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Biography Workshop

Parzival's Mission in Our Time

In this workshop, Ineke and Frans Lutters will lead research through drawing and conversation into the actuality of the Character known as Parzival including his many friends. Rudolf Steiner spoke about Parzival as a great individuality who has an important mission in our time and the near future, connected to the impulse of Waldorf Education.

This workshop has an open character focused on sharing and discovery through art and dialog.

Painting Workshop

“The good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly “

In this workshop, we will lead an exploration into The Grimm fairy tale of Snow White and Rose Red, and how it shows a modern path of development for the child of the Present Age. We will explore the meaning of the Bear and Dwarf as important archetypes of growth.

Moving from Grimm to Eschenbach, we will explore Percival in whom innocence and purity form a strong part of his soul. Parzival is a story depicting the struggle between moral actions which lead us to greater freedom, and immoral actions which fetter freedom, and have a tendency to destroy vs create.

“That’s the big story of our time—first to distinguish the difference between good and bad ( not easy in modern art or life)—and then wake up in that Good World.” Donald Hall

Eurythmy

Margret Osmond and Reg Down

Experience the Zodiac and Planets through sound and gesture.

Theatre Experience

Meeting Parzival

Meeting Parzival 

Starting with the story of Parzival, we will explore compelling scenes through movement, gesture, language, imagination, mask work and improvisation.

We will play together for three hours on Friday and again Sunday morning to present a short piece on Sunday evening. 

The workshop will be led by alums Jean-Michel Le Gal and Julie Le Gal Brodeur, a sibling theatre duo.

Celebrate, explore and be inspired by Alumni/ae experiences.

Share Alumni/ae perspectives on the impact of Waldorf Education.

Learn how Alumni/ae are helping overcome the worlds challenges.

Explore the destiny of Waldorf Education.

Discover the beauty and charm of Nova Scotia's Land, ocean and people.

August 7th-12th, 2019
We look forward to welcoming Alumni/ae, and Waldorf enthusiasts.

SPEAKERS

DAYS

WORKSHOPS

DESTINATION FIELD TRIPS

Festival Presenters

Meet our Presenters and Workshop Leaders

Frans Lutters

Author and Teacher

Workshop: Pazival’s Mission in in our Time

Author of “An Exploration into the Destiny of the Waldorf School Movement” and “Who is Harry Potter?”
Frans Lutters Is a Waldorf School teacher in the Netherlands and is member of the international Conference of the Pedagogical Section of the School of Spiritual Science of the Anthroposophical Society. He is co-responsible for the Pedagogical Section in Holland. For Seven years he was editor in chief of the seventy year old publication “the art of Waldorf Education”.

Andrea De La Cruze

Alumna, Youth Section Goetheanum

Andrea was born in Spain in 1989. She attended Waldorf School in Madrid from Kindergarten until Class 10 and then continued her education at the Rudolf Steiner School in Edinburgh. Her fascination for theatre and storytelling led her to study drama and performing arts at university. She specialised in creative production and community theatre so that she could apply artistic practice and creative entrepreneurship to social and educational settings. In London she worked as an events producer and coordinated networking programmes for young people and grassroots initiatives. Her passion for human relationships combined with a deep interest in education and youth, led her to study Waldorf Pedagogy and Anthroposophy at the Goetheanum. She has been a member of the Youth Section’s team in Dornach since 2017, focusing on the project (Re)Search: The Spiritual Striving of Youth: Shaping Our Reality

Julie Le Gal

Alumna, Parent, Theatre maker

Biography
Julie Le Gal
Writer / director
Julie Le Gal is a trilingual performer, creator and director, budding filmmaker. She was a child actor in Toronto, studied theatre at l’Université d’Ottawa, and, in New York, learned the Michael Chekhov technique and Rudolf Steiner’s speech formation in a first time combination.
She spent many years creating pieces and performing and creating with the Actors’ Ensemble NY in many unsual places. In Germany, Berlin, she participated in more creations that toured in Germany, even to Hungary. In Australia, she worked with Dawn Langman, teaching and deepening speech formation work. In Canada, she has performed in theatres in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and Ottawa in French and English. She has also been seen on screen in feature films, shorts, and various television appearances.
She co-adapted Tolstoy’s Confession, for the stage and directed the piece which has been touring to various locations around Ottawa and Hudson, NY.
She will soon be releasing her first documentary film, Die Faehre, shot in Berlin, in German, about a young woman dying of cancer, wishing to go on a last journey.
Her plunge in to parenthood has also sprung open a new passion of advocating for supporting and protecting childhood, which gave rise to the online Conscious Parenting Guide. She currently lives in Wakefield, Québec with her family.

    Jean-Michel

    Alumnus, Actor/Filmmaker/Educator

    Jean-Michel is a bilingual actor, filmmaker and artistic-educator. He has played leading roles on
    stages across Canada and screens around the world: notably the Stratford Festival and Théâtre du

    nouveau monde, in films at Cannes and TIFF, and on TV for Netflix and Nickelodeon. Jean-
    Michel trained at Studio 58 in Vancouver, the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre

    Training at the Stratford Festival and the Actors’ Conservatory at the Canadian Film Centre. He
    co-created the award-winning comedy The Bobby Buck Show, as well as written and directed

    short films shot on location in Vancouver, Argentina and Germany. As an artistic-educator, Jean-
    Michel has presented contemporary and classical theatre workshops in both official languages for

    leading artistic institutions across Canada and in the U.S.
    Jean-Michel Le Gal est un comédien, cinéaste et educateur-artistique bilingue. Il se distingue sur
    scène à travers le Canada et à l’intérnational sur écran: notament le Stratford Festival et Le
    théâtre du nouveau monde, en film à Cannes et TIFF, et à la télé sur Netflix et Radio Canada. Il
    détient une formation de Studio 58 à Vancouver, du conservatoire de théâtre classique au
    Stratford Festival et du conservatoire d’acteur au Canadian Film Centre. Également, Jean-Michel
    co-crée la comédie primé The Bobby Buck Show et il écrit et réalise des courts métrages en
    Colombie Britanique, en Argentine et en Allemagne. En éducation artistique , il a présenté des
    ateliers en théâtre contemporain et classique, dans les deux langues officiels, pour des institutions
    artistiques de pointe au Canada et au États-Unis.

      Katja Rudolf

      Alumna, Author

      Katja Rudolf
      Katja attended Waldorf schools from kindergarten to Grade 12. She is an alumna of Michael Hall Steiner School in Sussex, England, where she was born, and the Toronto Waldorf School, in Toronto, Canada, where she moved with her family as a child.
      She has been involved to some degree with Waldorf schools and Waldorf education since graduating from TWS, briefly as a teacher but mostly as an alumna working with TWS’s alumni/ae program and as a parent of two young daughters. She moved to Nova Scotia with her family in 2016 so her children could attend the South Shore Waldorf School. She is currently involved with SSWS as a board member. She continually ponders how Waldorf alumni/ae can best support Waldorf education in their communities and around the world and why it is important that they do so with ever more commitment in the 21st Century.
      Katja is a writer of fiction. Her debut novel Little Bastards in Springtime is published by HarperCollins Canada (2014), Pena Yayinlari, Turkey (2014), and Steerforth Press, USA (2015). It tells the story of a young boy who survives the Siege of Sarajevo in the early 90s and immigrates to Canada as a troubled teenager. She is presently at work on her fourth novel. In a former life, Katja pursued an academic career. She holds an MPhil in social and political sciences from King’s College, Cambridge, and a PhD in theory and policy studies from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

        Donald Hall

        Painter/Teacher

        Donald Hall was Born in 1946 in Los Alamos New Mexico.
        1969-1979 Studied with Beppe Assenza
        1976-1978 Assisted as a colour therapy teacher in Dornach, Switzerland
        1978-1985 Ran his how painting school in Harlemville New York
        1985-1988 Worked in the Assenza Malschule for a transition after Beppe Assenza’s death.
        1988 to present-Runs his own school: Freie Malschule Bozen and teaches monthly courses in Rome, Milan, Italy and Croatia.

          Andrew Sullivan

          Alumnus, Teacher, Poet

          Andrew is a poet, teacher, interventionist artist, and Alternate Reality Adventure designer living in Fair Oaks, California. He is a graduate, in 1986, of the Sacramento Waldorf School and has now been teaching humanities in the high school there for almost twenty years. He also teaches courses to adults in creative process, contemplative practice, and poetry writing. He is the author of a book of poems, Islands of Earshot and the founder of thefreehoodship.com. He and his wife, Megan, have two daughters, Rosa and Lily.

          Ineke Lutters

          Art Therapist and Painter

          Ineke together with Frans will lead a research workshop, through drawing and conversation, into the actuality of Parzival and his many friends. Drawing on inspiration from Rudolf Steiner’s indications that this great individuality has an important mission in our time and the near future, connected to the impulse of Waldorf Education.
          The workshop has an open character focused on sharing and discovery through art and dialog.

          Samantha Cade

          Director/Theatre Maker

          Kristin Buckbee

          Presenter/Workshop Facilitator

          Emmanuel Vukovich

          Alumnus, Musician

          More to Come..

            Schedule

            2:30 PM (14:30)
            Arrival and Registration

            Dinner included in Full Festival Meal Plan

            Single Day Meal Plan can also be purchased for this event.

            Journey into the riddle and destiny of Waldorf Alumni/ae.
            In his lecture, Frans Lutters ( author and Waldorf Teacher) will present research into the riddle that can be experienced in being a Waldorf alumni/ae.
            Looking into past events, Frans will focus on the theme of Parzival and his search for the Grail and connect it to our present age, the destiny of Waldorf education, and the bigger developments which humanity is experiencing today. Out of this he will come to new perspectives for the future of mankind and our planet.
            What is your destiny in being a Waldorf Alumni/ae?
            9:00pm to 11:00pm (21:00-23:00)
            Night Cafe
            9am
            Morning Workshops

            1. Celebrating the Three-foldness of Our Schools: teachers, pupils, parents – Andrea De La Cruz

            2. Experience the Zodiac through Eurythmy – Margret Osmond, Reg Down

            3. Painting – Donald Hall

            4. Song Writing – Living Roots

            5. Alumni/ae support for Waldorf Education – Katja Rudolf

            6. Parzival – Frans and Ineke Lutters

            7.

            10:30-11:00
            Coffee Break

            1. Celebrating the Three-foldness of Our Schools: teachers, pupils, parents – Andrea De La Cruz

            2. Experience the Zodiac through Eurythmy – Margret Osmond, Reg Down

            3. Painting – Donald Hall

            4. Song Writing – Living Roots

            5. Alumni/ae support for Waldorf Education – Katja Rudolf

            6. Parzival – Frans and Ineke Lutters

            7.

            12:30-2:00
            Lunch
            2:00-3:30
            Plenum
            3:30 -4:00
            Afternoon Break
            4:00-6:00
            Explore Halifax/ Free time
            6:00 - 7:30
            Dinner

            Alumni/ae explore together the depth, character, and significance of their Waldorf Education experiences.

            9:00
            Morning Workshops

            1. Celebrating the Three-foldness of Our Schools: teachers, pupils, parents (Andrea De La cruz

            2. Experience the Zodiac through Eurythmy – Margret Osmond, Reg Down

            3. Painting – Donald Hall

            4. Song Writing – Living Roots

            5. Alumni/ae support for Waldorf Education – Katja Rudolf

            6. Parzival – Frans and Ineke Lutters

            7.

            10:30 - 11:00
            Coffee Break

            1. Celebrating the Three-foldness of Our Schools: teachers, pupils, parents (Andrea De La Cruz

            2. Experience the Zodiac through Eurythmy – Margret Osmond, Reg Down

            3. Painting – Donald Hall

            4. Song Writing – Living Roots

            5. Alumni/ae support for Waldorf Education – Katja Rudolf

            6. Parzival – Frans and Ineke Lutters

            7.

            12:30-2:00
            Lunch

            Shared event with “Questions of Courage”

            3:00-4:30
            Workgroups
            4:30-6:30
            Storytelling/Free time
            6:00-7:30
            Dinner
            8:00 - 11:00
            Ceilidh Music Night
            Field trip Day- Giants of the Sea

            Bus depart Mcnally Auditorium entrance at 8:00 am.

            Explore historic Annapolis Royal and the Annapolis Farmers Market.
            Bus departs for Tiverton Whale watching at 12:00

            Paper bag lunch provided at departure from Mcnally Auditorium

            1:30-4:00
            Whale Watching Cruise
            6:00-8:30
            Dinner at Lightfoot&Wolfville Biodynamic Winery
            8:30
            Departure back to Halifax
            8:30 am
            Departure

            Bus Departs Mcnally Auditorium 8:30am

            Grab a coffee/tea before hiking.

            Enjoy lunch at the tip of Cape Split.

            Guided Tour

            **Brown Paper bag lunch provided at Departure**

            Enjoy an Ice cream while soaking in the view.

            Discover fossilized plants and animals on Ross Creek Breach.

            Guided Tour

            6:00-8:30
            Dinner and Music at Lightfoot&Wolfville Biodynamic Winery
            8:30
            Departure back to Halifax
            9:00-10:30
            Workshops

            1. Celebrating the Three-foldness of Our Schools: teachers, pupils, parents (Andrea De La Cruz

            2. Experience the Zodiac through Eurythmy – Margret Osmond, Reg Down

            3. Painting – Donald Hall

            4. Song Writing – Living Roots

            5. Alumni/ae support for Waldorf Education – Katja Rudolf

            6. Parzival – Frans and Ineke Lutters

            7.

            10:30 - 11:00
            Coffee Break

            1. Celebrating the Three-foldness of Our Schools: teachers, pupils, parents (Andrea De La Cruz

            2. Experience the Zodiac through Eurythmy – Margret Osmond, Reg Down

            3. Painting – Donald Hall

            4. Song Writing – Living Roots

            5. Alumni/ae support for Waldorf Education – Katja Rudolf

            6. Parzival – Frans and Ineke Lutters

            7.

            12:30-2:00
            Lunch
            2:00-3:00
            Panel/Presentation
            3:00-4:30
            Workgroups
            6:00-7:30
            Dinner
            7:30-9:30
            Performance Night
            9-10:30
            Morning Presentation
            10:30-12:00
            Work Groups
            12:00 - 1:00
            Closing Plenum

            Send us your Alumna/us Photo

            We will add it to the website

            Festival tickets

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            Festival Pass - 6 days (early bird)
            $265
            • Festival workshops
            • Refreshments
            • Keynotes
            • Workshops
            • Alumni Round table
            • Evening entertainment
            • Field trips are not included in Festival Passes and must be purchased separately.
            • Meals and accommodation are not included in Festival Pass and must be purchased separately
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            Festival Pass
            $282
            • Festival workshops
            • Refreshments
            • Keynotes
            • Workshops
            • Alumni Round table
            • Evening Entertainmnet
            • Field trips are not included in Festival Passes and must be purchased separately.
            • Meals and accommodation are not included in Festival Pass and must be purchased separately
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            Single Day Pass
            $65
            • Festival workshops
            • Refreshments
            • Keynotes
            • Workshops
            • Alumni Round table
            • Evening entertainment
            • Field trips are not included in Festival Passes and must be purchased separately.
            • Meals and accommodation are not included in Festival Pass and must be purchased separately
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            Meal Plans

            Full Festival Meal Plan (Vegetarian)
            $207
            • 3 lunches
            • 4 dinners
            • Wednesday August 7 5:30 pm
            • Monday August 12 2pm.
            • Buffet Breakfast included in accommodation packages
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            Full Festival Meal Plan (Meat)
            $207
            • 3 lunches
            • 4 dinners
            • Wednesday August 7 5:30 pm
            • Monday August 12 2pm.
            • Buffet Breakfast included in accommodation packages
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            Single Day Meal Plan
            $70
            • 1 Lunch and 1 Dinner
            • Refreshments included in Festival Passes
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            Accommodation

            5 Nights Accommodation (on Campus)
            $370
            • Buffet breakfast included
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            5 Nights Accommodation (off campus)
            $285
            • Breakfast included
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            5 Nights Accommodation - Bring your own Sleeping Bag, Pillow and Sheet.
            $75
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              5 Nights Accommodation - Bring your own Mat, Sleeping Bag, and Pillow.
              $50
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                1 Night Accommodation (on campus)
                $80
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                  1 Night Accommodation (off campus)
                  $65
                  • Breakfast included
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                  Field Trips

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                  Journey to Cape Split (Hike)
                  • Round trip Transportation
                  • Guided hike out to gorgeous Cape Split (3hours round trip)
                  • Guided Geology tour of Ross Creek Beach
                  • Paper Bag lunch
                  • Dinner and music at Lightfoot&Wolfville Biodynamic Winery
                  • ***Option to purchase an afternoon Ice cream at the Bloomidon Look off.***
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                  Giants of the Sea
                  • Whale encounter boat ride
                  • Round trip transportation
                  • Dinner and Music at Lightfoot&Wolfville Biodynamic Winery
                  • PaperBag Lunch
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                  South Shore Adventure
                  • Round trip transportation
                  • Option 1. Contribute to A Building project at the South Shore Waldorf School
                  • Option 2. Spend the day at Risers Beach (weather permitting)
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                  Explore Halifax & The Anthroposophical Youth Conference
                  • Explore the city of Halifax on Friday by foot bike or amphibian Harbour Hopper.
                  • Join the Anthroposophical Youth Conference festivities beginning Friday night and continuing Saturday.
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                  Venue

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                  Festival Location

                  • 923 Robie St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3 Canada
                  • info@walumni2019.ca
                  • please contact festival organizer via email
                  • 2:30pm August 7, 2019

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