Cockburn Gazette - - LIFESTYLE -

UN­LEASH­ING cre­ative en­ergy is said to be good for the body, mind and spirit.

Or­gan­is­ers of a one-day fes­ti­val of art, dance, poetry, yoga and med­i­ta­tion will pro­vide the op­por­tu­nity for visi­tors to do just that this Satur­day.

Spec­trum will take place at B-Shed fol­low­ing Meet­ing for Minds Syn­er­gies Fo­rum, an in­ter­na­tional event for neu­ro­science ex­perts, on Fri­day.

Event cre­ator Os­nat Har­lap said Spec­trum was de­signed to help peo­ple ex­plore new ways of im­prov­ing their well-be­ing through the arts.

“Magic hap­pens and so­lu­tions evolve when peo­ple that think dif­fer­ently come to­gether,” she said.

“I truly be­lieve that Spec­trum can pro­vide a plat­form for talk­ing, lis­ten­ing, en­gag­ing, re­flect­ing and ul­ti­mately en­abling peo­ple to ex­pe­ri­ence feel­ings and thoughts be­yond their usual bound­aries.”

The event will in­clude artist Eve­line Ko­tai, poet Roland Leach, yogi Lara Dwyer, films from Dis­abil­ity in the Arts, Dis­ad­van­tage in the Arts WA and work­shops from Idan Porges, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Gaga dance move­ment lan­guage.

Ko­tai, who has joined with Har­lap for an in­stal­la­tion, said she was en­joy­ing the “un­ex­pected sense of play” that came with the col­lab­o­ra­tion.

“As a team we pro­vide each other with lit­tle sparks that take us on imag­i­na­tive de­tours, but also carry us to the next res­o­lu­tion,” she said.

“The added bonus will be ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the work out­side the con­ven­tional gallery set­ting and I’m hop­ing this new di­men­sion will of­fer a dif­fer­ent level of en­gage­ment.”

Visit www.spec­trum event.com.au for tick­ets, a pro­gram or more de­tails.

Pic­ture: Jane Wishaw

Meet­ing for Minds' Maria Halphen and Spec­trum's Os­nat Har­lap.

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