A three-day workshop with Philip Beaven.
Rudolf Steiner wrote his Mystery Plays as a first attempt to bring the insights of spiritual science into the theatre. The play revolves around a group of individuals and their karmic interactions as their personal development draws them into experiences at the threshold of the spiritual world.
The aim of this workshop is to explore Rudolf Steiner’s first Mystery Drama, The Portal of Initiation. Each participant can choose, or will be assigned a role to develop. We will act out scenes from the play, explore the background and look at the relevance of the play in the 21st century.
No previous experience is required, just an open mind to explore, all are welcome!
Philip Beaven is a Class Teacher at Island Waldorf School.
Philip completed a 4-year Eurythmy Diploma in London in 1979. After a short spell teaching children, his interests in the performing arts took over. For 26 years he worked at various times as eurythmist, actor, storyteller, dancer, puppeteer and director touring all over Europe and the US. After co-founding and teaching at the Academy of Living Movement in Vienna in 2003, he rediscovered his love of teaching children and took a class of children from grade 1 through 8 at the oldest Steiner school in the UK. He moved to Hong Kong and joined our school in September 2017.