Wandering Aesthetics will host the next installment of The Open Door: Akron’s Performance Exchange.
The third of these free monthly workshops will take place April 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lifesource Yoga, 300 N. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Suite 2 in Akron.
The Open Door is a free event and open to the public. ($5 Suggested Donation)
This month’s session will be: Meditation in Actions: Investigating The Theatre of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche led by JT Buck.
About the Open Door:
Drawing from the rich artistic traditions within Akron, our mission is to introduce community members to diverse forms of creative expression, building community by crossing boundaries, enriching lives and opening the door to the imagination.
The Open Door is a free monthly workshop. Led by a different master teacher, each session will highlight a different area associated with performance. From physical action to voice to dance, anyone can benefit from these skills. No experience is necessary to participate.
About the Session:
Chogyam Trungpa was a Tibetan monk and master meditation teacher who fled to the west after the Tibetan Uprising in 1959. He ultimately settled in North America, founding Naropa University in Boulder, CO and an international network of Shambhala meditation centers. His writings and teachings touch on virtually every subject, and in the mid 1970’s, working with a group of American students, he developed a series of exercises and theatre texts designed to explore group dynamics drawing upon meditation, monastic dance and western theatrical principles.
This workshop will present some of the basic elements of Mudra Space awareness, including a group exploration of physical actions and readings/discussions of selected Trungpa performance texts. The role of mindfulness meditation in the actor’s creative process will also be explored in practice and discussion.
About the Instructor:
JT Buck is a stage director, writer, musician, producer and meditator. After 16 years of work in the field, including hundreds of productions, classes and events across 5 states, he went back to school in 2013 for an MA in Arts Admin. from the University of Akron. He practices meditation in the Shambhala lineage, and plans to continue putting artists to work by developing stronger neighborhoods and communities.