The intention behind the LATERNA festival Activation Sessions is to warm us up and sensitize the whole of our being, our bodies and senses included (to make us arrive at the daily conversations following each activation session, less heady, more listening, and hopefully with a sense of connection, and with all of ourselves.) Each session can of course also just be enjoyed as a chance to spend a little time with some of our living dance legends, Robert Steijn and Keith Hennessy – or as a wonderful opportunity to dive deeper into the legacy and rituals of legendary Anna Halprin, mother of such an important part of American dance history (who passed one year ago at the age of 101!), being a huge inspiration to LATERNA and our work dealing with creating rituals for our own time.
All Activation sessions are open to all – and free of charge!
Wednesday 22 June / 16.00-17.30 / Small Stage
Robert Steijn: Praying while dancing
Thursday 23 June / 16.00-18.00 / Foyer
Keith Hennessy: Dancing magic and politics
Friday 24 June / 14.00-17.30 / Foyer + Small Stage
Dohee Lee / LATERNA: Rituals and Dances that Matter
Warm-up and preparations for Saturday´s Planetary Dance