the world with beautiful mountains, people and cultures. It has over hundred ethnic communities, languages and cultures. The energy, spirit and the vibe it serves is unique and holy.
The Lukeko Gaun center lies far beyond the howling of the city, and is located in a rural setting surrounded by calm, peace and serenity. This is the perfect place to enjoy being the authentic you that is inspired by the beauty of nature. Surrounded by the soothing sights, sounds and fragrances of the forest, your stresses will wash away with the gentle sound of the nearby river, leaving you relaxed and tranquil.
- International Participants
15 Participants Maximum
Early bird registration: $350 (Until 31 January 2020)
Program fee: $450
Food and accommodation: $125 (During the workshop only)
( NOTE: The registration fee is $200 (Please make sure you pay for the transaction cost and we receive the full amount) and is 100% refundable if the program is cancelled by the organizers and $100 out of $200 is refundable if you cancel your participation before 10th April 2020. The registration fee is not refundable if you cancel after 10th April 2020. The flight, insurance and other logistics will be the participant's own responsibilities )
- Nepali Participants
15 Participants Maximum
Program fee: NPR 3000
Food and accommodation: NPR 12000 (During the workshop only)
- To activate the program we will require a minimum of 8 international participants. There is a place for international participants is limited to 15.
- The fee includes 50 USD for reforestation activities to offset carbon emissions and as gratitude to the earth place which hosts us.
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