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There's almost nothing better than a warm welcome. Anxieties are put to rest. Communications channels stretch open. And smiles light the way forward. Magdalena Gómez uses theater, dance and movement techniques along with words and writing to help participants open hearts and minds to new people and new experiences. This fun, playful and helpful interactive workshop, part of The House of the Seven Gables' Community Conversation series, is Wednesday, September 26, 6 to 8 p.m., The Gables' Visitor Center, 115 Derby St., Salem, Massachusetts. The event is free and open to the public. "These interactive activities are really about humanity," says Gómez. "We use tools like movement to build community despite language differences. It's about connecting with others without language. What we do is deeply human, engaging, fun, joyful and there is laughter." Gómez says this event will be accessible to anyone who comes and expresses an interest. "You don't have to be a dancer or theater person. What we do together helps to awaken ourselves to the idea that, yes, I am creative. It's about self-discovery, joy, being present." Those attending will have opportunities to pause and take stock. "We will look at the diverse meanings of 'welcome' and talk about how we can welcome into our lives the people, situations and things that heal and calm us, says Gómez. "Time for rest and reflection becomes increasingly elusive in our fast-paced society. Participants will create new ways to welcome more peace, people and experiences into their lives. Those planning to attend may wear loose, comfortable clothing, soft-soled shoes and their adventurous spirit!" Gómez says it's important to build empathy and connections. "There's so much stress. So much bad news. How do we create good news for ourselves.? And for those struggling in a new homeland? In fact, how do we survive without welcome? Well, actually, w
  • Start:September 26, 2018 Time: 12:00 AM
  • End:September 26, 2018 Time: 12:00 AM
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  • Where:The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St, Chilmark, Massachusetts, United States, 02535
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  • Event Type: Other
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