Through storytelling, puppetry, ritual and the sharing of personal experience we will explore how myths and stories can provide a map to our own internal landscapes. They lead us to become more open to the revelation of the deeper mysterious archetypal patterns that manifest through us all, and give our lives meaning.
As a collective we will then explore their relevance directly to our own lives through reflection, group discussion, meditation, ritual, gentle body work in nature and our own creativity. This process will enable us to listen to and be more intimate with our own response and ‘felt sense’ experience in the moment. Through doing so we can become more aware of who we are, where we have come from and how to move forward creatively into the future.
Join us on this reunion of this group of longstanding friends who have, at different times, over twenty years lived worked and practiced together. More recently they have been exploring through puppets and story telling the relevance of ancient fairy tales to their own lives.
Mandarava is an artist, puppet maker and storyteller who uses images and puppets in enactments and ritual. Having previously trained as a story teller she is now training in ‘Somatic Experiencing’, a therapeutic model that helps us towards an aliveness and vitality inherent in our bodies. She has also worked for many years in professional theatre/opera as a puppeteer, puppet maker, scene painter, prop maker and costume dyer.
For more details of Mandarava’s work: www.bluebirdpuppets.com