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The second Ritual Festival ”Play The Rite”

The second Ritual festival ”Play The Rite” (Riitti soikoon!)  25-28.9.2014 Kemiö Island, South-Finland Riitti soikoon! is the festival and seminariums for scholars and artists, for all interested in Rites. Riitti soikoon! brings anthropology, art, natural philosophy and ecology together with talks, panel discussions, lectures, workshops, shows, performances… PLAY THE RITE! (Riitti soikoon!) “Music” (in Finnish, … Lue loppuun

Anthropologist Inkeri Aula: Rooster, snake and jaguar in Capoeira: animal myths in the Afro-Brazilian dance-fight-game
In English / Kerää

Anthropologist Inkeri Aula: Rooster, snake and jaguar in Capoeira: animal myths in the Afro-Brazilian dance-fight-game

Capoeira is a ritual game that combines elements of fight and dance. As sport and Afro-Brazilian folk art, it is now practiced around the world. Capoeira’s roots are mostly traced to Central Western Africa, but animal symbolism also connects capoeira to native Brazilian faith. To the practitioners of the art, animal myths are commonly present … Lue loppuun

Susanne Ådahl: Magical Consciousness – On transgressing the boundaries between mind, body and nature
In English

Susanne Ådahl: Magical Consciousness – On transgressing the boundaries between mind, body and nature

In my presentation I use the concept of magical consciousness to discuss how we in Western, modern societies are today, in certain circles, searching for a way to reconnect with nature and what this connection tells us about the capacities of the human mind. I use the concept of magical consciousness to help me think … Lue loppuun

Sofia Silfvast: Tarantella – the healing dance? Cultural memory and ritual creativity in the contemporary popular dance movement in Southern Italy
In English

Sofia Silfvast: Tarantella – the healing dance? Cultural memory and ritual creativity in the contemporary popular dance movement in Southern Italy

Music and dance are main elements of ritual and belief across the world. Music and dance speak to our senses, our bodies, our spirits, they transform our emotional and physical states. In Southern Italy, there has in the last 20 years been a boom of the traditional musics and dances. Tarantella refers to a variety … Lue loppuun

Stephanie Bunn: Thinking through deer, sheep and other animals: human and animal relations in Kyrgyzstan and beyond
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Stephanie Bunn: Thinking through deer, sheep and other animals: human and animal relations in Kyrgyzstan and beyond

The lecture in Riitti soikoon!-event asks what we can learn from people’s relationships with animals in Inner Asia. It considers both people’s working relationships with their animals and their understanding of the nature of being of animals. Inner Asian peoples such as Kyrgyz and Mongolians both herd animals and also hunt them. In their working … Lue loppuun

Jan van Boeckl: Painting meditation
In English / Yhdistää

Jan van Boeckl: Painting meditation

All partisipants are welcome to take part to Jan`s wildpainting meditation Saturday and Sunday morning. Visual artist and anthropologist Jan van Boeckel Dr. Jan van Boeckel is a Dutch anthropologist, visual artist, art teacher and filmmaker. Jan’s areas of interest and concern include the worldviews and environmental philosophies of indigenous peoples. Together with filmmaking group ReRun Productions, he … Lue loppuun

In English

The Act of Rite! Ritual Festival 1.-4. 8. 2013, Salo, Finland.

Ritual Festival – The Act of Rite! 1.-4.8.2013 Rikalanmäki, Salo IF SACRED IS THE BORDER, IS A RITUAL THE GATE? – Opening day 18:00 Ritual Festival opening, Professor Veikko Anttonen, ‘What to study from the sacred?’. 18:30 10 minutes preview of the performance Ritual 1.0 work in progress. 18:45 Opening of the exhibitions “Travels to … Lue loppuun