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State Theta Galleries

February 2010

Dear [fname],

This Spring, State Theta Galleries is hosting an exhibition and workshops in conjunction with the Festival of Middle Eastern Peace and Spirituality.

The exhibition features photography, paintings (oil and chalk pastels) and poetry by Audicia Lynne Morley based on the 3 year renovation of the Old Church Hall in Ormiston.

The work is influenced by the Halprin Life Art Process as researched and developed by the Tamalpa Institute CA, founded by America’s leading dance elder and pioneer of dance as a healing art, Anna Halprin and her daughter Daria Halprin, expressive arts educator.

Seek the Light

The galleries will be open at weekends on the following dates:

February: 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th.

March: 6th, 7th, 14th, 20th, 21st.

11am - 5pm. Entry is FREE.

Note: Viewing is also available during the week but by appointment due to class and clinic activities.

Afternoon Workshop: Moving Towards Health.

Thursday 4th March. 1.30 - 4.30pm. Cost: £40

Through movement, drawing, writing and aesthetic dialogue we will deepen our relationship to our perception of health by journeying into the rich tapestry of our lives within the metaphor of movement and the body. No experience necessary, just a willingness to explore the creative process.



Day Workshop: Health, Well-being and Healing Through Spiritual Dance and Movement.

Saturday 13th March

Venue: Meeting Room, Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL.
Time: Registration: 9.30am-10am. Workshop: 10am-4.30pm.

Event Description: Join us for a joyful day of sharing spiritual dance and movement for health, well-being, healing and peace. We will all be together throughout the day, building community and celebrating diversity through spiritual dance and movement.

11.40am-1pm: The Planetary Dance, Earth Run. A community dance of planetary healing. Facilitator: Audicia Lynne Morley.

The planetary dance is an annual all-day ritual of healing and community renewal which has now been celebrated/performed for over 30 years around the world. Originally this dance was conceived by Anna Halprin and community as a call to enact a ‘positive myth in dance’ in order to reclaim the safety of the mountain on which they lived. At the heart of this dance is the ‘Earth Run’ - a simple dance that everyone can participate in through running, walking or standing and creating a moving mandala to the steady heartbeat of drums. Each step upon the ground/earth becomes a prayer for healing. 2010 marks Anna’s 90th birthday and the 30th anniversary of this powerful dance ritual. All are welcome. No experience necessary, just a willingness to participate with intention for the benefit of our planet.

Full details of the workshop day.

Cost: £20/£15 (Concessions).

For a Registration Form contact Neill Walker, mesp2010@hotmail.co.uk 0131 331 4469.

Current events

Weekly movement classes and the complementary health clinic 'Delicate Zen' will run concurrent with the new exhibition.

A calendar of all the current and forthcoming events at State Theta Galleries in now available on our website. You can view it here.

Cat News

All the cats are well. Aria's kittens, both girls (Apache and Mimosa) are growing beautifully and will be looking for homes around the beginning of March.

Regards from all of us at State Theta Galleries