“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing, there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.”
“The poetry of Rumi reflects the transcendent longing we all feel,” says poet and translator Coleman Barks. “Rumi speaks to the times. He sees the divine in grace and kindness, and also in the terrible things, revealing to us the ecstasy that resides at the deepest core of experience, and the way out of sorrow.”
In this Rumi celebration, join international performing artist, storydancer, and teacher, Zuleikha; maverick cellist David Darling; and world percussionist Glen Velez, to explore the passionate heart and soul of this 13th-century Sufi mystic and poet.
Through experiential exercises, music, movement, discussion, reading together, and other practices of contemplative creative exploration, we find ways of entering a deeper awareness through music and movement; explore how to use the open book of ourselves to enter into the extraordinary through the ordinary; and discover how to understand what Rumi is teaching and interpret it through creative expression. This Rumi celebration includes a Saturday evening performance inspired by the poetry of Rumi with Coleman Barks, Zuleikha, David Darling, and Glen Velez.
We leave our time together with a greater awareness of ourselves, new ways to explore sound and movement, and an understanding of what Rumi shares with us through the mystical doorway of open-hearted curiosity to life itself.