BREAKING STORIES FROM THE DAWN OF TIME
In their exploration of mythology and their endeavour to find a place for it in the 21st century, the first year students of DAS Theatre have thus far worked with South African shamans, a Jungian therapist, and an American specialist in Joseph Campbell’s approach to mythic analysis.
In this first public presentation – under the tutelage of Iranian-Dutch master storyteller, Sahand Sahebdivani – each of the students will present as a stripped-down oral narrative the myth they have selected as the focus of their Block.
Attendance is free, attendance is free, but seating is limited. Reserve your place with an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE MYTHING LINK
DAS Theatre has invited South African playwright and director Brett Bailey to curate the Block 'The Mything Link – Breaking Stories form the Dawn of Time’ for the academic year 2017-2018. Starting from an engagement with myth in his own work, Bailey wish to contextualize, deepen and expand his fascination has led to the following questions: What ancient, unconscious, cultural meanings and knowledge do myths hold for us today? How can myths resonate with the fraught era in which we are living? What harmful prejudices do they perpetuate, and how can we rid them of those prejudices?
Several public events are planned – some open for a general audience, some for a smaller, invited audience. These are moments the block ‘opens up’ to the outside world, and DAS Theatre shares the artistic resources of the block: Curators Labs, contextual evenings with guest speakers alongside block teachers and presentation evenings where the work developed by students is shown. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for all the latest information.