Find joy in everyday rituals in this online performance
Stacy Makishi wants to take you back to her place. Hawaii? Well… almost.
Take some communal alone-time with artist/teacher/soul activist Stacy Makishi. Zoom in and slow down to grieve and celebrate what’s been lost, how you’ve lost and what it is to be lost. Find joy in this transformational ritual with mundane household objects. Opening the fridge becomes a rite of passage. Flushing the toilet offers a baptism of healing. Staying close to whatever’s afraid will take us home and set us free. All it takes is a 30-minute Zoom call.
Taking inspiration from Okinawan and Hawaian cultures, The Ritual offers slow-soothing aloha to a pandemic-pounded world.
“Makishi creates an extraordinary sense of intimacy, at once one soothing and alarming… there are times that the performance nudges the profound.”Exeunt
“On the phone and around the house, she guides a contemplation of all that we’ve lost – people, jobs, certainty. It’s a gentle, buoyant little piece”The Guardian
The Ritual is the third live artwork in the series Homeward (House) Bound, all created and performed remotely by Stacy Makishi in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Presented as part of Caravan Assembly, a biennial platform of new performance
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