Dr. George Archibald pioneered several techniques to rear cranes in human care, including having human handlers wear crane costumes to avoid human imprinting. Archibald spent three years with a highly endangered Whooping Crane named Tex, dressed as and acting as a male crane – walking, calling, dancing – to shift her into reproductive condition. Through his dedication and the use of artificial insemination, Tex eventually laid a fertile egg. Learn more at www.savingcranes.org.
Integrative Arts Festival
restoring intimacy with our world
Monday through Saturday, July 7 - 12, 2014
The Work that Reconnects . Authentic Movement . Contemplative Dance Practice . Meditation . Deep Ecology and Deep Play . Mindfulness-based Improvisation . Shambhala Art
A week dedicated to creating beauty and practicing presence with the self, the body, & Earth.
Engaging Joanna Macy's framework of deep ecology, we will follow the Spiral from gratitude to compassion for the living earth, to recovering a sense of belonging, then offering our gifts to the world. Each step of the way we will rethread our ecological awareness through the senses, the embodied presence, and the creative process.
Explore the personal and ecological context for your creative practices and make friends with the earth-body-mind. Engage creative modalities to deepen your intimacy with nature and your somatic intelligence.
The festival includes Active Hope Practices; Shambhala Art; Earth Body/Body Story panel discussion; Authentic Movement; Deep Play Practices; Performance Salon; Full Moon Drum Circle; so much more...
for the benefit of all beings.
Preparations are underway for Life.Art.Being 2014.
This annual festival is an inspiring way to discover and develop the connections between the contemplative and expressive arts communities in the Pacific Northwest. To support this remarkable event and help it grow, we accept contributions to the Life.Art.Being fund. This fund allows us to offer scholarships to people who otherwise would be unable to attend.
Thank you for supporting the contemplative and expressive arts in our community!
If you are limited financially and would like to attend any events, please be in contact with Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org.