The Sacred Ritual
We focus on contemporary performing art practices linked to ceremonies, shamanic rites, spiritual beliefs, healing, the life cycle, political power, social cohesion, and personal identity. We explore how rituals embody and activate myths through dramatic and choreographic transformative devices, and how contemporary artists appropriate and traverse traditional boundaries between performance art, ancient rites, shamanic action, transcendental experiences, and myths. We expand the range and breadth of the understanding of ritual, transcendence and immanence of the sacred, experience group creativity and feel the power of collective action.
- Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart: “Shamanic Performances: Issues of Performativity and Comparison”, 2008
- Ismene A. King: “The Influence of Ritual in Performance Art: A Retrospective and Correlational Analysis.”, 2014
Photos: © Cserna Endre, 2018.