Transitioning for Survival



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At the close of the MPavilion season, we’re looking back at some of our favourite MTalks. All MTalks are available via our Library, or subscribe to the MPavilion podcast via Soundcloud.

“Confidence isn’t knowing where you’re going, but knowing you’re going to get through it.”
— Lucienne Shanti at MTalks—Transitioning for Survival

What are the benefits of change? Why, and how, do we find it uncomfortable? How can we more openly approach it?

Artists are well-versed in vulnerability. Whether they act, paint, write, dance or whatever else, they reflect something of the human experience. Further, for those who move in their careers, like yoga teachers, transitions are a necessary part of life’s flow—you can’t make a position without a transition.

Join us to look back on this February MTalk on transitions, vulnerability, and navigating complex changes. We were joined by educator-artist Kate Ellis in welcoming a multi-disciplinary panel; yoga teacher Lucienne Shanti; writer and actor Candy Bowers, and Chunky Move teacher and independent dancer/choreographer Sarah Aiken. Take a seat wherever you are, and listen in on this conversation about the different streams of flux in all our lives.

Listen in here.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.