Whether working with artists or corporate clients, ETC pays special attention to our artistic lineages. The question of who we are has a lot to do with whose shoulders we stand upon. Our approach is ‘towards an enlightened theatre’. We believe it is not only our job to entertain but also to awaken our audiences to the beautiful, wrenching, joyful, messy, vulnerable miracle of being human. Here’s a taste of our roots.
This very moment is always the occasion.
There is a profound truth in this: On a psychological level wounds will not disappear, what could be will never be. Scars remain. The hero will kill himself for this loss. The clown will dance with it.
Helping others is a question of being genuine and projecting that genuineness to others. This way of being doesn’t have to have a title or a name particularly. It is just being ultimately decent.
Our soul is full of wild ghosts. You will be a ghost of the highest order, baptised in the breath of a burning tornado. Your mission will be to carry, at the stroke of midnight, storms of light, playful and dazzling emotions into lively and daring theaters.
With a rebellious sense of humor we reject the idea that artists of any kind must be overly neurotic, addicted or dysfunctional in order to create. We believe that theatre artists should seek to become beacons of joyfully awakened, high-functioning expressiveness as it is their job to be clear conduits for communicating the mysteries of being human. To accomplish this we see the cultivation and practice of deep self-awareness as central to the training of theatre artists. We define spirituality as “our relationship to the unknown”. We strive for unabashed hilarity, technical mastery, innovation and vulnerability on our path towards an enlightened theatre.