From the AtelierELIANTO site, open letter and invitation to the BLOG
www.atelierelianto.jimdo.com BLOGthedreamingland page
“My name is Valentina Poli, welcome in Atelier Elianto .
Elianto is the Sunflower , the plant that always face the sun, here we’re going to speack of sun and moon, of day and night of dream and awakeness.
Here you are in THE DREAMING LAND.
You only can know how you arrived here and how long you are going to stay, but please, first allowed me to introduce myself, and explain you how did it happens that I arrived to THE DREAMING LAND. Shorts remarks are that I graduated in Cultural Studies in Italy. I grow up enjoying performing arts durIng many Carnival Festivals in my hometown, Venice and I travelled as much as I could. I took any chance to learn (stage, workshops, jobs) till I “ended up” in India where I researched the methodolgy of teaching classical religious dance in Tamil Nadu art’s tradition. Once I started get into yoga and meditation, even studied and teached fit-pilates and bio natural healings techniques as massage and reiki. That happens soon that I mooved abroad to work full- time in touristic resortstill the Egypt turned into Revolution. Working or voluunteering I slowly discover the magic of working with children and how much they can teach to adults. I learned. While run a wellness center in the Red Sea I started to go deeper into meditation tecniques and freediving. In fact I’ve always found myself in the sea and the nature. Back in Italy I started , initially as a game, an experiment: I swim underwater, I meditate, I see, I paint. tHAT’S THE DREAMING LAND. That’s my story and how I arrived to this PROJECT. I will tell you that whatever is your background, we’ll find a world to share. Here I start to collect dreams…
POST YOUR DREAM, THE BEST DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS WILL BECOME WATERPAINTINGS OF THE DREAMING LAND ….NEVER MIND IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHY YOU’VE JUST DREAMT ABOUT, SOMEONE ELSE WILL MAKE AN EFFORT AND TURN YOUR DREAM IN A DIFFERENT POSSIBLE REALITY. THAT’S ALL MY WORKSHOPS ARE ABOUT. THE BETTER WAY, I FOUND OUT, TO SPEACK ABOUT DREAMS AND POSSIBLE LIVES TO ASK ADVICE TO THOSE WHO CONSIDER EVERYTHING POSSIBLE. THEY ONLY KEEP THE SECRET AND THE POWER. ASK CHILDREN. AND…ASK YOUR CHILDHEART…