Puppetry and Storytelling Collaborative Arts Conferences
2020 East Coast Collaborative Arts Conference
Festival of Puppetry Arts
A Collaborative Offering in Support of a
World Association of Puppetry and Storytelling Arts
Sponsored by the Hawthorne Valley Association
July 25th 2020
Dear friends of Puppetry and Storytelling Arts,
Warm greetings to you all - near in heart, far in proximity - we are at one – sharing this life during challenging times. Now, perhaps more than ever, the creative arts are needed for the educational, therapeutic, and cultural explorations of what it truly means to be human. Within the Waldorf Education movement, explorations in the realms of puppetry and storytelling arts embrace the knowledge of the spiritual inherent within humanity.
Though we are sad to not be able to gather in person, this platform will enable many more people to engage in our shared explorations. This event is a new step for us and will be a modest offering – but it is an important beginning!
You are welcome to join us from the comfort of your own home for this virtual festival of puppetry and storytelling presentations on Saturday, July 25, beginning at 1PM Eastern Time. Our event will be available through the format of Zoom - but you do not need an account to join us!
Looking forward to sharing imaginations, inspirations and intuitions,
Janene Ping, Jennifer Aguirre, and Marjorie Rehbach
Opening: (Live streaming) Janene Ping will share thoughts on the theme: "Imaginal Forces and the Power of Healing”
View (pre-submitted) puppetry/storytelling videos from near and far...
Conclusion: An interactive reflection forum with the performers
One of our goals for this event is to raise funds to rekindle efforts to build a:
WORLD ASSOCIATION OF PUPPETRY AND STORYTELLING ARTS
MISSION: We strive to connect, share, and explore with a diverse and inclusive community of puppetry and storytelling enthusiasts, who are inspired by Waldorf/Steiner Education.
VISION: We wish to foster, with this joyful work, well-being in body, soul, and spirit; activating the highest forces of self-healing through imaginative vision.
The Healing Strength of Puppetry
"Puppetry is one of the most important therapeutic impulses ... a stimulus of the highest order of healing forces." ~ Michaela Glöckler, Leader of the Medical Section of the Anthroposophical Society. More ...
Marionette Theater - a Task for Socially Oriented Education
"The task of the Marionette theater was to give a concrete example of the spiritual impulse of Middle Europe against the flood of western ways ... " ~ Helmut von Kügelgen of the International Waldorf Kindergarten Association. More ...