Transforming Broken Wings (TBW) is being proposed and developed as an art network, where artists and practitioners with disabilities, chronic illnesses or injuries can give and receive transformative help and support.
Intercultural Roots is curating partnerships with somatic and artistic practitioners and groups based on principles of integrity, equality and respect for mutual benefit. By opening our horizontal infrastructure, class / course, performance and video production is more cost-effectively delivered, allowing practitioners to focus on what they do best and co-creating opportunities for income.
'Arts and Health in Nature' will be the focus of this Human Nature Connect residency. Participants will be offered a variety of‘ portal opening’ experiences on therapeutic body work approaches allowing deep connection with nature, healing and wellbeing.
Can you imagine yourself being part-funded or receiving a Bursary to spend five days on a remote, uninhabited Scottish island doing guided environmental arts and eco-somatic practices and practical environmental work?
Join us this July for a 3-night, 2 full-day, Butoh residency with special guest Vangeline in Reeth, Swaledale (UK). Open your senses and enjoy the profound experience of dancing Butoh in Nature in an idyllic outdoors setting. This residency is open level and beginners are welcome. The residency will include practical environment-friendly climate action.
"In Hawai'ian culture, PIKO is our belly button where we were connected to our Mothers. We acknowledge our land mass, the mountains as the PIKO of our Earth." Tau. Join us at this special Human-Nature Connect residency in Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales National Park 12-15 October 2023.
This Human-Nature Connect residency interweaves the beauty and mysteries of Ambleside and The Lake District with special artistic and eco-somatic gifts including a ritualistic fire ceremony, dream walking and Balinese Kecak (Kechak) chanting and music making. The intention is to release trauma, foster subconscious creative openings and nurture nature's healing in our collective being with and within the hills, forests, lakes, caves and their hidden mysteries.
MHFA is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. We deliver this and our online Virtual Lifebelts resources in partnership with the Evexia Foundation.
Practitioners have described Intercultural Roots as a “a home”, “a performative healing space” and “a non-judgemental place to cultivate our inner voice and be in tune with inner values”. ENABLE-THE-ENABLER is our community hub for practitioners offering mutual care, support and sharing from Passion to Profession - with opportunities for artistic, somatic and facilitator co-learning that is all a part of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Intercultural Roots' Creative Labs provide a platform for sharing choreographic and performance making practices, critical inquiry and promoting debates. They invite artists to investigate their own practices looking at fundamental 'arts for health & social change' issues in creative ways.
Our annual Health & WELLth Festival programme integrates health and social wellbeing through a plethora of initiatives that includes artistic, creative, cultural, somatic and critical care programs. The principles of interconnectivity, sustainability and collaboration create the framework behind all the initiatives of this project. Health & WELLth expands the concept of health across transdisciplinary practices while promoting dialogue between the many layers of social life through educational and artistic events.