Initiative of Change
Kharkiv National University of Arts
Consulate of Ukraine in Edinburgh, UK/Ukraine www.edinburgh.mfa.gov.ua/en Ministry of Culture of Ukraine www.mincult.kmu.gov.ua/control/en Raizvanguarda www.raizvanguarda.pt Portugal
Opponent cultures of young adults meet on a monastic retreat. In daily practice of mindfulness, with versatile guidance, they let go of illusion of separation & permanence, playfully train to collaborate & build a theatre production about their real stories. This multi-faceted show plays at Edinburgh International Festival for thousands of people. The approach is documented online & included into a university program.
Plum VIllage, France
Politics, Society & Art start much deeper - with yourself.
INTERBEING means being part of whole web of life. Not isolated, when you become peaceful & solid - the world benefits. (message)
DEVISING - techniques of collaborative creation become a playground of democracy. (method)
2 rival football hooligans perform together in a mindful play. 1500 people see their story.
Ukrainians and Russians learn about “roots of conflict” and nurse each other’s suffering.
A cohesive Team of Internbeing is ready to travel & take care of the world.
1week mindfulness retreat for Ukrainian & Russian young radicals/creators
A group of them continues on a 3week residency with UK Physical Theatre & Meisner specialists to build a multi-disciplinary production.
The show plays for a month at Edinburgh Festival for public audience of over 1500 & industry professionals to secure international tour.
Experience is documented & spread online.
Creative team plants the found mindful-theatrical approach into the program of Kharkiv National University
I trained in dance/theatre since I was 4 in Ukraine, now a diligent mindfulness practitioner in the west. My call in life is to combine the two. Immigrating twice, living in 7 countries & speaking 7 languages - I deeply relate to multicultural & uprooted aspect of Europe. I dream to be ONE with all.
Young adults, youth in hardship, young artists
Territories split in polarisation or violent conflict
People stressed by career/success/achievement
- advice on healing retreat for 2 tense cultural groups - how and where best to distribute online what kind of documenting material