“I think we could make more room for spirituality in our society and in the way we relate to each other. Creativity and artistic expression, at its height, is a form of spiritual expression, an attempt to push the ego and intellect to one side and channel something collective. [More like] what spiritual healers or witch doctors [might have done in the past] – it’s a ritualised performance that invokes our ancestors, and the people that brought us here, in order to heal personal and collective trauma.”— Riz Ahmed
In my vision, our Earth is a home of embodied and creative humans who are interested and courageous enough to ask – what happens when we lose the ground that is holding us; when we exist between cultures; and when we have reached the end of the world as we know it? What kind of life exists beyond acceptance of death as change, and how can we thrive in our relationship with nature and the unknown?
To me, these humans ask because they also intimately know that what is experienced outside is mirrored inside our bodies, intimate relationships and daily lives, and vice-versa. The personal is also social, even political.
They wish to inspire new ways of seeing what is also being in the world. They are looking to have more embodied conversations about all of our bodies, traditions and belonging in a more-than-human world. They want to tackle ways of re-imagining themselves inside a bigger picture that can transform the stories of war within a war into those of home within a home.
They are here to nurture the feminine gaze and to give voice to a part of themselves which remembers what living in love feels like, thus offering hope and a sense of possibility to those suffering, and questioning identity and meaning in life.
If you too are one of such humans, join this artventure and community!
Let us make beauty through the serious fun of natural movement, dance & art, film & story-telling, innovative playshops and life-retrieving sanctuaries. Let us foster a re-generative culture through the ecology of embodied, creative and soul-tending practices.
Learning to move through the crises of our imagination, individually and collectively, let us forge new pathways of social visibility for all of us working on the edges of ourselves and society. Creatively weaving the threads of memory and desire, poetics and politics, agency and sensitivity, let us truly thrive, keeping the Human Dream alive.
“Societies never know it, but the war of an artist with his society is a lover’s war, and he does at his best, what lovers do, which is to reveal the beloved to himself and, with that revelation, to make freedom real.”— James A. Baldwin