Awakening the Imagination: at Pendle Hill

For the third year on a road and thanks to popular demand Pendle Hill is offering:

Awakening the Imagination:
Theatre for Personal and Social Transformation
Hector Aristizabal

June 28 – July 2, 2009 Sunday through Thursday (4 nights)

This dynamic experiential workshop is for anyone seeking personal or social change. Artist-activist-therapist Hector Aristizabal offers a host of creative tools, including theater, storytelling, and ritual, to help people awaken their imagination and become active agents in transforming their lives. By exploring situations dramatically, we feel them more keenly and see them more clearly; then by imagining different ways of engaging the characters, we visualize transformative possibilities and experience our ability to generate positive change in ourselves and in our world. Hector’s work is influenced by Theatre of the Oppressed, psychodrama, traditional storytelling, mask-making, drumming, improvisational drama, creative ritual, and other vibrant forms.
Hector Aristizabal’s personal experience informs his work. A torture survivor and forced refugee from Colombia, he holds an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy. He is the founder and creative director of Imaginaction, an organization which uses the arts to heal and transform. As a theater director, actor, and story teller, he has performed and worked with such diverse communities as homeless populations, youth gangs, sex workers, and traumatized children from conflict areas such as Palestine and Colombia. Beyond the United States, he has worked in Canada, Israel, Mexico, Germany, Cuba, Greece, and Jamaica, among others.

$490/shared room; $585/private room; $375/commuter


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