mythwork: at the dragon cafe

Part of London Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2018

The Dragon Cafe, The Crypt, St. George The Martyr, Borough

1400-1530 (including breaks)

OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE DRAGON CAFE. 

Storytellers and facilitators Natasha and Helen, invite members of the Dragon Cafe to listen as they tell an ancient myth, and to take part in a retelling and creative enactment of the same story. The workshop will involve drama, movement, singing and coming together as a group to celebrate community and belonging.

The Dragon Cafe is a relaxing cafe and imaginative space that is the flagship project of Mental Fight Club. It aims to be an open, welcoming place and is a highly effective antidote to the loneliness and isolation which is so often prevalent in those who have been affected by mental illness. You can join the Dragon Cafe, free of charge, by turning up on the day and signing up.

We, the work and the space are open, non-judgemental and non-confrontational, and we ask all participants to join with the same attitude. Please wear clothes that are comfortable to move in. Feel free to bring a journal.

MYTHWORK is a creative, reflective practice involving ritual, story and movement. It provides an opportunity for active and embodied self reflection and can be practiced by anyone who is curious; who wishes to express themselves creatively.

 

Why Myth?

Myths span the expanse of human experience. We can recognise and understand archetypal and innate aspects of ourselves through them, and they can allow us to feel that we are part of something bigger. It provides a container, that we replicate in practice with one another, creating a safe and supportive environment in which we make tangible the depths and breadths of our experience. Through myth may we give form to feeling; the self may be revealed to the self.

We draw on the practices and principles of drama and movement therapy, and the work is informed by concepts of Jungian psychology, mythopoesis, theories of intersubjectivity, and ritual theatre.

 

A Theatre of Ceremony 

How does ritual and ceremony inform our lives?  How can they benefit our wellbeing and our developing sense of ourselves? How do we create space for meaningful reflective and creative practice?  How do we come together in community, in shared experience to grow, heal, develop and understand ourselves and each other better?  We are curious.  And we bring these questions to the spaces and workshops that we hold. 

Click below to book onto one of our Mythwork workshops, or get in contact with any queries via our contact page.

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Clear a space

 

Bring yourself

Be curious

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MythworK: Myth and movement for self development.

A short Introduction 

Part of London Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2018

The Artworks Classrooms, London Bridge

1830 - 2030 (including breaks)

OPEN TO ALL. No experience necessary.

Facilitators and story tellers Helen and Natasha will introduce the practice of Mythwork in a short introductory session, aimed at anyone who is new to the practice.  Through the experiential and embodied practice of myth enactment, ensemble performance making and movement meditation each participant will engage in a process of personal reflection and creative expression. 

In the shared process and experience of the workshop space, you can come together in community with others to witness and be witnessed, to share in a creative process, to see yourself reflected in another, to make meaning through ceremony.  

We, the work and the space are open, non-judgemental and non-confrontational, and we ask all participants to join with the same attitude. Please wear clothes that are comfortable to move in. Feel free to bring a journal

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