Bringing together art and community

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In a previous post, I spoke a bit about an upcoming event called Communitas/structure. I’m excited to say that there’s now a set date and time: May 15th at 6:30pm. It will be held in the Center for the Advancement of Public Action at Bennington College.

I have been meeting with the performers about the event and I really think this will be a night to remember. There will be drumming and dance, an anonymous sermon on the concept of awe, singing in rounds, praise-giving, a procession, and it will end with a man immersing himself in the pond. Music and dance, and being-together. A night of interactive and ritualistic performance. I am so incredibly excited!

I already have my mind on future events like this. Organizing this event has been an incredible experience of relinquishing control to others, trusting that we share a vision and knowing that bringing it about will take collaboration. This event has become so much richer than anything I could imagine on my own and it has made me so grateful to be surrounded by these wonderfully creative individuals.

If anyone has any ideas for future events of this kind, I would love to hear from you! Or if you know of an individual or a group of people that would be interested in putting together something like this, please let me know! I hope to organize another event like this during the summertime months. And there must be tons of people who are interested in seeing art and community come together seamlessly. It is such a beautiful thing when it happens.

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  1. Pingback: Beauty is before me, above me and below me. | The Community Talks

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