PARACOSM

Christopher is with his arms flexed and his hands on his forehead. Several participants surround him making different gestures and movements with their bodies. In the background we see a huge bridge and Manhattan.

In this workshop we explore one of the most remarkable forms of creative play in childhood and the invention of make-believe worlds, often referred to as Paracosm. Paracosm is the persistent evocation of an imagined place inhabited by imagined people. Participants will use the impulse artists feel in world-building play and its relation to preparation for creative work.

Photo courtesy of INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival.

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