We were able to share the practice and stories about Amerta Movement with a conference of about 150 people gathered from around the US and Europe, in a panel along with the work of the late performance artist Rachel Rosenthal, called Doing by Doing. The Amerta group included Simon Slidders, Sally E Dean, Katya Bloom, Melinda Buckwalter, Marilin Martinez, Julie Nathanielsz, and myself — a rare gathering here in the States, with several Embodied Lives contributors and editors present! Doing by Doing was led by Dan Poirier and Nehara Kelav.
Some highlights of our panel were Katya inviting the room to move as audience, Sally offering practice on clothing and showing her somatic costuming, and Marilin offering stories about the connection between ritual and performance. -- it was an important addition to the festival overall.
We brought a copy of Embodied Lives along, indeed.