Romana Ercegović, Ph.D. in dramaturgy,
is an independent artist of sacred (ritual) theatre and researcher from Slovenia, a playwright, actress, lecturer, storyteller, and mother of an 11-year old boy...
As a student of dramaturgy at the Theatre Academy of Ljubljana, she soon realized that theatre art has lost its original purpose and has devoted the past 16 years to researching the ancient understandings of art, the sacred ceremonies and the wisdom that different indigenous cultures hold about art. In addition to academic and artistic research she has connected with her own intuitive visions and insights – with the intention of developing a new approach to theatre. Now she is teaching this transformative art to others.
As a creator of a new way of theatre, which she calls “sacred theatre in a feminine way”, Romana has written, directed and performed several original solo performances (A Prayer to the Earth, Electra, White Buffalo Woman, Mary Magdalene, and Persephone), which, along with her lectures and workshops, have been presented in Slovenia, USA (Massachusetts, California, Arizona), Russia, Italy and Serbia…
One of the focal points of her work, both artistic and theoretical, is to bring new meaning to the ancient stories of women, stories that have been (mis)presented to us through patriarchal interpretation. With a new and healing perspective, a respectful and loving one, her performances inspire, bring beauty, encouragement and recognition to the forgotten wisdom, and to the repressed feminine that lies both in women and men.
For that reason she has been particularly devoted to researching female spirituality and the role of women throughout the history of various ancient cultures. She explores the artistic possibilities of healing the wounds of the female psyche through archetypes in order to find a new balance between our inner feminine and masculine and also within the society.
In her latest theoretical research, her doctoral thesis ‘Contemporary Ritual Theatre: The Greek Mysteries and their Influence on Revitalizing Ritualism in 20th and 21st Century Theatre’, she provides evidence that the ritual theatre (cultic theatre) of ancient Greece played a much more important role in the history of European theatre than it has been previously attributed with and that the women’s role in it was much bigger than has generally been known.
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is a Finnish-German consciousness explorer, writer and a psychologist in training.
Her passion is to facilitate consciousness by seeing and communicating new perspectives and possibilities, supporting her clients’ transition into a more empowered and creative experience of life. She is an advocate of spiritual alchemy, and believes that when you go deep enough, all the way to your core, you’ll discover an awareness that illuminates the shadows and transforms your life.
“I have found that peace of mind (and heart) come from allowing ourselves to be who we truly are and inviting our soul's presence into our lives. I have also played in the realms of deep anxiety, depression and chaos, and that is one of the reasons why I wish to share my wisdom with others: no matter how dark or confusing a phase that you may be experiencing seems, change is always possible and certainly easier if you surround yourself with supportive people.”
In addition to her spiritual explorations, she has worked and studied in the fields of theatre, writing, yoga and translation work. As a certified yoga instructor, she loves to teach people how to connect with their bodies in a joyful and self-loving way. She is passionate about always finding new ways to celebrate life, to make consciousness "real" and to bring authenticity into her interactions.
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Romana and Kim work together as a conscious harmonized team, complementing each other and fully contributing to highest possible outcome of the present journey for all.