Ensemble task instructions

Instructions for ensemble task:

  1. Choose one of your goup’s being as your group’s being
  2. Brainstorm your being’s statement to humanity using the provocations
  3. As an ensemble, create a Statement to Humanity from your being
  4. Represent your Statement to Humanity in the google doc here

Brainstorm provocations

  • What is your being’s relationship to the world?
  • What is your being’s relationship to the broader ecosystem
  • Why is your being important?
  • What is happening to your being in the world?
  • If your being could speak, what would it say?
  • What is your being’s statement to humanity?

Statement to Humanity

Draw on dramatic form, such as ritual, sound, music, use of voice, movement, gesture and shape to create a statement to humanity from your being.

Your being’s statement should be in first person. It should include a description of its features, a statement of impact and/or loss, and a statement of what your being offers humans. Aim for about one and half to two minutes long.

Example script – Mountain

As mountain I am ancient, strong, solid, enduring.

(Statement of impact, loss)
But now my forest skin is being torn off me, and my topsoil washes away. Blasts of dynamite shake me.

(Statement of what can be offered to humans)
As mountain I offer you my deep peace. Come to me to rest and dream. Without dreams, you may lose your vision.

We will invite some ensembles to perform their beings’ statement to humanity when the Council reconvenes.

We invite you to share the written components of your beings statements to humanity so that we can read them all. Please put the words into the google doc.