The Rites of Lightning 


MAY 6-8, 2020


In this new evolution of our beloved multi-day immersives, we will gather for a 3-day Ritual Theater intensive May 6-8, 2019 in Nevada City, CA. Eve and Isis will be creating a basic script beforehand, which we will continue to develop and refine in a collaborative way throughout. Our time together will culminate with performance at Lightning in a Bottle Festival, dates TBA. Entry into LIB is included in the cost of the immersive.

Over the course of these three days, we will explore the nuanced craft of Ritual and Performance, an ancient cross-cultural practice that holds the origins of all theater, bridging the performative catharsis and creative expression of the stage with the profound transformation and multi-dimensional healing of ceremonial practice. This work intentionally dissolves the conventional boundaries between audience and performer; between art, activism and prayer.

We engage in this initiatory work on both individual and community levels, learning to be vessels for timeless myth to reveal itself and its medicine for our current stories. We utilize a variety of generative theater games, vocal, movement and dance forms and ritual practices to build tools for navigating the unknown and holding sacred creative space within the context of public performance. We recognize and refine the unique keys that each person holds for breathing life into these stories of power.

The primary purpose of this class is to reawaken our individual and community relationship with the lineage of this sacred art form, creating offerings of great potency, with cultural, spiritual and artistic worth.

We are honored to collaborate this year with some incredibly talented guest teacher/practitioners on this journey:

Creative Directors




Includes LIB ticket.
(Does not include food and lodging during retreat).
No refunds after April 24th.
You are not considered registered until you have completed payment.

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