The wood/vegetal module includes several workshops, including those mentioned below. We try to balance the program as much as possible by combining workshops with distinct but complementary approaches: technical, sensory, physical and artistic.
– Ethnobotany with Nadège Plazza
– Medicinal plants with Amandine Santos
– Wooden tool making with Rémy Chazeau
– Landscape Dance with Lucile Belliveau
– Dreams of stars with Maroussia Berenguer
Reliance on the plant world
It is through a sensory, sensitive, playful and creative approach that I propose to meet the plant world.
Young and old, we will go together on the path of connecting to our senses and our intuition, to be ready: ready to be called by a young shoot or an old tree, ready to listen, to feel, to create…
Moments alone to connect with oneself and the plant world, other moments in a group to nourish the joy of play and movement…
If the edibles are there, we will take pleasure in satisfying curiosity and taste buds!
This workshop aims to approach some phytotherapeutic principles. Through the recognition of some medicinal plants present in our environment, we can alleviate some of our daily ills by renewing a broader understanding of our biological balance. The plant totum echoes the infinitely subtle rhythms of our body. In this workshop we will discuss some ways to identify and understand them in order to open the healing process.
Fetch the spoon hidden in the branch
Thanks to your hands and some tools I will accompany you to make emerge from a “piece of wood” an ancestral object which is the wooden spoon.
We will start by going to meet the raw material, then a few thousand shavings and perhaps a few small cuts later, with the help of a hatchet, a knife and a tool for digging, you will go to seek, in patience, endurance and presence, this volume hidden in the branch which will become a daily utensil.
The “dance landscape” workshop is an invitation to use the exterior and interior landscapes to move. We will open our senses and our eyes through our bodies. Lucile will introduce tools from contact dance to feel our weight, share it with trees, the ground, rocks, others, and develop different touches. We will experience a first time guided by Lucile to connect and initiate our creativities. We will then dive with the group into a collective improvisation, with humans and the living.
Everyone will be able to live this journey by transforming themselves into an overexcited acrobatic animal, a calm and inflexible mineral or any other state that your madness can bring out.
Dreams of stars
Silence… The Sun sets, the belt of Venus seems to embrace the Earth with its pinkish color. When the darkness sets in, the sky sparkles. Let us turn our gaze towards space, the stars and the stars speak to us in light of our Origins. We are stardust.
Let’s learn to recognize them, to name them, to know them… Let’s co~nite together through the beauty of the starry sky. In the evening, after a meal with the colors of the world, plants and wild flowers, let’s turn our gaze towards the origin of Life.
Writing in poetry. Come, come with me. Together, let us co~nite with the stars. Because we are stardust.