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rivka rothstein

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"Men do not know themselves, and therefore they do not understand the things of their inner world. Each man has the essence of God and all the wisdom and power of the world (germinally) in himself...and he who does not find that which is in him cannot truly say that he does not possess it, but only that he was not capable of successfully seeking for it."

~ Paracelsus

the greater purpose 

I am here to help heal through art - to connect and awaken us to ourselves. I do this using the Stage, a place where consequences disappear, to create performance and experiential environments where people can connect - both to themselves and others - on true, deep levels. I believe such spaces are able to build bridges across our perceived differences and through them, foster healing, understanding, and growth. In these crafted experiences, my media are what human beings fundamentally and universally understand: the Senses. Using the Senses, I then elevate the exploration to open and connect in the moment, as well as to excavate our universal oneness.

"True art is the intermediary between man's ordinary nature and his higher potentialities."

~ E.F. Schumacher

 

I want to step beyond the superficial boundaries we erect around and between us, and encourage people to truly be -- both with themselves and together. Can we transcend the chasms between our cultures and embrace the universal connection? Can we allow ourselves to be touched by this? If we can, perhaps we can start to overcome our fears, and take the next steps we need - both as individuals, and though that, as a society.

as a human

Colorado native based in Berlin. Artist disguised as a massage therapist and vice versa...but let's be real, it's all the same thing anyway. Can dance in the rain, discuss humanity, sip tea, feel past her fingertips, and do some other artsy stuff along the way, too.