By Nichos Nunez, Ronan Fitzsimons
During this paintings the writer strains his researches with Grotowski and Strasberg, on the previous Vic in London, and in Nahuatlan and Tibetan theatre to reach at his layout for a special participatory theatre shape. The textual content additionally offers a pragmatic advisor to the author's ritual/theatrical "actions" in addition to offering a philosophical context for this paintings.
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This type of dramatised festivity, or theatrical rite, survives in almost all the Central American ethnic groups. In some places it is dotted with Spanish, with the sung voice in Nahuatlan; in other areas, it is the other way round. The performances or celebrations are mobile, and hence not easy to locate. It could be said, as anthropologists confirm, that these ethnic groups, with their rites and celebrations, are tending to die out in a relatively short space of time. 28 ANTHROPOCOSMIC THEATRE Paradoxically, as recently as 1985, we watched in Mexico City a play directed by Andrés Segura, who is said to be one of the inheritors of Mexican indigenous tradition.
If you don’t know…” (The Dalai smiles). Dalai Lama: “This is to work the Tantra. It is a very powerful tool and a constant reminder of our temporary nature. It can be used in this sense or to… (he waves it about amusingly like a club. We all laugh). ” “In our work in the theatre we use vibration to induce states of deep consciousness. ” Dalai Lama: (He smiles and breathes in silence, looking at the trumpet). “Yes, use it, why not, building bridges hurts nobody. Your work is a bridge between the cultural and the mystic, is that right?
In contemporary Mexican culture it is difficult to define precisely what is indigenous and what is western; a new vision of the world has developed through our crossbreeding, transformed into a country, and this does not exclude our pre-Hispanic phenomena which have survived to the present day We have already spoken of the importance of the Nahuatlan language in Central America. 7 An interesting fact about Nahuatlan theatre, promoted by the Franciscans, is that it was presumably the first theatre to be written in prose.