Earlier today, the Ivy Arts Centre at the University of Surrey was the site of a day-long investigation of “the intersections of performance, philosophy and ‘spirit’ in the lives and works of three key figures: the dance theorist Rudolf Laban, the French philosopher Henri Bergson and his sister, the artist and occultist Mina Bergson. ” The event was co-hosted by the University in conjunction with the Centre for Performance Philosophy and the Labanarium at the Guilford School for Acting.”
The event site states:
“This will include talks and workshops exploring Laban’s involvement in the fringe masonic organization, Ordo Templi Orientis, and the Bergsons’ relationship – both positive and negative – to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Combining talks and performance from international contributors, this event will consider the light and dark sides of these mystical thinking practices.
“With contributions from John Ó Maoilearca, Juliet Chambers-Coe, Ali Curtis-Jones, Henrik Bogdan and Charlotte de Mille.”