Intensified Learning- Oral Memory Traditions:Play
News from the Field
Battered by incessant wars and rapes since Bronze Age, females are in deep shock and have amnesia regarding female culture and female humanity. Imbedded from thousands of years of genocide practices, fear, generations long, has become this amnesia and female silence.
2003 was a crisscrossing of the globe. In […read more]
“Women are the Footnotes’ Footnote”- a must see video for all females – especially daughters.
The influential study conducted through vast materials highlighted the invisible sex and the relationship of a certain empowerment women are naturally endowed with to that of cultural memory.
This video was shared by Max Dashu, founder of Suppressed Histories Archives.
Is there only silence for our daughters?
Republish from 11-18-2007
In excavating motherhood, it is startling to realize how celebratory ancient matrifocal systems were, and that there was no lag time in responding to the needs of the female gender.
In “Old Europe” (7th to 3rd Millennia B.C.E.) Slavic peoples held reverence with Moist […read more]
The dead are powerfully alive in the commemoration rituals and intervene in the world of the living in benevolent forms such as hostessing a kolo.
“Utilizing First Person Story with Trauma Survivors in Bosnia and Sri Lanka: Metaphors create a symbolic congruence that is ‘inclusive’ and universal across cultures
Recognizing their participation in events […read more]
MESOLITHIC KOLO ROUND DANCE AND LABAN SYSTEM
Tracing the Phenomenology of South Slavic Landscape and Body Movements inter- related to Laban Notation System
By Danica Anderson
The origins of the kolo, a South Slavic round dance or to be in a circle (Hubbs, 1993) are Mesolithic intangible heritage. Surviving exploitation as touristic […read more]
Mary Sherhart venerates the ritual practices and social memory oral traditions of the South Slavs that is often coupled with larger festive event and performances. The Kolo, (round dance or to be in the circle) is filled with the love of music and dance. The effect is to heighten festivals as fundamentally acts of commemoration […read more]
Dr. Danica Anderson is attached to the International Criminal Court since 2005 working war crimes assessments with investigative teams in Sub-Sahara Africa. For Bosnia, her nonprofit The Kolo: Women’s Cross Cultural Collaboration, she has done over 17 years of train the trainer in the Kolo informed trauma care practices. This video is of Danica’s first-hand […read more]
Creepy Normalization man”u”factures Amnesia of what sustains us all
What I learned from my travels of 2007 & 2008 into Africa and Bosnia
When I heard the pain in her Congolese narrative, when I felt the sharpness of sight uncensored, absent of amnesia, my inward gasp announced shock at what […read more]
Congolese woman walks in Benin. The mass rapes in Congo DRC continue unimpeded by the International Criminal Court for war crimes.
“YOU WILL BE PUNISHED” – REPORT
Attacks on Civilians in Eastern Congo
This 183-page report documents in detail the deliberate killing of more than 1,400 civilians between January and September 2009 during two successive Congolese army operations […read more]