Date(s) - February 23, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
“The real adventure consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in seeing with new eyes” – Proust
Ours might be called “The Age of Disconnection” – but what is the root cause of that? Based on Philip Shepherd’s groundbreaking book, New Self New World, this entertaining talk reveals our culture’s long journey towards disconnection. More crucially, Philip shows how that disconnection is held in our bodies, and is reinforced by our language, hierarchies, architecture and values. But reconnecting with self and world can begin simply, by renewing our understanding of the body’s intelligence – which in turn renews our story of what it means to be human. The evening also includes some simple, practical exercises to begin that process.
Here’s some additional information about the workshop (*Not the Talks!):What to prepare (For the workshop - not for the talks!)
Some of the exercises require that you know a short text by heart. Rest assured, this is not something you will ever be asked to perform – it’s just needed for some of the exercises. You can use one you are familiar with, or find a new one. It can be anything at all – a nursery rhyme, a song lyric, a Shakespearean monologue, the national anthem, a poem, anything. It really doesn't matter, although it does help if it’s something you enjoy. It can get pretty tedious saying, “Row, row, row your boat” over and over. Just saying... Whatever you choose to memorize, it should be at least 45 seconds long, though any length in excess of that is fine. Having it WELL memorized is important.
What to bring (For the workshop - not for the talks!)
Apart from lunch and maybe a snack and a water bottle, you might wish to bring something to lie on for exercises (a yoga mat or even just a towel) and clothes that are comfortable to move in.
Lunch (For the workshop - not for the talks!)
There will be a one-hour lunch break.