& the theater of precarity
Come play in the weird world of deathClown - is it "healing"? is it theater? is it ritual? is it meaningless? is it? Maybe. Beyond harm and healing there is a third door called PLAY, but to really play with all the things that hurt, frighten or attract us, we must train in quite specific ways and have a bag of tricks that we can rely on consistently.
deathClown / Theater of Precarity is our name for that bag of tricks.
Sourced from many methods of spiritual, somatic, dance, theater and artistic practices; deathClown methods helps us to have immediate access to creative exploration with seen & unseen phenomena using ONLY the body and environment we have right fucking now....and we all know how BAD we want to have it NOW.
Deathclown is a nondual artistic practice/somatic performance methodology where we learn to PLAY deliberately and directly with all phenomena, for the purposes of togetherness, collective power and collaboration, and to stay rooted amidst the precarity of our existence on this planet at this time.
Deathclown is a theatrical, artistic application of
Deathpractice means many things to many people and cultures; for us, deathpractice is an integration of nondual animistic practices including various kinds of meditation, dream practice, somatics, biomechanics, hygiene and ritual - aimed at relating with reality in better ways so that as things die and when you die you can go in a good way, without resentment and aversions to pain, fear and hunger.
Deathpractice and deathclown are inherently vitalizing practices.
Contrary to popular belief, death is actually a kind of birth, and birth contains all sorts of energies -- pain, fear, desire, rage, love, humility, etc, all existing simultaneously within a whole system that is not in competition for space and time. It is our willingness to engage with these intense forces and our determination to gain the skill to do so in more creative ways that opens us up to more vitality and more sobriety, more maturity, and more playfulness.
Moving from colonial, fictional ideas of selfhood and individuality, into a much more expansive, collectivist truth about spirits and bodies and worlds within worlds. Animism as applied to not just material reality, but the place material reality comes from and returns to.
For the brave/curious, you can dive deeper into Dare's body of Deathpractice media here.
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