Improv comedy has become a wisdom tradition of its own and its lessons can bring out the best us, allowing us to reach beyond ourselves in conventional life, reality and consciousness, to access deeper ways of knowing and profound spiritual realizations. No performing experience is necessary, just the desire to unleash your self-expression and an interest in enhancing spontaneity in everyday life.
WHAT IS IT? Two very different programs sponsored by Charleston’s Sophia Institute. While improvised comedy (June 6) and the life of Hildegarde von Bingen (May 27) may seem wildly divergent subjects, both foster transcendence and can aid in the living of a more integral life.
WHY SEE IT? Feather on the Breath of God stars Carol Anderson in a theatrical portrayal of the life of the 12th-century musical mystic from Bingen. Her story is one of talent, devotion, intrigue, and power during a time long ago, yet it strangely mirrors our own. Comedy Improv: A Path Towards a Spritually Satisfying Life will show how this performance style has become a wisdom tradition of its own, allowing one to deepen all that makes life so wonderful.
WHO SHOULD GO? Anyone interested in self-development should not miss either program. The improv session is interactive, so come ready not only to laugh, but also ready to unleash your own inner comic! (Robert Bondurant)