Amerta Movement Timeline: 1992 - present
From there To here: Some things we did along the way
"It's time to pull up a stool by the front door and tell the story before the historians arrive."
Gabriel García Márquez
1992 Prapto’s first workshops in the UK. His only request was to be able to work with a group which was already established, or could be established, for this specific purpose. From 15th – 23rd May, the Colleague Group (org: Helen Poynor, Ad Brugman, Sandra Reeve), and from 24th May-3rd June, the Movement and Communication group (org Sandra Reeve) which by the end of the workshop became “The Circle of Fire”- a name given by Prapto - met on the English/Welsh border of the Black Mountains in Herefordshire and worked both there and in Longtown and Lower Maes-coed. 1993 (1st Sharing Time in Cologne, Germany 4th-10th June. Org Healing Theatre – Michael Dick and Gunter Heitzmann - under the title of Kultur Kontact.) Some members of the Colleague group and the Circle of Fire attended the gathering. They took to Cologne a stone from the Mountain, selected by Bill Ball, a member of the Colleague group. Helen Poynor offered a workshop session and Tim Jones a performance. Philip Jones gave a presentation and the Circle of Fire offered a work in progress. 20th-29th July, London, RADA/Hampstead Heath (org Katya Bloom). 25th July, First visit to Stonehenge with Prapto, Colleague group and Circle of Fire supporting London group (org Sandra Reeve). Workshop with Prapto between Honiton and Uplyme, Devon/Dorset (org Helen Poynor). October Sandra Reeve and Bill Ball invited everybody who had worked with Prapto in the UK in the previous two years to meet together to establish a Movement Network to share our practice and our personal experience of it. From then on a Newsletter was set up. Renee Slater produced it until 2003. 1994 (Prapto does not visit the UK, but goes to other countries in Europe.) 7th-17th July, Dartmoor workshop with Ben Suharto, org Pam Moolman. 15th-19th August, Circle of Fire working with Felicitas Reitzug near Llandeilo in Wales (org Sarah Hyde and Philip Jones). 4th September, 2nd Annual Movement Network Meeting, Totterdown, Bristol (org: Bill Ball and Kate Pyper). 1st October, Stonehenge at dusk. Movement gathering, org Kate Pyper and Harriet Proudfoot. 21st-24th October Circle of Fire, Avebury (regular meeting of the closed group, org by Isabel Moros on this occasion). 29th October. Meeting to discuss ideas for the second Sharing Time in Solo, Java (Kate Pyper, Madhu Anhes, Bill Ball and Caroline Hassler), London. Working towards sending a collective contribution to Java. Isabel Moros suggested to the group a celebration of the landscape and Jenna Kumiega talked about a Culture Box. A possibility of linking both ideas together. 1995 11th-12th February, Opening to Sharing Time, Totterdown., Bristol. Org Kate Pyper and Madhu Anhes. Exploration of the theme of Sharing Time “Ritual Arts and Cultural Environment.” 9th-16th June, CAER workshop in Cornwall (org Lothar Hahn and documented by Beate Stühm). 17th–26th June, Dartmoor, “Open Group”, The Shining of Time, org Daniela Coronelli. 28th June, A day for Sharing at Avebury (org Kate Coombs). 29th June–8th July, Circle of Fire, Newport and Nevern, Pembrokeshire. Workshop with Prapto. Sister Rhona was invited as someone to pray. Katya Bloom also joined the Circle of Fire for that workshop. 8th-9th July, Prapto goes to Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in Hemel Hampstead near London. 10th-19th July, Colleague group at Rock Temple, St Davids, Pembrokeshire. 13t August, meeting for the organising of Sharing Time 1997, Totterdown., Bristol. Trying to find location and theme. 27th August Culture Box for Sharing Time Solo. Meeting in Totterdown, Bristol, (org Bill Ball and Kate Pyper). (2nd Sharing Time in Lemah Putih, Mojosongo, Solo, Indonesia 10th-20th of September: “Ritual Arts and Cultural Environment”). 3rd December, Third annual meeting of the Movement Network UK meeting, Totterdown, Bristol. Keeper of the stone: Kate Coombs. Next keepers of the stone: Ren Williams and Isabel Moros. 3rd December, Showing of videos of Sharing Time in Lemah Putih, Mojosongo, Solo, at Renee Slater’s home. Video recordings made by Mala Sikka, Geo Legorreta and Sandra Reeve. “Sharing Movement in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales” map for Sharing Time in Lemah Putih, Mojosongo assembled by Emer Heavey, Bill Ball, Ann Gillespie, Kate Pyper, Kate Coombs and Jan Howarth, and taken to Java by Bill Ball as a collective offering from the U.K circulation. The map was displayed at Prapto’s land for the duration of Sharing Time along with other personal contributions together with 13 stones to represent the different nationalities doing movement work in Britain. 1996 10th February, Bristol, Sharing Movement Performance/Festival of Renewal, org Judy Cole. Performers: Emer Heavey, Sarah Hyde, Nick Sales, Jan Howarth, Tim Jones, Judy Cole, Kate Pyper, Katya Bloom and Isabel Moros. St Mary the Virgin Church, Leigh Woods, Bristol. 18th May, Performance by Ben Suharto, Manaton Church Hall, Dartmoor, Devon (org by Pam Moolman) Amsterdam Blossoming in Europe organisers’ meeting. Participants from UK: Sandra Reeve, Sarah Hyde and Daniela Coronelli. Launching of the Blossoming in Europe programme as a wheel of workshops connected to specific sites and practices in order to allow the circulation to grow, develop, and exchange. The idea of being applicant in the workshops under Prapto’s guidance, or of being documentor of the process of the workshop, is born. 13th-22nd July, Assisi Art and Nature. Individual approach, org by Daniela Coronelli and Franca Fubini. 26th July–4th August, Art and Sound, Messenger Approach, Rock Temple, St David’s, Pembrokeshire, org by Sarah Hyde. 5th-15th August, Art and Sound, Individual Approach, Dartmoor, Devon, org by Anna Murray Preece. 16th–18th August, Dartmoor (Chagford and Scorhill) Mini-Sharing Time organized by Jo Watters. 19th–22nd August, Camping and Moving Together, Dartmoor, Devon, (org Jo Watters and Fenella Browne). September, Paris, Blossoming in Europe, organizers’ meeting. From the UK: Anna Murray Preece, Sandra Reeve and Kate Pyper were present. Digesting of the first round of the Blossoming in Europe programme. The decision is to continue the following year with the programme. 6th October, Fourth Annual Meeting of the Sharing Movement Network, UK, Totterdown, Bristol,. Keepers of the stone: Ren Williams and Isabel Moros. Next keeper of the stone: Bill Guilding. 1997 19th January “Blossoming in Europe” Apprentice’s Meeting”, Bristol, Totterdown (org by Daniela Coronelli and Clare Ballard). Blossoming in Europe: 25th July–3rd August. Art and Sound, Movement in Poetry, Movement in the Ocean of Nectar, Messenger Approach, Rock Temple, St David’s, Pembrokeshire, org Sarah Hyde. 30th July ‘Topeng & Kosong’. ‘Five Men Moving’. The Point, Cardiff (organized by Mala Sikka and Stephen Hopkins). Indonesian artists performing. 3rd/4th August, ‘Topeng & Kosong’, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 5th-14th August, Third Sharing Time, “Nature, Movement, Art”, Buckfast Abbey and Dartmoor, Devon (org collectively by members of the Sharing Movement Network UK, group facilitator: Annie Pfingst). 15th-24th August, Art and Sound., Movement in Temple, Movement in the Flower Time Temple., Individual Approach, Dartmoor (org Anna Murray Preece). Cultural Twinning between Solo and Aberystwyth (org Mala Sikka). 17th-26th September, Art and Nature. Movement in Religiosity. Movement in the Jewel of Cosmos, Assisi, Italy, Individual Approach (org Franca Fubini). 21st–23rd Nov, Amsterdam, Organisers meeting for Blossoming in Europe. 23rd November, Re-vision for the future. An invitation to digest and share the past and the future, post Sharing Time, Totterdown, Bristol. Meeting facilitated by Sandra Reeve. Keeper of the stone: Bill Guilding. 1998 21st, 22nd, 23rd May. ‘Water Crossing’, a ritual meeting between two islands. A collaboration between the Brighton based British arts group Red Earth, Suprapto Suryodarmo and Ibu Rushini. Queen’s Park Lake, Brighton. Blossoming in Europe Programme: 25th Aug–3rd Sept, Rock Temple, St Davids, Pembrokeshire. Art and Sound, Messenger approach (org Sarah Hyde). 5th-14th September, Dartmoor, Devon, Art and Sound, Individual approach (org Jo Watters). 29th September - 8th October, Assisi, Art and Nature, Movement in Religiosity (org Franca Fubini). 9 Oct A day of Movement in Carsulae, Terni, Italy, org Daniela Coronelli. 1999 Web Art Garden and ACE (Art, Culture, Environment) celebration of World Environment Day 5th June across the world, co-ordinated by Sandra Reeve. Gatherings and offerings that took place on the day in the U.K: *“Tree Blessing” (small wood in Kent) Jeff Higley, David Goodhart, Kate Pyper. * “South African threads and New Zealand longings” (Manaton/Haytor in Dartmoor, Devon) Pam Moolman, Jan Howarth and Gerard Couper. * “Sacred Earth Dramas”, (The Bishop’s Palace Garden, Exeter, Devon) Cygnet Theatre and friends. *Sitting in the garden/sitting by the Ocean” (Rock Temple, St David’s Pembrokeshire) Sarah Hyde *“Bitter Blossoms” Movement Ritual for Purification (Dorset) Sandra Reeve. Workshop with Prapto in Lincolnshire (org Keith Miller and Kristina Bourdillon). 18th -22nd June, Movement in Temple., Movement in the Flower Time Temple, “The soul of the sound” workshop with Prapto organized by Philip Jones near Frome. 27th–29th July, 1st International MAM (Movement, Arts, Meeting) in Cologne org Michael Dick. 4th September Manaton Village Hall, 2nd Applicant meeting (org Daniela Coronelli and Isabel Moros). 23 Oct 3rd Applicant Meeting, Manaton Village Hall, Devon (org Daniela Coronelli & Isabel Moros). (5th–16th October, 4th Sharing Time in Bali, “Art-Temple-Art”, Tejakula, North Bali). 2000 8th April, 4th Applicant Meeting, Staverton (org Kate Coombs). 20th May, 5th Applicant Meeting Highweek Village Hall, Devon (org Kate Coombs). 25th June Last meeting of the Circle of Fire (planting of a tree at “The Bowing Mountain”) Gerard Couper, Sarah Hyde, Pam Moolman, Emer Heavey, Kate Coombs, Isabel Moros. 9th–13th July, Art and Sound, Movement in Temple., Movement in the Flower Time Temple, Bowing Mountain Men’s workshop org Stephen Hopkins in Longtown, Herefordshire, on the border with Wales. 11th–20th July, Art and Devotion - Movement in the Sacred Heart. Movement in the Sacred Garden, Alpujarras, Spain, org Isabel Moros with Kate Coombs, Siggi Street and Daniela Coronelli as applicants. Prapto joined us on July 16th. 14th-18th July, Blossoming in Europe. A space for movement, Frome, Somerset (org Philip Jones). 19th Aug, 6th Applicant Meeting Bridgetown, Totnes (org Daniela Coronelli). (30th July–3rd August, 2nd MAM in Amsterdam – org Monika Foster).
2001 18th-26th August, Men&Women Workshop, Herefordshire/Michaelchurch Court/St Margarets/Longtown/the borders (org Stephen Hopkins and Isabel Moros). (5th Sharing Time meeting, Camp Reinsehlen and Hamburg, Germany, July 26th-August 4th, org Peter and Coco Orth, Anne Engel and Susanah Tümpel). 26th August, Sharing Art Village in Frome (org Philip Jones). 29th August-7th September, Art and Movement in Paradiso Art Centre, Assisi, Italy (org Franca Fubini). 5th-7th September, Sharing Art and Religiosity in Paradiso Art Centre, Assisi, (org Franca Fubini). 10th-12th September Sharing Art and Religiosity in Hot Spring in Amphitheatre nr Orvieto, org Franca Fubini. 17th November, 7th Applicant meeting, St Michael’s Church Hall, Bristol (org Judy Cole and Sarah Guifford). 21st December Sculpting Peace, La Passeggiata Terni (org by Daniela Coronelli in co-operation with Infinite Humanity and Diane Butler after 9/11). 2002 (Prapto does not visit the UK, but goes to other countries in Europe.) 2nd February Men/Women moving together, Harberton Village Hall nr Totnes, Devon. 2nd-3rd March, St Michael’s Church Hall, St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, 8th Applicant’s meeting (org Judy Cole and Sarah Gifford). 18th-19th May, Harberton Village Hall, Devon, “Men and Women moving together”, invitation to digestion of the Men/Women workshop in the previous year (org Paul Wolf-Light, Kate Coombs, Gerard Couper, Stephen Hopkins and Isabel Moros). 5th-13th July, Mini Sharing Time in Umbria, La Romita, org Iris Uderstadt and Susana Tümpel. 12th July-21st July, Bolsena, Art and Religiosity workshop with Prapto. 21st-25th July, Bolsena, Sharing Art and Religiosity, International Sharing Movement Gathering org Franca Fubini. (3rd MAM in Amsterdam organized by Monika Forster, 4th - 8th August). 14th-15th September Men/Women workshop meeting for digestion in Harberton Village Hall near Totnes, Devon. 2003 (Prapto did not come to Europe). 2003 22nd-23rd March Men and women movement weekend in Harberton Village Hall near Totnes, Devon (org Stephen Hopkins, Gerard Couper, Paul Wolf-Light, Kate Coombs and Isabel Moros). 28th-29th June Men and Women movement weekend in Harberton Village near Totnes, Devon (organised by Stephen Hopkins, Gerard Couper, Paul Wolf-Light, Kate Coombs and Isabel Moros). 9th-13th July Art and Religiosity- Bolsena, Italy org Franca Fubini, 2004 (Prapto did not come to Europe.) World Environment Day, 5th June, Kate Pyper and David Goodhart at The Defra Biodiversity Garden, Kew Gardens, UK. 4th MAM in Amsterdam org Monika Forster, Kathinka Maes and Karin Van Rooij, 19th–22nd August. 2005 17th–23rd July, Bowing Mountain, Herefordshire (org Stephen Hopkins and Isabel Moros). (5th MAM organized by Monika Forster and Karin Van Rooij, 4th-7th August, Amsterdam). 2006 4th February, Open Movement Space, Bishops Caundle, Dorset (org Tim Jones and Jan Howarth). A space for all those who had been involved in movement work over the years to move and practice together. 19th March, Open Movement Space, Bishops Caundle, Dorset (org Tim Jones and Jan Howarth). 24th June–3rd July, ‘Contextual Improvisation – Amerta Movement’, Moving Arts Base, London, org John Karanjitis. 15th -24th July, Bowing Mountain Workshop, Art and Sound. 24th-26th July Nature Retreat Art Bowing Mountain (org Stephen Hopkins and Isabel Moros). 30th August–September 3rd Toynbee Studios and Chisenhale Dance Space, London, org Sean Williams and Katya Bloom. 17th Sept, Open Movement Space, Bishops Caundle, Dorset (org Tim Jones and Jan Howarth). 13th & 14th Nov, London, Autism, org Sean Williams. 15th–19th Nov, St Hugh’s, Mendips, nr Bristol, org Judy Cole. Art and Sound. 2007 25th Feb, Open Movement Space, Bishops Caundle, Dorset (org Tim Jones and Jan Howarth). 16th - 22nd May, London, Art and Sound, “Human Nature Ritual Art in Living Home”, Arts Admin, Toynbee Studios (org Una Nicholson and Sean Williams), 23rd -25th May Art and Sound, “Working with people from the Autistic spectrum”, org Sean Williams. 28th-30th May, Art and Sound, “Being in Creation”, Cardiff workshop org Lynda Bransbury. 1st-4th June, Avebury, Art and Sound, “The Liberation of the Circle Pyramid” org Lynda Bransbury. 8th-10th June, Lewes workshop “The Silent of Waving” (org Caroline Hassler). 21st–29th July Michaelchurch “Human Nature Ritual Art in Living Home” (org Stephen Hopkins and Isabel Moros). 30th- 31st July Michaelchurch “Retreat Nature Ritual Art” (org Stephen Hopkins and Isabel Moros). 7th Oct, Art & Ritual ‘In Out In’, Royal Holloway University, Matthew Cohen. 27th Oct – 2nd Nov, Art and Sound, St Hugh’s ‘7 Stages of the Mass’, org Judy Cole with Jörg Brauker. 4th–10th November, Art and Sound, “Performing Ritual Art in Living Home” London, Sally Dean. 12th- 16th November, Art and Sound, “Autistic in Gardening”, org Sean Williams. 2008 27th May–4th June, Art and Sound, The Liberation of the Circle Pyramid, Avebury, org Lynda Bransbury. An Sanctoir, West Cork, and Bessboro, Cork City, Ireland workshops (org Claire Osborne and Charlie Stevens). (6th MAM 12th-15th June, Amsterdam org Monika Forster and Karin Van Rooij). 8th–17th August, Bowing Mountain Workshop, Herefordshire (org Stephen Hopkins and Isabel Moros). Art and Sound. 18th–24th Aug, St Hugh’s, Women’s Workshop, org Judy Cole. Art and Sound. 20th-27th August, East Sussex, Collaboration in Family Sense, Art and Sound (org Sean Williams and Una Nicholson). 15th/16th November Avebury gathering, org Kristina Bourdillon. 6th December (Round/Oval table meeting) org Judy Cole and Isabel Moros. South Bristol. The idea of the map is born. 2009 (First Map) 14th/15th February Avebury org Kristina Bourdillon. 27th May–4th June, Avebury Nature and Human (org Kristina Bourdillon and Keith Miller). 5t June Stonehenge, World Environment Day (org Sandra Reeve and Keith Miller). 7th-13th June, The Ecological Body, Stonebarrow, Charmouth, Dorset, a co-teaching collaboration with Sandra Reeve and Suprapto Suryodarmo. 15th -21st June, Female Space, St Hugh’s, Charterhouse-on-Mendip, org Judy Cole. 19th June Stanton Drew - a visit to the stone circle, org Judy Cole. 22nd-23rd June, Create Music Garden Chatting, a dialogue between Prapto and Tim Jones on/in sound and music for human tuning in square, circle and oval, org Tim Jones and Jan Howarth. 25th June-2nd July, West Cork, Ireland, An Sanctoir, and Bessboro, Cork City workshop org Claire Osborne and Charlie Stevens. 8th-16th August, Bowing Mountain, Herefordshire (org Stephen Hopkins and Isabel Moros). 17th-19th August, Create Music Garden Chatting, a dialogue between Prapto and Tim Jones on/in sound and music for human tuning in square, circle and oval org Tim Jones and Jan Howarth. 20th-27th August, East Sussex, Collaboration in Family Sense (org Sean Williams and Una Nicholson). 6th September, Stanton Drew, Round/Oval Table gathering, org Isabel Moros and Judy Cole. 7th October Avebury, org Kristina Bourdillon, Keith Miller and Simon Slidders). 7th/8th November, Avebury, org kristina Bourdillon. 2010 (Prapto did not visit the UK.) (Second Map) 6th/7th March, Avebury, org Kristina Bourdillon. 26th May-5th June, Avebury, (org Kristina Bourdillon and Keith Miller). 5th June World Environment Day, Avebury (org Sandra Reeve and Keith Miller). 7th-13th June, Charmouth, Dorset, The Ecological Body (org Sandra Reeve). 15th-22nd June, East Sussex, Collaboration in Family Sense, org Sean Williams and Una Nicholson. 23rd-27th June, Dorset, Music Garden Chatting (org Tim Jones and Jan Howarth). 29th June-5th July, Cork City and West Cork, Ireland, An Sanctoir (org Claire Osborne). 7th-13th July, Dublin Dance House, Limerick University, and Cobh, Ireland (org Claire Osborne and Laura O’Brien). 22nd-30th August, Mas Can Salavia, La Garrotxa, Cataluña, Spain, “Bowing Mountain” (org Stephen Hopkins and Isabel Moros). The Embracing Mountain is born. 1st–7th Sept, Mandala for Digestion, Fontpeyre, France, (org by Judy Cole). 2011 25th/26th February, Avebury, org Kristina Bourdillon. 12th-16th May, State Theta Galleries, East Lothian, Scotland, org Audicia Morley. 18th-23rd May, East Sussex, ‘The Field of Blossoming’ (org Sean Williams and Una Nicholson). 28th May–4th June Avebury, org Kristina Bourdillon. 6th-11thJune, The Ecological Body, Stonebarrow, Charmouth, Dorset, a co-teaching collaboration with Sandra Reeve and Suprapto Suryodarmo. 11th-19th June, ‘Dew of the Light’ Workshop at Dolwilym and St David’s, org Lynda Bransbury. Workshops in Cobh, Limerick, Sligo, Dublin, Cork and West Cork, Ireland (org Claire Osborne and Laura O’Brien). 25th-27th July, Dartmoor, ‘Re-membering and Re-storying’ (org Daniela Coronelli and Roy Whenary). 3rd – 10th September, Embracing Mountain, Mas can Salavia, La Garrotxa, Cataluña, Spain (org Stephen Hopkins and Isabel Moros). 11th-18th September, La Bartra, Tarragona, Catalunya, Spain. A reunion organized by Sandra Reeve and with the collaboration of Isabel Moros. 12th/13th November, Avebury, org Kristina Bourdillon. 2012 (Third Map) MAM Michaelchurch Court (30th August–2nd September). 2013 & 2104 Prapto did not visit Europe. 2015 13th-19th June, Celebration Avebury, Wiltshire, org Kristina Bourdilllon and Keith Miller. 21st-27th June, Dream World and Reality World, Westhay, Dorset, org Sandra Reeve with Prapto. 29th June-5th July, Being Saying, Being Speaking Bowing Mountain Workshop, Michaelchurch Court Herefordshire, org Steve Hopkins and Isabel Moros.
This timeline was compiled by Stephen Hopkins and Isabel Moros