Fine judgments of our souls…

By | 2018-11-25T04:00:59+00:00 October 22nd, 2016|Anthems and Angels Trilogy, collaborations, cross-disciplinary, homepage, intercultural, migration and exile, performance, theatre|

Week Two! and we have rehearsed with our three generous musicians, Ben Drury, Richard Johnson, Jess Green and Michael Misa. Pastor Peter Kuot is deciding which of his stories of South Sudanese agricultural life to tell. School students from Marist College are coming to workshops this weekend, and our performers Chris and Robin--wickedly funny--have [...]

Compassion Plays begins!

By | 2018-11-25T04:00:20+00:00 October 22nd, 2016|Anthems and Angels Trilogy, homepage, inclusion projects, intercultural, migration and exile, performance, theatre|

Anthems and Angels: The Compassion Plays: A performance event about longing, loss, and the resilience of people in exile. Developed from years of research in and amongst community. There will be live music, singing, dance, intercultural storytelling, and a share community feast!

The Compassion Plays

By | 2018-11-25T04:01:26+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Anthems and Angels Trilogy, cross-disciplinary, homepage, intercultural, migration and exile, performance, theatre|

So...we are about to embark on Anthems and Angels,Mark II: the Compassion Plays. The project theme is the condition of exile and the experience of refugees. The performance structure is the medieval 'passion play', which invites its audience to travel through different ‘story stations’ and interact with and help shape the performance. Each show [...]

Rest as engagement, not retreat..

By | 2017-10-19T17:54:32+00:00 February 22nd, 2014|bodysongs, homepage, philosophy & ethics|

I lay in my bath, at the end of a long-road day, feeling sore and tired, glad to be held by the water. I came to an understanding that what feels restful is often not about feeling 'in retreat'. I feel the support of water across all my limbs, my lower back, my upper back, [...]

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“Let’s Act Out”

By | 2017-10-19T17:55:59+00:00 February 22nd, 2014|clinical practice, homepage, philosophy & ethics|

A client talked about how embarrassed he had been about his recent behaviour. A trained facilitator, he was about to embark on a great Odyssee and he feared his ego had got the better of him in the last few months. "There I was, acting out..." he complained [about himself]. I promised him I [...]

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equivalence (finale)

By | 2017-10-19T17:58:14+00:00 February 22nd, 2014|homepage, philosophy & ethics|

So, what did I observe, as I sat in the 'spectator space' as an outsider to a long, slow process of education into tradition... I watched my friend pause (cautiously, nervously, in her act of pouring tea, sweat forming on her upper lip, her eyes sliding towards her teacher, asking all at once for [...]

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revisiting ‘equivalence”

By | 2017-10-19T18:01:31+00:00 December 15th, 2013|homepage, philosophy & ethics, Uncategorized|

I visited Japan in 1996. I experienced a country of delicacy and madness, an intersection of 'old' and 'new' time, Crowds swarmed through crowded train stations; suited commuters seemed shamed by the 'floating world' of tramps and kicked them as they passed. Chain-smoking was popular but so too were small packages of pickles bought [...]

receptivity, and vulnerable authority

By | 2017-10-19T18:07:19+00:00 November 11th, 2013|bodysongs, homepage, philosophy & ethics|

I perceive the body as a microcosm of all this. I believe the body’s polyrhythm [complex of rhythms] is a key to health, to flow. I hear the rhythms of the internal body as a kind of orchestra. It doesn’t all play in the same time or tone. I tune into this orchestra and try [...]

the question of relativity

By | 2017-10-19T18:09:06+00:00 November 6th, 2013|homepage, philosophy & ethics|

Whilst pondering the nature of acting, I also pondered the theory of relativity, and came to the realisation that if e=mc2, then the relation of matter to energy, of inside the body to outside of it, is one of relative densities. Logically, then, one should be able to access all molecular activity as information, [...]