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008 : The Hydra
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The Silver Building - E16 1YZ
15:00 - 17:00  Scorpion
18:00 - 20:00  Snake
21:00 - 23:00  Phoenix

008 / ☉ -> Scorpio  /
        




About



Labours of Herakles



03 . 2019 - 02 . 2020 



Ritual: a technology to transform consciousness.



Join us for a series of participatory rituals, based on the 12 mythic Labours of Herakles. Forming part of an ongoing research and development project, considering the relationship between sound and movement performance, and altered states of consciousness.

The embodiment of each myth functions as an interface, to construct the components of ritual form, and to explore the subjective impact of


..trance inducing use of sound, movement, and symbolic narrative.



Each Labour of Herakles functions as narrative score, catalysing a dialogue between musicians and performers, facilitating an immersive experience of the myth.

These 12 Labours share significant parallels with the astronomical movement of the Sun, projected through the symbolism of the zodiacal constellations in a calendar year. 

Each session of the laboratory focuses on exploring and  balancing a sequential zodiacal energy. We begin with Aries - The Head (Thoughts), and work down to Pisces - The Feet (Deeds), utilising a variety of techniques that function as rites of passage. 

Harnessing the potential of consciously directed performance trance, to enable positive change on both an individual and collective level.





Facilitators:

Nicole Bettencourt Coelho - sound. research.
(musician / hypnotist / sound therapist)

Antonio de la F
e - movement.
(dancer / choreographer / performer)


Sim Gray - movement.
Christian Duka - sound.
Martina Saorin - sound.
Jack Clearwater Clark - movement.
Lily Lesser - movement.
Valeria Radchenko - sound.
Callum Murphy - movement.

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Previous Contributors:

Alice Deville - sound.
CYAN Assiter-Clark - movement.
Sophia Pettit - movement.
Rory Keys - movement, astrology.
Simone Campa - sound.
Vicky O’Neon - sound.
Ben Ashton - lighting.
Matthew Christensen - sound.

Mario Benedetti - incense.

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An experimental laboratory of 12 events. No prior knowledge required. Everyone welcome!

We will begin each session by discussing the myth and it’s astrological symbolism.

Secondly we will share the structure of the ritual, and how the Labour will play out.


Lastly we will perform the myth together, and gather for feedback afterwards.

Instrumentation will vary, as we explore the intersection of traditional trance instruments and contemporary production tools.

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Dates:
001 -  13 March 
002 - 23 April  
003 - 28 May 
004 - 25 June
005 - 31 July  

006 - 30 August
007 - 13 October
008 - 17 November

[009 - 012 - tba]





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