Ritual & Performance: Connecting with Ancestors, Connecting with Ourselves

Thu Mar 14 2024 at 06:30 pm to Thu Mar 21 2024 at 09:30 pm

Mercury Store | Brooklyn

Mercury Store
Publisher/HostMercury Store
Ritual & Performance: Connecting with Ancestors, Connecting with Ourselves
Join theatre-maker and ritual artist Noelle Ghoussaini in a two-part workshop to explore the art of ritual, ceremony and performance.
About this Event

In the first session, Noelle will lead the participants in a creative ceremony. Through embodied jam sessions & meditative installations, sonic experiences of sacred time & storytelling: we unearth connection to intangible parts of ourselves and our ancestral lineages. This will be an embodied experience of ritual-performance gathering in community. In the second workshop, participants will create and facilitate their own creative, community-centered, performance rituals in community: continuing to explore themes of ancestry.

At the end of this two part workshop, participants will have engaged in a personal journey of ancestral connection & have collaborated creatively in community. Participants will also have a) become familiar with the foundations of ritual & sacred play b) explored ways to tap into radical, creative intuition c) created original ritual-performance methods to continue to use in their own practice.

NOTE: The two sessions take place March 14th and March 21st, 6:30-9pm


Noelle Ghoussaini is a theatre-maker, ritual artist and cultural organizer. She creates performance, ritual and sacred gathering with and for community. Each embodied experience aims to nurture freedom on a cellular level, in the very fabric of our being; cultivating connection with our natural belonging to the world around and within us. 

She works at sites such as: skateparks, refugee camps, high schools, prisons, community centers, nature & healing spaces, theatres & public parks.  A Lebanese-American who grew up across three continents, Noelle is dedicated to collective liberation & decolonial creative practice; her visions thread together artistic and sacred spaces of homecoming. 

Recent Projects include: shapelight & SacredSpace (founding artistic director). Magic Bullet (co-creator, in development with LubDub Theatre), Yo Te Esperaba: an abolition story (director, in development, Donkeysaddle Projects), A Skate Play (Director / Adaptor, Co-production of The Jenin Freedom Theatre and Skateqilya, also Golconda Park, Brooklyn) Acquittal (Director, Pan Asian Rep), Dreamscapes (Co-creator / Performer, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center). The Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre (board member from 2011-present). M.A. Arts Politics (NYU, Tisch). www.noelleghoussaini.com, www.shapelight.org


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Mercury Store, 131 8th Street, Brooklyn, United States


USD 60.00

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