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Elemental Dreaming: A Social Dreaming Matrix experience for Women and Female-identified Dreamers

May 10, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

You are invited to an immersive series of dreaming matrixes. Guided by the elements, these matrixes are designed to nurture creativity,  innovation and artistic practice, and to reveal new ways of being in an era of new frontiers.

A cradle for thought, inspiration, and female agency. Hosted by Susan Webb, M.D. (https://danceprogram.duke.edu/susan-d-webb-md)

Each series contains four weekly matrixes and will have a maximum of 15 dreamer participants.The four series will run continuously, building on themselves, with a one week break between series.

Series 1 The Water Matrix: Deep Dive

Series 2 The Liminal Fire

Series 3 Earthplay: a Mudbath

Series 4 Sky: into the Infinite

Series 1 starts on Monday May 10 at 11:00-12:30 EST and goes on for the next 3 Mondays in May. A commitment to join for all 4 matrixes (of series 1) is requested.

Free of charge. Open to all Duke students, faculty, staff and wider public.

Registration required. To register email the host directly  at sdwebbmd@gmail.com


About LSC:

Founded in 2020, the Laboratory for Social Choreography at the Kenan Institute for Ethics (director, Michael Kliën) focuses on the equitable transformation of social structures and the articulation of new modes of governance through aesthetics.


About Social Dreaming:

Originally discovered by Psychoanalyst Gordon Lawerence at the Tavistock Institute in the 1980s, Social Dreaming has become a widely respected and applied practice. In each Matrix, participants share past nighttime dreams or share associations with those that have been shared. Through a structured process, often-unexpected connections between ideas to emerge. Social Dreaming is thus a way to explore subconscious concerns or ideas that may be more widely shared. Moreover, the practice of Social Dreaming Matrix enables a collective capacity for associative thinking, allowing for new thought to emerge.

LSC is particularly interested to develop Social Dreaming as a critical tool to address contemporary societal issues.


May 10, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Laboratory for Social Choreography at the Kenan Institute for Ethics
Duke Dance Program
Duke Arts