Will coexistence be possible between victims, ex-guerrillas, ex-paramilitaries, ethnic communities, LGBTI sectors, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, among other groups that often seem so radically different? What might those who have declared others as their utter enemies have had to live through? Will there be any possibility of reconciliation between them? Will it be possible to tell that story about our country one day?
Imagination is one of the most important universal rights that human beings have – says Héctor Aristizábal, artistic director of Sacred Territory, a new branch of Re-Conectando that will combine both, Theater of Witness and Deep Ecology, to create an experience that we might have deemed impossible. Theater allows us to try out different realities, to re-invent relationships, to recognize other places of identity in others and in ourselves, to express everything that has not been able to arise, because in the middle of a conflict that keeps taking new forms, fear, violence or censorship can make us feel that we do not have permission, freedom or viability to express it.
War has eclipsed the sacredness of life, and it is from our need to reconnect with this that this creation was born: Sacred Territory, an act of love dedicated to the beauty and truth that manifest before us every day. It is a tribute to our Mother Earth, to the great organism that welcomes all of our voices in the same home, reminding us to feel the mysterious magic of collective inspiration and hope.
Today we call on you to join us in this experience to re-discover, together, the buried silences that our Mother Earth insists on reminding us. On Monday, December 14, at 11:00 AM through our Facebook page we will tell you more about how this new adventure will begin. We will be waiting for you with our hearts open!