Spirit in a Materialist World: Bergson, Laban and the immanent spiritual


10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Guildford School of Acting/University of Surrey
Stag Hill Campus, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, South East
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Hosted by the Centre for Performance Philosophy and the Labanarium at GSA and the University of Surrey, this one-day event will explore the intersections of performance, philosophy and ‘spirit’ in the lives and works of three key figures: the dance theorist Rudolf Laban, the French philosopher Henri Bergson and his sister, the artist and occultist Mina Bergson.

This will include talks and workshops exploring Laban’s involvement in the fringe masonic organization, Ordo Templi Orientis, and the Bergsons’ relationship – both positive and negative – to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Combining talks and performance from international contributors, this event will consider the light and dark sides of these mystical thinking practices.

With contributions from Professor John Ó Maoilearca (Kingston), Juliet Chambers-Coe (GSA, Surrey), Alison Curtis-Jones (Trinity Laban/Roehampton), Professor Henrik Bogdan (Gothenburg) and Dr Charlotte de Mille (Courtauld Institute of Art).

£12 Full/£6 concession, with buffet lunch and refreshments included.

The programme for this event  is now available to view here, http://docdro.id/NlaDeV5

Bookings for the event are open https://www.surrey.ac.uk/events/20180119-spirit-materialist-world-bergson-laban-immanent-spiritual

We hope you can join us for this very special event.

Best wishes

Juliet Chambers-Coe and Dr Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca



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