The Gates of Horn and Ivory
(A Lucid Experience)
Join author and lucid dream expert Robert Waggoner, composer Janika Vandervelde, and Zeitgeist percussionists Heather Barringer and Patti Cudd for a three-day event that explores the world of lucid dreaming.
Janika Vandervelde's new work The Gates of Horn and Ivory uses live percussion and electronic soundscapes to travel through the various stages of sleep and ponder the meaning and origin of dreams, including the mysterious phenomenon known as lucid dreaming, where the dreamer becomes consciously aware in the dream.
"Two gates there are for unsubstantial dreams. One made of horn and one of ivory. The dreams that pass through the carved ivory delude us, bringing tales that turn to naught. Those that come forth through polished horn accomplish real things, whenever seen."
—Homer, Book 19, The Odyssey
Friday, September 27
7:00 p.m. Talk by Robert Waggoner: “The Science of Lucid Dreaming”
8:00 p.m. Performance: The Gates of Horn and Ivory, Part I
Saturday, September 28
7:00 p.m. Talk by Robert Waggoner: “Lucid Dreaming’s Incredible Potential”
8:00 p.m. Performance: The Gates of Horn and Ivory, Part 2
Sunday, September 29
10:30 a.m. “The Gates of Horn and Ivory (A Lucid Experience)” - Yoga Nidra meditation led by Denise Bunch with live music
$50 for both Friday and Saturday
$60 for all three events
Robert Waggoner wrote the acclaimed book Lucid Dreaming – Gateway to the Inner Self (now in its tenth printing), and co-authored Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple with Caroline McCready. His books have been translated into French, German, Chinese, Korean, Czech, Finnish and other languages. A past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD), Waggoner serves as co-editor of the online magazine The Lucid Dreaming Experience, the only ongoing publication devoted specifically to lucid dreaming. A lucid dreamer since 1975, he has logged more than 1,000 lucid dreams. Waggoner frequently speaks on the science and practice of lucid dreaming at international dream conferences, workshops and college classrooms. He has been interviewed or consulted about the practice of lucid dreaming by CNN, CBS News and ABC News (KABC – Los Angeles), along with Iowa Public Radio, WPNR, WBGU, and other radio stations.
Over the past 30 years, composer Janika Vandervelde has written more than 100 works for orchestras, choirs, chamber ensembles, soloists, and the stage. Her scores have been commissioned and performed by groups at all levels, from professionals to children, including Chanticleer, the Dale Warland Singers, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the New Zealand String Quartet, the Melbourne (Australia) Chamber Choir, the Minnesota Orchestra (Music for Young Audiences and KinderKonzerts), the Guthrie Theatre, and numerous church, school, community, and festival choirs. Her music is published by Hothouse Press, earthsongs, Boosey & Hawkes, Augsburg Press, and Miela Harmonija. Vandervelde currently teaches at Hamline University.
Rhonda Lund is an actor/director/theater educator concentrating on new works in Twin Cities theater for the past 40 years. She has worked with Red Eye Collaboration, The Jungle, Theater Zero, and The Palace, as well as being a COMPAS roster artist in mask making and storytelling. Rhonda is a drama teacher in Minneapolis Public Schools, as well as being Artistic Director of Theater Nest, a long running interdisciplinary arts program in South Minneapolis that works with youth from age five to college. She also teaches theater programs for elders and memory unit patients. Rhonda will deliver spoken text during the Friday and Saturday performances of The Gates of Horn and Ivory.
Denise Bunch works at the Sweatshop Health Club in St. Paul where she is a Yoga and Pilates Instructor, and Personal Trainer. She specializes in cancer recovery and has expertise working with special populations. Her ongoing interest in Mind body work has led her to further her studies with yoga nidra (Yogic sleep meditation) and its applications for mental and physical recovery.
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