There are codes of conduct, implicit and explicit, that govern our lives and our attitudes. Some of these are spoken, but many are unspoken. Some are enforced by authority figures, some by our peers, and still others by our own internal sense of what is acceptable. These codes can become toxic and destructive, causing harm to those who follow them and to those who rebel.
In this workshop, students will experience the ways that rules can be handed down to become unspoken assumptions, and the effects those rules have on society and culture. They will have the chance to play out some of the ancient codes of warriors in ancient myths, and experience some of the consequences: positive and negative.
At the end of this workshop, students will choose their own “code” – the set of rules and aspirations that they want to live by, for the world that they want to create.