Photo: Helena Romppanen

Sharing silence: Introduction

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 12:00
Theatre Academy, TeaK Tori ja Stage
Free entry

Sharing silence

Sharing silence is a performative experiment, which explores the artistic potential of meditation. The production is part of Gabriele Goria’s doctoral research on vipassana meditation, approached as an artistic practice. A ten-day meditation retreat will take place on the stage of the entrance hall of the Theatre Academy. All interested people are invited to join the meditation at any time of the day, for as long as they wish. By breaking the dividing line between a ‘mundane’ and a ‘spiritual’ environment, this event investigates the artistic and social effects of displaying a meditation retreat in a public space. Before and after the ten-day retreat, on the same stage there will be two opportunities for verbal sharing, open to all interested people.

Stage design: Marianne Palojärvi
Light design: June Horton
Spiritual counselor: Henri Järvinen
On stage: Gabriele Goria

21st October, at 12-13: introduction
22nd-31st October, all day long: ten-day retreat
1st November, at 12-13: conclusion


Free entrance!