Put down your rucksack, and seat yourself on that log there. Take off those dusty boots. How many miles have they seen? Our campfire is burning and has been waiting for you. Let out a deep breath and tilt your head back. Take in the billions of stars. Can you see the edge of our galaxy?
Welcome to base camp. We're so glad you've arrived– you trailblazer, you wanderer, you. Where did you come from? What did you see on your journey? We hope you pitch your tent and stay a few days, there are other travelers here as well. Grab a warm cup of cocoa and settle in. We've been preparing this play for you, and we're almost ready to begin.
Happy New Year Explorers!
We give to you this offering for a moment of reflection. Grab a quiet and comfortable place to watch, listen, and follow along.
Let this guided moment fuel you into your work, a creative process, or writing session. A Place of Significance can be a starting-off place for a story or movement piece, a song or a tune. If you feel inspired to create after this experience, please share with us what you've made.
Shot at 16°F in Elburn, Illinois with COVID guidelines in place. Content from Emilie Winter and video from Claire Allegra Taylor. Open Captions available.
[Video Description: Emilie Winter, dressed in a purple beanie and brightly colored jacket and scarf, sits on a pile of old logs, lightly covered with mushrooms, in a field with a few bare trees nearby. It is snowing lightly and you can see her breath. Emilie talks directly to the camera for the majority of the video, and there are a few cut aways to close up shots of the mushrooms, trees, and Emilie in meditation. The title slide reads "A Place of Significance: a guided creative meditation with Emilie Winter" and the credits slide reads "For more information visit www.thekaleidoscapes.org"]
Bring your favorite warm beverage to an online social space with other theatre artists--we’re looking to deepen our network of collaborators, and we want to meet you!
We’ll kick off the conversation with the question “What’s our daily practice?” to share how our community will keep a creative spark burning in 2021.
This is a new space, open to all, and we invite you to imagine with us how future meetings might look.
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