One answer is that it is for exploring what it means to be human.
We utilize a holistic, somatic approach to embodying character from the inside-out and, for the non-actor, this offers a way to give hidden parts of the self their full expression. By identifying stagnant movement patterns, this process expands one’s emotional and physical range and enables the creation of characters from all walks of life—however cruel, desolate, or jolly.
Discover the transformative power of paratheater and entheotic theater with ElkdonisArts.com, the shamanic performance arts collective.
For the past two years, we have been offering both online and occasional live paratheater labs, and we are excited to invite you to join us for a series of paratheatre labs and entheotic theatre workshops.
Paratheater is a form of experimental theater that was pioneered by Jerzy Grotowski, a Polish theater director, in the 1960s. It emphasizes the physical and spiritual elements of performance and encourages actors to explore their inner selves through non-performative acting , movement, sound, and shamanic techniques. Antero Alli, an American playwright and theater director, continued to develop the form in the 1980s and 1990s, adapting it for a contemporary audience.
Entheotic theater is a form of theater that is similar to jungian psychodrama in many ways. During the process of entheotic theatre a myth is drawn from the participants and it is mounted as a full scale production and performed as a sacred offering to the land and community. William Pennel Rock, an American playwright and theater director, is known for his work in this field. Our work is influenced by the Origins process developed by W P Rock
At ElkdonisArts.com, we combine elements of shamanic practice, paratheater and entheotic theater to create a unique and powerful experience. Our facilitators will guide you through the process of creating and performing with this self initiatory ritual technology. Connect with your innermost self through the use of paratheater and sacred theatre, in a safe and controlled environment, and you will learn to access your intuition and express your essential self.
Join us today for a paratheater and entheotic theater experience like no other. Choose from our affordable options of free , $10 per class, 15 classes for $100, or a lifetime of unlimited paratheater labs for only $750.00. We have a special offer running now, attend a month of unlimited classes for only 40 dollars per month.
Contact Sunjye@elkdonisarts.com and discover the transformative power of shamanic performance art.
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