David Lakein / Jason Seymour – Waiting for the Pink Elephant : A Guided Experiential Gathering Visualization Journey Thing

Saturday July 7th
9:00 – 10:00 pm

Collegiality we give time-space for body and voice improvisations and movement meditations.
Collectively we arrive into the expansive realm of lingering and explore the radical state of uncertainty.
Communally we connect intimately between our inner emotional and intellectual scenery and our outer sensory and tactile terrain.
Collaboratively we embody the tension between the ordinary and sublime and inhabit the edges between the profoundly serious and ridiculously silly.

Come as you are, with the possibility that “you” will be left behind, another “you” may emerge, and yet another “you” might have assumption-altering and perception-bending encounters.



Although it is not possible to plan for transformational moments, we can choose to enter into the realm of mystery. Through humorous lightness and provocative intensity, deep body sensing and expansive imagination engagement, we practice bending our attentiveness towards the resonant present moment. In this unfolding landscape between knowing and not knowing, with our awareness heightened and consciousness expanded, the potential for transformation lives.
— Jason Seymour

David Lakein (Berlin/Chicago) is an interdisciplinary artist, choreographer-director, performer, educator and writer, whose work swirls around the borders between dance, theatre, cabaret, installation and performance art. He collaborates extensively with other artists, and performs-researches-teaches across the globe in diverse venues, festivals and schools. Known for his inquisitive nature, Lakein is a well-respected teacher dedicated to his students and a rigorous learning process. Whether facilitating students in workshops and performance projects or bringing artists together in laboratories or festivals, he is committed to research as a creative act and dialogue as a transformational encounter. Lakein studied philosophy & literature, and acting and directing in the United States, trained as a dancer and performer in Berlin and Amsterdam, and studied visual arts in Chicago; he holds a BA from Wesleyan University, a BFA from the School for New Dance Development | Amsterdam School for the Arts, and an MFA in Studio Arts from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. www.lakeinworkshops.wordpress.com


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