“If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants."
"We are like dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants. We see more, and things that are more distant, than they did, not because our sight is superior or because we are taller than they, but because they raise us up, and by their great stature add to ours."
Jacques Lecoq and his Pedagogy of Movement Theatre and Theatre Creation, through my training and work at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. My teachers at the Jacques Lecoq School, in particular Norman Taylor and Alain Gautré.
Commedia dell’Arte through my work with the company Pantakin da Venezia.
Mask-making through my collaboration with master mask makers Donato Sartori at the Centro Maschere e Strutture Gestuali, Stefano Perocco di Meduna, Bruce Mars and Matteo Destro. Gestalt Therapy, through the work of Serge Ginger and my training at the Ecole Parisienne de Gestalt. The writings of Wilhelm Reich and his students Alexander Lowen (Bionergetics) and John Pierrakos (CoreEnergetics). The work of transpersonal counseling and martial arts with Bruno di Loreto Wurms. The pedagogic work and research of Amy Russell, former head of the MFA in Physical Theatre at Naropa University and now deputy director at LISPA. Taoism, Breathwork, and Wutao, through my work with Pol Charoy and Imanou Risselard, Centre Generation Tao, Paris. Process Work (Process Oriented Psychology) initiated by Arnold Mindell, through my trainings at the Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon. The writings of Carl Gustav Jung. Deep Ecology and the writings of Arnae Naess. GEN, Global Ecovillage Network, through the Ecovillage Training at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland. The writings and the recorded lectures of the poet Robert Bly. Permaculture, created by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, through my training with Chuck Burr, Jerome Osentowsky and Jeff Lawton. The writings and recorded lectures of Joseph Campbell on Mythology. The writings and recorded lectures of James Hillman, on Archetypal Psychology.