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Healing the wounds of History / Berlin

Healing the wounds of history, Berlin, 18th September 2018 Together with people from Poland, Italy, France, Austria, Chile, Israel, Turkey, and Germany, we hold a ritual in 3 parts to heal together past wounds, to let go anger and fear … Continue reading

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Intergenerational Trauma Part 5: Childhood Amnesia

As I learned at the symposium, Inheriting Genocide, and shared with you in the first installment, during the Armenian Genocide in 1915, infants and children were snatched from their mothers and given to Turkish, Kurdish, and Bedouin families. After the … Continue reading

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Intergenerational Trauma Part 4: Theories of Transmission

“When a crime against humanity occurs, all of humanity is affected,” said Christie Tcharkhoutian, speaking at the symposium, Inheriting Genocide: Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma. In that spirit, I’ve tried to apply what I heard that day very broadly. Right now? … Continue reading

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The Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma Part 2: The Conspiracy of Silence

“When survivors first arrived,” said psychiatrist Andrei Novac, himself the child of Holocaust survivors, “they didn’t want to talk about it. When they did want to talk, therapists didn’t want to listen.” At the February symposium on Inheriting Genocide and … Continue reading

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The Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma – Part 1

Diane Leffer’s account of the Inheriting Genocide symposium will be published on the ImaginAction website in five parts every month. In 2015, Hector and I produced Second Chances, a play inspired by Theater of Witness techniques. Torture survivors portrayed themselves … Continue reading

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Lifeboats – A theatre game

Lifeboats Type Activation You need Nothing Duration 10 min.   The participants fill the space in silence, walking quickly. The joker says “Lifeboats of 4,” and the participants must form groups of four, interlacing their arms and excluding those who … Continue reading

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Dialogos de Memoria y Reconciliacion

  Héctor Aristizábal estará participando en estos diálogos de memoria y reconciliación en la Ciudad de Cúcuta, Colombia con la presentación de su obra “Viento Nocturno” el Viernes 17 de Noviembre y la realización de un taller de teatro para … Continue reading

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10-16.9.2017 – “7Th International Gathering on Rights of Passage in the Wilderness“ Munich

“International Gathering on Rights of Passage in the Wilderness“ Hector Aristizabal will be participating in the: “International Gathering on Rights of Passage in the Wilderness“ that will take place from Sunday,September 10th to  Saturday, September  16th in Koenigsdorf in Bavaria … Continue reading

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13-15.10.2017 – Shamanic Healing and Ritual Theater Genova Italy

Shamanic Healing and Ritual Theater Genova Italy We invite you to join us in a path of introspection and discovery  throughout the course of a three day work. During this period we will attend two Sacred Ceremonies with medicinal plants … Continue reading

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1-3.9.2017 – Ritual Theater and Community Healing Oslo Norway

As our world is becoming increasingly turbulent, this workshop invites us to look into our own experiences and awaken the wisdom in our individual and collective psyche. In this changing world we can ground ourselves by connecting to the messages … Continue reading

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