The Drop-in Shamanik Improv Klass is here, aka DITTO, aka Drop In. Tune In. Turn On. Your fortnightly drop-in dose of deep play & konnection. Imagine, konnect, play, dance, kreate. Drop in to your deeper selves. Tune in to the inner and ancient and new stirrings of your spirit. Turn on yourself and others; turn on your light. Share it bright. Get far out to go far in.
Drop-in for any or all of the Sundays. Each klass explores a different theme to be announced at the beginning. No prerequisites. $10-20 sliding. At The Flight Deck, 1540 Broadway, Oakland between 12th and 19th St BART stops.
In our Shamanik Improv Klasses we’ll use games, dance, musik, guided imagery, the inner and outer worlds, poetry, our wits, our wyrd wyld ways (old skool www), individual, paired, and group sharing, masks, props, kostumes, channeling, charakters, and the unknown to help us explore together meaningful life themes. Less like acting, more like playing, we’ll allow our creative impulses to come through and manifest shamelessly. We’ll learn techniques that loosen up kreativity, kollaborate, and help us release inhibitions in a supportive way. In other words, no pressure to “perform”; only pleasure to play, making room for all emotions! And, as an added bonus, as part of DITTO, each participant can have an optional diskounted Raven's Remedy* session with your host, Doktor Robert. Klass size is infinite and also limited to 25 people. Tickets available here online or at the door.
*Raven’s Remedy is for individuals seeking better self-understanding & healing through a Hakomi based body-mindfulness deep self-exploration method. Hakomi is a Hopi word meaning “How do you stand in relation to these many realms?” As a graduate of the Hakomi Institute, Doktor Robert is honored to offer this remedy to those who wish to discover inner resources and heal body-mind hindrances thus broadening creative capacity.
(Please note, just in case someone happens to spell it with a c, this is not Shamanic Improv; it's Shamanik Improv. These are not classes; they're klasses. It's not a cat; it's a kat. And kazoos are still kazoos.)
Doktor Robert, aka Robert Edward Earl Hickling, has coached, directed, and performed in improvisational theater since the turn of the century beginning with BATS Improv, and considers the values and skills of improvisation an amazing foundation for all things creative. Getting a Bachelors in Ecological Design through Stanford University and a Masters of Ecological Design at SFIA provided breakthrough exposure to methods for the imaginative process. He has co-created, produced and acts in his own show called Knights of Revery. As a graduate of the Hakomi Comprehensive Training, he believes that we can explore our unconscious depths in a playful and meaningful way through the tools of improvisation and theater in a context of compassion & mindful somatic awareness. A whole lotta gratitude goes out to his friends, family, teachers, and the grace of good luck. A special thanks to Alex Warnow and Darren Miller for their photographik collaborations that you see here on the site. And a big thanks also to Sam Vittoria, for his unwavering encouragement and guidance. So excited to explore together on our creative journey. He's not sure if talking in the third person is royal, strange, or impersonal, so as a shift... I look forward to meeting you. And don’t forget, this is always going on.
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