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"Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score."
Donald Trump, 
The Art of the Deal
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Perhaps caves are where the most forbidden stories can be told. On this island, every upper surface is sought-after real estate, whilst down below lie the ancient cave sanctuaries where the Goddess, guardian of the land itself, was worshipped for 2500 years.
So yes, let's go underground to tell the stories that need to be told, to shed light on all that's happening above ground level.
The revolution starts in the caves... ๐Ÿ—ฟ
Image: @rosa.scipion 
@worldunplugged #theatreoftheancients #tanit #puppetry #ritualtheatre #sacredgames #diosatanit #goddesssanctuary #goddesstanit #sacredperformances #worldunplugged #ibizaperformance #eivissa #ibiza
"Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score." Donald Trump, The Art of the Deal ๐Ÿ—ฟ Perhaps caves are where the most forbidden stories can be told. On this island, every upper surface is sought-after real estate, whilst down below lie the ancient cave sanctuaries where the Goddess, guardian of the land itself, was worshipped for 2500 years. So yes, let's go underground to tell the stories that need to be told, to shed light on all that's happening above ground level. The revolution starts in the caves... ๐Ÿ—ฟ Image: @rosa.scipion @worldunplugged #theatreoftheancients  #tanit  #puppetry  #ritualtheatre  #sacredgames  #diosatanit  #goddesssanctuary  #goddesstanit  #sacredperformances  #worldunplugged  #ibizaperformance  #eivissa  #ibiza 
Been struggling with my eyes this week.
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@ritualibiza @woomoonibiza 
#cardboardsculpture #cardboardart #mythicalcreatures #maskhelmet #ibizaperformance #eivissa #ibiza
It was only 
when the player 
stopped in his tracks, returned, 
and 
lifted the veil,
That he realised she'd
Stood there silently
All along.
And suddenly what a stupid little game it seemed. ๐Ÿ—ฟ
โ™ฃ๏ธThe Art of the Deal โ™ฃ๏ธperformed by candlelight in a cave somewhere near San Joan, filmed by @victorspinelli1 
@worldunplugged 
#theatreoftheancients #tanit #puppetry #trump #sacredgames #sacredperformances #ritualtheatre #ibizaperformance #ibizaart #shrutibox #goddessmythology #cavehappenings #eivissa #ibiza
It was only when the player stopped in his tracks, returned, and lifted the veil, That he realised she'd Stood there silently All along. And suddenly what a stupid little game it seemed. ๐Ÿ—ฟ โ™ฃ๏ธThe Art of the Deal โ™ฃ๏ธperformed by candlelight in a cave somewhere near San Joan, filmed by @victorspinelli1 @worldunplugged #theatreoftheancients  #tanit  #puppetry  #trump  #sacredgames  #sacredperformances  #ritualtheatre  #ibizaperformance  #ibizaart  #shrutibox  #goddessmythology  #cavehappenings  #eivissa  #ibiza 
Rehearsal in the forest, 
performance in the cave...
This is how we like our Saturday nights.
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#theatreoftheancients #puppetry #caveperformance #ritualtheatre #worldunplugged #goatsofinstagram #esvedragoats #ibizafolklore #tanit #sacredperformances #ibizaperformance #eivissa #ibiza
Tomorrow evening we are bringing the shruti box and puppet herd into another cave, this time it's one off the map, minus the handrail, in the hills of the North...
This image was from our last cave experience, when @midsommarfestofficial let us inhabit @covasantaibiza with giant dancing goats and a fertility goddess. ๐Ÿ—ฟ
#puppetry #sitespecifictheatre #immersivetheatre #shrutibox #covasantaibiza #elrowxabsolut #ibizaperformance #eivissa #ibiza
Burrowing down into Autumn...
Digging for stories.
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#studioday #autumnday #ibizaart #changeofseason #ibizaartist #hibernation #goinginside #puppeteer #eivissa #ibiza
Unlike humans, 
puppets do not wear masks, and cannot hide their vulnerability. 
The witnessing of that stains the adult human heart forever.
That's why I choose the puppet as my path. ๐Ÿ—ฟ
Performance of 'Water Dragon' at @oxfordstoryfest, Oxford, England, August 2018. ๐Ÿ—ฟ
#puppetry #puppet #inanimateobjects #animation #puppeteer #dragonpuppet #waterdragon #vulnerability #maskperformance #masktheatre #oxfordstorytellingfestival #waterperryhouse
Anubis in search of sacred geometry. ใ€ฐ
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โ–ช๏ธ #canperemussona #fepira #elretornibiza #deeprootsibiza #podencos #anubis #cabezudos #puppetry #ibizaart #ibizaculture #eivissa #ibiza
We didn't find the folk dance.
All we found was a magnificent tree.
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@filmotica #ancienttree #pidenbesuro #colladebalansat #ballpages #pine #pitiusas #ancientpines  #eivissanoesibiza #eivissa #ibiza
New adventures in sacred ritual games...
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Finished a Punic Monopoly board yesterday just in time for the closing night of the Pikes Literary Festival at @pikeshotel. We performed a new, short experimental piece called 'The Art of the Deal', featuring the Goddess Tanit, the masked Lunar Guardians, the Es Vedra Goat Kings, shruti box accompaniment... and spoken word text from Donald Trump's memoir and guide to business success, 'The Art of the Deal.' A short, visual meditation on money, power, corporate wealth and the fragility of nature. 
And you know what? I think maybe it kinda worked.... ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ—ฟ
#pikesliteraryfestival #theatreoftheancients #ritualtheatre #sacredtheatre #monopoly #trump #sacredgames #punic #patriarchy #matriarchy #pikeshotel #ibizaculture #eivissa #ibiza
New adventures in sacred ritual games... ๐Ÿ—ฟ Finished a Punic Monopoly board yesterday just in time for the closing night of the Pikes Literary Festival at @pikeshotel. We performed a new, short experimental piece called 'The Art of the Deal', featuring the Goddess Tanit, the masked Lunar Guardians, the Es Vedra Goat Kings, shruti box accompaniment... and spoken word text from Donald Trump's memoir and guide to business success, 'The Art of the Deal.' A short, visual meditation on money, power, corporate wealth and the fragility of nature. And you know what? I think maybe it kinda worked.... ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ—ฟ #pikesliteraryfestival  #theatreoftheancients  #ritualtheatre  #sacredtheatre  #monopoly  #trump  #sacredgames  #punic  #patriarchy  #matriarchy  #pikeshotel  #ibizaculture  #eivissa  #ibiza 
I swear, one minute I was quietly getting on with my work, next minute I had a cabaret star from Munich and a German TV crew in my studio... Ibiza can you just be normal for once? 
Apparently I've become part of a @sat1 travel documentary called 'Grenzenlos Die Welt Entdecken' (Uncovering the World without Boundaries) which is filming an episode about Ibiza. Because of course every off-beat travel programme needs a token interview with a local who makes weird shit out of cardboard. ๐Ÿ‘น
#theatreoftheancients #sissiperlinger #puppetry #ibizaart #ibizaartist #studioday #sat1 #tanit #ibizaculture #cardboardartist #grenzenlosdieweltentdecken #ibizalife #ibizashooting #eivissa #ibiza
I swear, one minute I was quietly getting on with my work, next minute I had a cabaret star from Munich and a German TV crew in my studio... Ibiza can you just be normal for once? Apparently I've become part of a @sat1 travel documentary called 'Grenzenlos Die Welt Entdecken' (Uncovering the World without Boundaries) which is filming an episode about Ibiza. Because of course every off-beat travel programme needs a token interview with a local who makes weird shit out of cardboard. ๐Ÿ‘น #theatreoftheancients  #sissiperlinger  #puppetry  #ibizaart  #ibizaartist  #studioday  #sat1  #tanit  #ibizaculture  #cardboardartist  #grenzenlosdieweltentdecken  #ibizalife  #ibizashooting  #eivissa  #ibiza 
Bring your pagan gods over the ocean to a neighbouring land,
Let them walk the streets as the piper plays,
Crying out know your own soil, remember your songs...
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#eivissaancientstribe #puppetry #giantpuppets #cabezudos #tanit #pagansofinstagram #podenco #ibizahistory #ibizafolklore #ibizaculture #bagpipes #talentib #eivissa #Ibiza #mallorca #balearicislands
Feria de Melo 2018 
Vilafranca, Mallorca
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Sometimes only by leaving the island you live on can you get to know it better and see it with new eyes... It's been a really proud moment to bring our Eivissa Ancients to Mallorca, an island which neighbours Ibiza and is geographically close, but worlds apart in terms of its ancient cultural roots and identity. The goddess supposed to have shaped Ibiza as the island of hedonism and healing 2500 years ago, Tanit, is barely known on Mallorca. Likewise, the podenco hound, brought with the Phoenicans along the trade routes from Egypt, along with many other aspects of Egyptian and Middle Eastern mythology, simply never arrived on Mallorca. Less cultures passed through here, meaning the culture seems more developed, but also more narrow and rigid.
And now we return to our strange little 'no mans land' Eivissa - misunderstood, mysterious pirate island belonging to no one, 
home to free-thinkers, mega-rich VIPs and layer upon layer of mind-blowing ancient secrets which even now are only beginning to surface to the daylight. And that's the reason why every time I leave, I always return. โœจ
#talentib #theatreoftheancients #eivissaancientstribe #Tanit #diosatanit #goddesstanit #puppetry #cabezudos #feriademelo #podenco #ibizahistory #ibizaculture #ibizafolklore #phoenician #vilafrancadebonany #eivissa #Ibiza #Mallorca
Feria de Melo 2018 Vilafranca, Mallorca ๐Ÿˆ ๐Ÿˆ ๐Ÿˆ Sometimes only by leaving the island you live on can you get to know it better and see it with new eyes... It's been a really proud moment to bring our Eivissa Ancients to Mallorca, an island which neighbours Ibiza and is geographically close, but worlds apart in terms of its ancient cultural roots and identity. The goddess supposed to have shaped Ibiza as the island of hedonism and healing 2500 years ago, Tanit, is barely known on Mallorca. Likewise, the podenco hound, brought with the Phoenicans along the trade routes from Egypt, along with many other aspects of Egyptian and Middle Eastern mythology, simply never arrived on Mallorca. Less cultures passed through here, meaning the culture seems more developed, but also more narrow and rigid. And now we return to our strange little 'no mans land' Eivissa - misunderstood, mysterious pirate island belonging to no one, home to free-thinkers, mega-rich VIPs and layer upon layer of mind-blowing ancient secrets which even now are only beginning to surface to the daylight. And that's the reason why every time I leave, I always return. โœจ #talentib  #theatreoftheancients  #eivissaancientstribe  #Tanit  #diosatanit  #goddesstanit  #puppetry  #cabezudos  #feriademelo  #podenco  #ibizahistory  #ibizaculture  #ibizafolklore  #phoenician  #vilafrancadebonany  #eivissa  #Ibiza  #Mallorca 
First we take Vilafranca...
Then we take Berlin.
Theatre of the Ancients is performing with the Eivissa Ancients Tribe for the first time off Ibizan soil...
We are at a melon festival in Mallorca! 
A dreamy culture fest of traditional Mallorcan crafts and folklore... Thank god @shiatsusol and @ferapawoodhandcraft are returning via van so we can transport the hand-woven baskets, honey and... melons we've splashed out on.
This adventure wouldn't have been possible without the funding support of Talent IB, a scheme which helps artists and performers to travel between the Balearic islands... Oh and a certain Catalan-speaking โค๏ธ who translated six pages of text into Catalan for me to fill in the application form on a cold winter's day many moons ago... ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿˆ#eivissaancientstribe #puppetry #giantpuppet #cabezudo #talentib #feriademelo #vilafranca #ibizaculture #ibizafolklore #eivissa #ibiza #balearicislands
First we take Vilafranca... Then we take Berlin. Theatre of the Ancients is performing with the Eivissa Ancients Tribe for the first time off Ibizan soil... We are at a melon festival in Mallorca! A dreamy culture fest of traditional Mallorcan crafts and folklore... Thank god @shiatsusol and @ferapawoodhandcraft are returning via van so we can transport the hand-woven baskets, honey and... melons we've splashed out on. This adventure wouldn't have been possible without the funding support of Talent IB, a scheme which helps artists and performers to travel between the Balearic islands... Oh and a certain Catalan-speaking โค๏ธ who translated six pages of text into Catalan for me to fill in the application form on a cold winter's day many moons ago... ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿˆ#eivissaancientstribe  #puppetry  #giantpuppet  #cabezudo  #talentib  #feriademelo  #vilafranca  #ibizaculture  #ibizafolklore  #eivissa  #ibiza  #balearicislands 
To truly inhabit a story, to walk within it, 
to live it, 
to breathe it, 
was the life dream of Water Dragon,
and it was
realised that night in the amphitheatre.
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@wildwise 
@oxfordstoryfest 
#waterdragon #dragonceremony #ritualtheatre #storytelling #myth #wateroflife #sacredwaters #storytellingfestival #oxfordstorytellingfestival #waterperrygardens #theatreoftheancients
Repost from @souland_art ...
The dragon-taming women, @elizabethroselangford, @souland_art and @sister_moon_journal.
We united to arrange a hand-fasting ceremony between the fire and the water dragon, because the final story of the weekend said it must be so: a dying King in a barren kingdom, saved only by the elusive Water of Life...
Deep magic of storytelling, craft and ceremony in the company of some wonderful women... Thank you @oxfordstoryfest.
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#dragonceremony #waterdragon #dragonmyth #wateroflife #sacredwater #storytelling #puppetry  #fireandwater #myth #oxfordstorytellingfestival
Repost from @souland_art ... The dragon-taming women, @elizabethroselangford, @souland_art and @sister_moon_journal. We united to arrange a hand-fasting ceremony between the fire and the water dragon, because the final story of the weekend said it must be so: a dying King in a barren kingdom, saved only by the elusive Water of Life... Deep magic of storytelling, craft and ceremony in the company of some wonderful women... Thank you @oxfordstoryfest. ๐Ÿ”ฅ #dragonceremony  #waterdragon  #dragonmyth  #wateroflife  #sacredwater  #storytelling  #puppetry  #fireandwater  #myth  #oxfordstorytellingfestival 
On the morning of a Piscean full moon, the Water Dragon surrounds herself by a painted river and lets the tears roll in. .
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@oxfordstoryfest #waterdragon #watermythology #dragon #dragonmask #pagancostume #wildfeminine #divinefeminine #aguassagradas #oxfordstorytellingfestival #storytellingfestival #dragonceremony #waterperryhouse