Waldorf Alumni/ae World Festival [August 7-11, Halifax,Nova Scotia]

Creating space for our humanity through creativity, collaboration, and community - celebrating & exploring diverse experiences from around the world.

Biography Workshop
Parzival's Mission in Our Time

In this workshop, Ineke and Frans Lutters will lead research through drawing and conversation into the actuality of the Character known as Parzival including his many friends. Rudolf Steiner spoke about Parzival as a great individuality who has an important mission in our time and the near future, connected to the impulse of Waldorf Education.

This workshop has an open character focused on sharing and discovery through art and dialog.

Painting Workshop
“The good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly “

In this workshop, we will lead an exploration into The Grimm fairy tale of Snow White and Rose Red, and how it shows a modern path of development for the child of the Present Age. We will explore the meaning of the Bear and Dwarf as important archetypes of growth.

Moving from Grimm to Eschenbach, we will explore Percival in whom innocence and purity form a strong part of his soul. Parzival is a story depicting the struggle between moral actions which lead us to greater freedom, and immoral actions which fetter freedom, and have a tendency to destroy vs create.

“That’s the big story of our time—first to distinguish the difference between good and bad ( not easy in modern art or life)—and then wake up in that Good World.” Donald Hall

Eurythmy
Margret Osmond and Reg Down

Experience the Zodiac and Planets through sound and gesture.

Theatre Experience
Meeting Parzival

Meeting Parzival 

Starting with the story of Parzival, we will explore compelling scenes through movement, gesture, language, imagination, mask work and improvisation. We will play together for three hours on Friday and again Sunday morning to present a short piece on Sunday evening. The workshop will be led by alums Jean-Michel Le Gal and Julie Le Gal Brodeur, a sibling theatre duo.

Technology & Humanity

In this workshop we will examine the nature and meaning of technology in our lives. Through our own experiences, we will explore the challenges and opportunities it offers. Working with group experiments and conversation we will explore how technology specifically affects our social lives, our sensory system, and the different aspects of our soul: thinking, feeling and willing. We will  work to understand how, in light of the intense and potent changes technology has introduced into our lives, we may work to meet these challenges through further developing ourselves and transforming our increasingly submerged consciousness toward freedom and clarity in thought, feeling and deed.

Architecture Workshop

In this workshop, Alumni/ae will get to design and build an outdoor class room together for the South Shore Waldorf School. Alumni/ae are invited to consider extending their vacation time behind the festival dates to help complete the building project. The class room will be designed in the morning work shop space, Building of the design will begin on the field trip day. This workshop is part of the South Shore Adventure Field Trip.

Our School
Celebrating the Three-foldness of Our Schools: teachers, pupils, parents

Who was our school? Who was this place that held us for so long, acting as a second home and a stage for so many of our first experiences to unfold? Who welcomed us, nurtured us and prepared us to become citizens of the world? Often we can think of a place as having a soul of its own, a personality, even a spirit. In this session we will celebrate those who imbued our education with life and made it possible for us to learn in the way we did. We will immerse in activities that will help us remember and rekindle the social interactions that took place at our school, specially between teachers, parents and pupils. By recognising their deeds, we will be able to understand and celebrate the gifts we carry within us thanks to them, so that we can perhaps transform them into seeds for the education of future generations.

Presenters

ANDREA DE LA CRUZ

Alumna, Youth Section Goetheanum
Workshop: Celebrating the Three-foldness of Our Schools: teachers, pupils, parents.

    DONALD HALL

    Painter/Teacher
    Workshop: Painting "The good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly “. A journey into The Grimm fairy tale of Snow White a

      EMMANUEL VUKOVICH

      Alumnus, Musician
      Performance and Workshop: Eschenbach’s Parzival as an expression of the Threefold human being:

        FRANS LUTTERS

        Author and Teacher
        Workshop: Pazival’s Mission in our Time

          INEKE LUTTERS

          Art Therapist and Painter
          In this workshop, Ineke and Frans Lutters will lead research through drawing and conversation into the actuality of the Chara

            JEAN-MICHEL

            Alumnus, Actor/Filmmaker/Educator
            Meeting Parzival Starting with the story of Parzival, we will explore compelling scenes through movement, gesture, langua

              JULIE LE GAL

              Alumna, Parent, Theatre maker
              Meeting Parzival Starting with the story of Parzival, we will explore compelling scenes through movement, gesture, langua

                KATJA RUDOLF

                Alumna, Author
                Workshop: Alumi/ae contributions to furthering Waldorf education.

                  KRISTIN BUCKBEE

                  Alumna, Presenter/Workshop Facilitator
                  Technology and Humanity- Examining the nature, meaning and impact of technology in our lives.