Democracy and participation, Arts and cultural activities, Mindfulness & Physical Theatre

INTERBEING - Transformation to Conscious Living


Who is behind this?

Lana Biba

2theatre ltd

United Kingdom

Who is joining forces?

Initiative of Change


Kharkiv National University of Arts


Plum Village


Consulate of Ukraine in Edinburgh, UK/Ukraine Ministry of Culture of Ukraine Raizvanguarda Portugal

Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

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.

Where will your idea take place?

Gois, Portugal
Plum VIllage, France
Harkiv, Ukraine
Karpaty, Ukraine
Edinburgh, UK

Why does Europe need your idea?

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)

What is your impact?

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.

How do you get there?

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

What is your story?

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.

Who are you doing it for?

Young adults, youth in hardship, young artists
Territories split in polarisation or violent conflict
People stressed by career/success/achievement

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

- advice on healing retreat for 2 tense cultural groups - how and where best to distribute online what kind of documenting material




Idea created on Jan. 19, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 19, 2018

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