Return from the old countries... and more
The quick but packed tour to Europe was fantastyczny! (yeah, that's fantastic in Polish)
- "Meetings with the Storytellers of the World" in Lublin, Poland
at Grodzka Gate Center-NN Theatre in really good company with some of the best storytellers of Europe. Packed festival!
-Bicycling from Krakow into the Moravian fields of Czech Republic, getting lost in forests, rolling hills, epic mountain views, constant rain followed by forgiving rainbow.
- Performed at Studio Alta and taught a physical storytelling workshop in Prague with the great Husam Abed, who performed an intimate puppet show about his family's life in a Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan.
-Taught a Site-Specific Theater for Social Change workshop in a cultural center in the heart of an immigrant hood of Vienna and caused some trouble out in the streets, gambling joints and bank lobbies with a bunch of new friends, through the generous help of the Riahi Brothers- creators of the film Everyday Rebellion.
- Had a couple glorious days to connect with friends in Berlin where spontaneous tango milongas, slack-line and Bauhaus abound. Went to a Gorki show of men brutally flinging one another around in a sand pit and was embraced by a sweaty sandy dancer mid show. Thanks, Melissa Chambers.
-*Extra: This trip was predominantly safe and I encountered little mishap, although
one night I did miss a train and spent the night in a construction site on the street,
greeted by the 4am sun. I've still got it. ;)
Thank you to everyone who hosted me and made this trip successful.
I am so grateful.