Dr. Kriben Pillay has published a new book: Nondualism & Educational Drama and Theatre: A Perspective for Transformative Training.
Dr. Pillay lives and works in education in South Africa. He is an activist opening the door and leading people into the room of nondualism. It’s never easy. I hope that if you have an interest in both education and nondualism, as well as human freedom and creativity, that you will investigate this work.
Very brief excerpt:
The scope of this study is encapsulated in the following three questions:
1. In what way does nondualism as critical theory bring about greater theoretical precision to the practice of educational drama and theatre?
2. Can the experiential dimension of nondualism radically extend the practice of educational drama and theatre?
3. Can educational drama and theatre be used as a tool in effecting the traditional, ontological concerns of the experiential dimension of nondualism?
Here’s another excerpt that gives some perspective to the treatment of nondualism itself.
“Nondualism will be explored within the concept of multivalence, in contrast to much of Western thinking that is built up on binary oppositions or bivalence. Much of our education, even in the arts, is bound to a mind-set that sees the world in terms of this or that, black or white. Nondualism is concerned with a world as a continuum where the finality of binary opposites makes way for the relativity of multivalent perspective.”
Dr. Pillay notes that the field of educational drama and theatre has come under threat, especially in Britain. Underlying this is the sense of comfort and security people feel when they view the world as black and white, rather than in grey, even if such a view is, in a creative and freely human sense, crippling.
Read more from Nondualism & Educational Drama and Theatre: A Perspective for Transformative Training, and order it at www.lulu.com/content/1994623
* Theory U
* Transformative Training
* Educational Theatre
* educational drama