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  2. Excerpts from a research and workshop project with the !Xuu and Khwe Bushmen conducted by Thomas Riccio. The project included eight traditional healers and their assistants. For more info, thomasriccio.com

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  3. a dervish whirl in Istanbul...spinning to be one with the universe

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  4. A ritual preparation created by Metamorphosis Theatre, under the direction of Thomas Riccio. The group applied the performance languages of Slavic, pre-Christian ritual to create a preparation for ritual based performance creation work. St. Petersburg, Russia, 1992. The video was shot in a Soviet chemical factory where the group rehearsed. The stage was formerly used for propaganda meetings and rallies.

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Litooma

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A project established n 1992 with two central objectives, 1) to document indigenous and traditional performance, ritual, and shamanic practice and 2) to create new work applying traditional and indigenous performance expressions in a modern context. This…


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A project established n 1992 with two central objectives, 1) to document indigenous and traditional performance, ritual, and shamanic practice and 2) to create new work applying traditional and indigenous performance expressions in a modern context. This channel examples some of the documentation work.

In southern Zambia the Lozi people believe that their spirits and ancestors live on an island in the sky and when the community gathers to perform, be it a ritual, commemoration or social event, the spirits and ancestors join them. When the performance is over the spirits and ancestors return to their island in the sky to watch over their human community. The name of the island in the sky is Litooma.

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