The Flow Project©, 2010
The purpose of The Flow Project is to provide information currently missing in humanity’s assessment of the world situation. World leaders generally do not call on artists to help them assess situations that arise in their organizations and communities. Artists tend to be valued for the objects and entertainment they create, not for the knowledge and experience they have acquired through the process of producing art. Leaders call on political strategists to help them figure out how to handle situations, and they take political forces into account in developing strategies to handle situations. Likewise, leaders consult economists to help them understand the principles of economics and economic forces that shape the world, and they respond to situations based on their understanding of these principles and forces. The fields of economics and politics are considered very relevant to leadership; whereas the field of art is often thought to have no bearing on ‘real world’ problems. Today humanity is dealing with life-threatening situations that are not entirely amenable to political, economic, and military solutions. These situations call for creative solutions, for which knowledge of the principles of art and artistic forces may be necessary. The Flow Project supplies leaders with practical knowledge and techniques. We work with artists to identify principles of art and artistic practice common to the artistic experience across mediums and we work with leadership educators to translate the principles of art into principles of leadership and leadership practices. This document lays out the strategy for the project.
For more information see: www.theflowproject.org
“Nu Wa Rising”
A Journey To A Chinese Storytelling Village.
Future Trip to be May, 2013
On this journey to China, adventurers will walk the cobbled spine of the Great Wall. Explore the halls and courtyards of the newly restored Forbidden City. Peruse the gardens and vistas of the Summer Palace or Temple of Heaven. The most exciting experience will be in the tiny storytelling village of Gengcun. There, a plethora of tales and myths will await you amidst a tradition so grand, that researchers have deemed this rural community “An Ocean of Stories.” Join us as we share, swap, and exchange our stories with over 100 mid-level to master tellers, some of whom know up to 500 stories.
COME TO CHINA! May, 2013
Eth-Noh-Tec, Linda Fang and Doug Banner are now encouraging all of you to join us for 16 days in China! See the splendor of the Forbidden City, The Datong Hanging Temples, walk the spine of the Great Wall and much more.
TRADITIONAL STORYTELLING VILLAGE: GENGCUN VILLAGE.
At the heart of the project is a chance to be with Chinese storytellers! Engage in storytelling swaps, performances, and listening to the master tellers of this 600 year old traditional storytelling community.
AWAY FROM THE BEIJING BUSTLE AND HUSTLE
… Generations of storytellers young and old, rural farmers, goat shepherds and brick factory workers will charm you with their folk tales, myths, legends and personal stories that arise from trade routes and rest stop taverns of ancient times, to the stories of survival through the tumultuous modern Chinese 20th Century. The pulse of the cultural narrative is still alive on the edges of listening children, parents and elders- you will be amazed at the wealth of oral tradition in what the folklorists have called this community “The Ocean of Stories”.
PRICE (Land Cost Only): yet TBD
TO REGISTER: contact Nancy Wang of Eth-Noh-Tec; email@example.com; details of schedule, how to register, where to send money orders and checks written to “Eth-Noh-Tec” will be sent later. ALL DELEGATES: must have current passport, and have applied for VISAS. Assistance on these matters is available on the web and upon calling our office. All travel schedule and details forthcoming in the new website:
For questions call: 415-282-8705
In the Northwest region you can contact: