Many have asked me about working with ‘shadow’ in performances. Although I do not work specifically with shadow it is always there in any great high teaching story, myth, legend where the spectrum of the challenges of being human are represented in magnificent and powerful archetypes. Here is my response to questions about the shadow archetype in a Letter to Parents. At the time we were working with the profound and beautiful story of Gautama Buddha.
During my Waldorf Teacher Training, I came upon a quote by Rudolf Steiner: “Performing (in plays) is the only time all 12 of the senses are engaged.” What an opportunity for powerful high teachings, I thought. And it has proved to be true. Continue reading