Wednesday, March 20, 2013



Poem:

 "This is home” by Nadia Thalji


“There is no better place to be
than under my skin,
and no answer that is not already there
at the depth of the soul.
Under my skin,
My circular dream
envelops my Soul
Saying “this is home””.



(Nadia Thalji, 2013) 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WING IT! Performs Nov 11 & 12

Nadia Thalji performs in Oakland joining "Wing it"
One these dates with lots of "ones" we dance with individuality and community! What makes us "the one" and what makes us just like the next person we pass on the street? Secrets? Gifts? Ego? Desire? Come and become "one" with everything! WING IT! creates moving and amusing concerts weaving the stuff of life into story, song, live music, and dane. All done on the spot!

InterPlayce

2273 Telegraph Avenue (at 23rd St.)
Oakland, CA 94612

"Enchantment" Performance with Nadia Thalji

Performance inspired by indigenous wisdom from the Amazon.

Holy Names University

3500 Mountain Blvd. Intercultural Peace and Justice Studies Department
Oakland, CA 94619-1627
Friday, November 4, from 9:30 am - 10:00am

Nadia Thalji performs her new stories inspired by indigenous wisdom from the Amazon! Improvisation applying Theatre techniques and InterPlay. The Performance introduces to graduate students of Master's of Art, Culture and Sipiruality - HNU/Sophia Center, the mythical dimension and the power of symbols. An initiative of New Enchantment Association for the Preservation of Nature and Constellation Performance Ensemble. After the performance students are joining "EARTH BODY, STORIES and SYMBOLS" Workshop led by Nadia Thalji . Deep insight's in a very playful environment fulfilled by storytelling, music and creative movement. Participation of the Irish musician Victor Gabaug. This is also part of Nadia's master's thesis research at Sophia Center/ Holy Names University.

Nadia Thalji

Nadia Thalji  MA Art, Culture and Spirituality, theatre artist, dramaturge, educational facilitator and multi - disciplinary Performing Artist active in community development and university teaching (Brazil and the US). Co - Director and performer of Constellation Performance Ensemble.  Mentor of "Cultural Diversity Celebration" and the "International Day of Peace" held in Brazil and the US.

" Earth Body, Stories and Symbols" Workshop with Nadia Thalji

The Creative Journey of Integration into the Natural World with Nadia Thalji.

Holy Names University

3500 Mountain Blvd. Intercultural Peace and Justice Studies Department
Oakland, CA 94619-1627

Friday, November 4, 10am - 12:00 pm

Graduate Students from HNU /Sophia Center - Master's of Art, Culture and Spirituality are participating in "Earth Body ,Stories and Symbols" Workshop led by Nadia Thalji. Symbols, Archetypes and Myths from ancient traditions inspires music, movement, stillness , poetry and storytelling reconnecting to the natural world. InterPlay incremental tools facilitates students' participation. The main purpose is to enhance the sense of belonging to the natural world. "Engage your senses, honor your unique creative expression and embrace nature's beauty within you". Nadia Thalji performs her new stories inspired by indigenous wisdom from the Amazon! An initiative of Constellation Performance Ensemble and New Enchantment Association for the Preservation of Nature. Participation of the Irish musician Victor Gabaug.This is also part of Nadia's master's thesis research.

Nadia Thalji is Interplay's International Ambassador  , Founder of InterPlay Brazil, MA Art, Culture and Spirituality, theatre artist, dramaturge, educational facilitator and multi - disciplinary Performing Artist active in community development and university teaching (Brazil and the US). Co - Director and performer of Constellation Performance Ensemble with Masankho Banda (Africa). She's interested in the connection between art, social change, multiculturalism , ecology and spirituality. Her special interests are creating performing arts training practices that are both ethical and sustainable, and, facilitating workshops in international organizations that can nurture creativity, innovation, social justice and cultural understanding. Mentor of "Cultural Diversity Celebration" and the "International Day of Peace" held in Brazil and the US.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Cultural Diversity, Community and Creativity


Cultural Diversity, Community and Creativity

Experience the art of communion through InterPlay and Storytelling
Nadia Thalji

Oakland, CA

Thursday, Oct 13, 6pm - 7 pm

How to transcend barriers through experiences of communion? How to engage community and celebrate cultural diversity? Join Nadia and discover forms of mutual enrichment through creative practices. InterPlay the language of image, sound, movement, stories and stillness. Explore the intermingling of cultures through storytelling. Engage your physicality, savor music and InterPlay! Cultures, like individuals, exist in relationship to one another. We are social beings and we inherit the potential to learn with each other! The idea of a Global Community is a creative practice that starts with you! This workshop is part of the Integrative Studies Across Cultures Program at Holy Names University. At the end Nadia Thalji improvises a mini performance celebrating our global community.

Cost:

To Register: (650) 288-2836

Venue

Holy Names University

3500 Mountain Blvd. Intercultural Peace and Justice Studies Department
Oakland, CA 94619-1627

Cultural Diversity, Community and Creativity

Workshop: Cultural Diversity, Community and Creativity


Cultural Diversity, Community and Creativity

Experience the art of communion through InterPlay and Storytelling
Nadia Thalji

Oakland, CA

Thursday, Oct 13, 6pm - 7 pm

How to transcend barriers through experiences of communion? How to engage community and celebrate cultural diversity? Join Nadia and discover forms of mutual enrichment through creative practices. InterPlay the language of image, sound, movement, stories and stillness. Explore the intermingling of cultures through storytelling. Engage your physicality, savor music and InterPlay! Cultures, like individuals, exist in relationship to one another. We are social beings and we inherit the potential to learn with each other! The idea of a Global Community is a creative practice that starts with you! This workshop is part of the Integrative Studies Across Cultures Program at Holy Names University. At the end Nadia Thalji improvises a mini performance celebrating our global community.
Workshop: Cultural Diversity, Community and Creativity

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"Minute Silent PEACE" Performance

"Minute Silent PEACE" Performance

Performance during the minute of silence for the World Peace Day connecting to the entire planet in all time zones.
Nadia Thalji

Oakland, CA

Wednesday, Sept 21, 12noon

Witness Nadia Thalji Performing the "Minute Silent PEACE" honoring the International Day of Peace. The solo performance is created in the moment and on the spot at the end of the Workshop "Creative Peacebuilding".


Venue

Holy Names University

3500 Mountain Blvd. Intercultural Peace and Justice Studies Department
Oakland, CA 94619-1627

Nadia Thalji

Nadia Thalji is Interplay's ambassador to Brazil and South America! Nadia Khalil Thalji is an InterPlay Leader, InterPlay Founder in Brazil, MA Culture and Spirituality, theatre artist, dramaturge, educational facilitator and multi - disciplinary Performing Artist active in community development and university teaching in Brazil. Co - Director and performer of Constellation Performance Ensemble with Masankho Banda. She's interested in the connection between art, social change, multiculturalism and spirituality. Her special interests are creating performing arts training practices that are both ethical and sustainable, and, facilitating conversations in international organizations that can nurture creativity, innovation social justice and cultural understanding. She has particular strengths in the areas of performance skills, voice and movement, and exploring the relationship between energy and creativity, physicality and spirituality. Mentor of "Cultural Diversity Celebration - Honoring People and Cultures through art " first held in Brazil and now in the USA and the International Day of Peace Celebrations gathering 2000 people in Brazil (2009 and 2010).

Creative Peacebuilding - Celebrating the International Day of Peace


Opportunities to engage in collaborative and transformative ways through storytelling, stillness, music and movement. Art has the potential to be deeply engaging and provide creative opportunities for intercultural interaction. Intercultural Peace and Justice students of the Integrative Studies Across Cultures (ISAC) of Holy Names University are going to experience InterPlay forms learning how to promote dialogue and contribute to intercultural understanding. Arabic “Salaam” Portuguese "Paz" Spanish "La Paz" English "Peace" Hindi “Shanti” Russian “Mir” Aramaic “Shlama” Chinese “P’ing” Zulu "Ukuthula" Hebrew “Shalom”. At 12:00 noon Nadia Thalji will perform " Silent Minute Peace" honoring the minute of silence for the World Peace Day connecting to the entire planet in all time zones.Creative Peacebuilding Workshop Celebrating the International Day of Peace


Venue

Holy Names University

3500 Mountain Blvd. Intercultural Peace and Justice Studies Department
Oakland, CA 94619-1627

Nadia Thalji

Nadia Thalji is Interplay's ambassador to Brazil and South America! Nadia Khalil Thalji is an InterPlay Leader, InterPlay Founder in Brazil, MA Culture and Spirituality, theatre artist, dramaturge, educational facilitator and multi - disciplinary Performing Artist active in community development and university teaching in Brazil. Co - Director and performer of Constellation Performance Ensemble with Masankho Banda. She's interested in the connection between art, social change, multiculturalism and spirituality. Her special interests are creating performing arts training practices that are both ethical and sustainable, and, facilitating conversations in international organizations that can nurture creativity, innovation social justice and cultural understanding. She has particular strengths in the areas of performance skills, voice and movement, and exploring the relationship between energy and creativity, physicality and spirituality. Mentor of "Cultural Diversity Celebration - Honoring People and Cultures through art " first held in Brazil and now in the USA and the International Day of Peace Celebrations gathering 2000 people in Brazil (2009 and 2010). 

Friday, June 10, 2011

InterPlay em parceria com Santander Cultural " Cultura de Paz alem Fronteiras"


Workshop liderado por Nadia Thalji e Masankho Banda no Santander Cultural dia 10 de Outubro integrando programacao InterPlay no mes do Dia Internacional da Paz de 10 de Setembro a 10 de Outubro. Realizacao com apoio do Santander Cultural teve a participacao de grupo intergeracional com uma sinergia que mobilizou a todos. Dialogo Intercultural e Performance logo apos a oficina InterPlay for um momento marcante com muita alegria. Destaque que dia 10 de Outubro comemoramos o anoversario de um dos maiores pacifistas GANDHI.