The play is called 'Kybele's Daughters'. It is based on the myth of the mother goddess Cybele and inspired by the lives of heroines such as Jeanne D'arc (France), Frida Kahlo (Mexico), Coco Chanel (France), Ruth Bader Gingsburg (America), Rita Levi-Montalcini (Italy), Maya Angelou (America), Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Russia) and Kara Fatma (Turkey), who came from different cultures and regions and left their mark on the world.
Our world is changing and evolving rapidly. And we are finding it difficult to keep up with this change. Pandemics, climate change, local and regional wars, migrations, economic collapses and the food crisis remind us that on standing on the brink of an irreversible process of transformation.
All these negative developments that we are experiencing are having a severe impact on the European continent and on Germany as well as on the whole world. The destination of the large waves of migration resulting from these problems is the country, we live in. Psychological, social, economic and political difficulties caused by migration shake countries to their very foundations. As a result, the migrants and also the people in the receiving countries pay a high price.
At the individual level, we are looking for a way out of the pressures that all these experiences are putting on our family, work, social, psychological and cultural existence. While many of us are out there searching for this solution, we are sacrificing some of us weighed down by life's physical and mental health without knowing what to look for.The play 'Kybele's Daughters' is intended to remind those lost in the modern age to look within themselves should look and that they have the necessary resources to deal with their problems, because someone who has problems with his own self and cannot put his own inner world in order is not able to integrate into society and to To contribute to peace in society. Unfortunately, without peace within, no peace can be made outside.
Being aware of what you want, taking the necessary steps toward that desire, knowing how to overcome the obstacles you face inside and out, and having a strategy in overcoming those obstacles To have is one of the greatest needs of modern man.Just as a lost passenger now needs navigation to find his way, 'Kybele's Daughters' carries the mission of the guide like a navigation system for the seeker in the solution his problems.
In addition, there has recently been a denial of the role of women in society as a whole and an increase in violence against women. The lack of self-confidence and self-esteem in women due to their upbringing and the attitude of society The fact that women earn less than men in the world of work and that there are fewer women in managerial positions than men shows that the inequality is still present in modern life.
Everything in life is based on a balance. Today, the imbalance between men and women is reflected in psychological, social and societal problems throughout society. However, if you look at the history of the world, women have a significant role in the process of the advancement and reconstruction of society.But over time this role was forgotten and the role of women was ignored.While by the 10,000s BC a belief system centered on the mother goddess was dominant, in the Over time, a male-dominated concept of religion prevailed, so that the goddess was forced to leave her throne.With the displacement of the goddess, i.e. 'woman power', social, psychological and political imbalances arose, which were reflected in society as a whole.Experience today unfortunately we are suffering the negative consequences of this change. Mother Earth, that gives birth and nourishes is forgotten, and the ill effects of pollution, the distortion of social roles, and man's detachment from nature have shaken the world. Woman has been stripped of her divine qualities as a warrior and made into a weak commodity.
Psychologist William Moulton Marston, creator of the character Wonder Woman, said: 'Not even girls want to be girls as long as our womanly, feminine stereotype lacks power, strength and power. They didn't want to be delicate, suave, be peace-loving, as good women should be. Even these strong feminine qualities are more and more despised as weaknesses.' Feminine traits such as perseverance, courage, fighting spirit, leadership and self-confidence are said to be masculine traits, and it has become a notion that in order to possess these traits, a woman must deny her femininity and resemble a man.
At the same time, the year-long pandemic and the strain it is putting on society has resulted in schools and businesses closing and families staying together for long periods of time. The stress of keeping children and Parents under one roof and the transformation of the home into a workplace and into a school has led to an increase in violence.While the burden of work in the home has again been borne by women, there has been a noticeable increase in cases of psychological, physical , emotional and sexual violence against women.
In order to rebuild the inner/outer peace, open dialogue and tolerance that we need after Corona, we need culture and arts, especially the unifying role of theatre, which causes empathy for other lives developed.Now all members of society, especially women, need to awaken their inner hero in order to achieve their goals and overcome the internal and external obstacles that stand in their way.To meet these needs and pay attention to them our piece 'Kybele's Daughters' was created, which meets this need with art.
The internal and external problems we are currently experiencing are similar to the challenges that have been repeated since the world existed. Economic crises, food shortages, epidemics, wars, migrations, social and psychological trauma affecting the entire society crush are problems humanity faces in every age.Unfortunately, due to the illusion of time and the hustle and bustle that modern life brings, we forget the sufferings of the past.However, every suffering and problem has its own solution. Problems also bring forth the heroes who will lead the society and implement the solutions.It is precisely at this point that the play 'Kybele's Daughters' aims to engage the viewers by staging the lives of 'Heroic Women' living in different eras and different regions of the world have lived to enlighten and awaken their inner hero.
Joseph Campbell, the famous American mythologist, said: 'We don't have to face the adventure alone, because heroes of every epoch have preceded us, the labyrinth is well known, what remains for us is the red thread of the hero's path to follow.' Our play is based on the concept of 'The Hero's Infinite Journey', which arose from Joseph Campbell's mythological research and from the work of Carl Jung, the founder of Analytical Psychology, in psychology, with the aim of bringing to light those in Arda Eşberk's book 'Awaken The Hero Within' narrates the physical and spiritual journey humanity has taken to awaken the hero within, told as a story and staged as a play.
Emma Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz said: 'When a myth is presented in a ritual or a fairy tale is told, the healing element in it acts on the person who pays attention to it, with the archetypal form of the comes into contact with the situation and thereby becomes a part of it in order to 'order' and be mobilized by it.' In the context of the birth and death myth of the mother goddess Cybele, our piece aims to offer the audience a visual feast through a transformative journey through the magical atmosphere of dance, music and theatre.
The ensemble of nine actresses, who are being trained under the umbrella of the Berlin Conservatory for Turkish Music (Berlin), and nine dancers from BEM Volkstänze (Stuttgart) will personally benefit from the preparation of the piece when it comes to the place of women in society and awakening the heroines within them Interactively enacting the stories of the heroines, leaders in society in different cultures and regions of the world, with dance and music, audiences are treated to the Mirrors are held up and viewers are invited to awaken the heroes in them.
'Kybele's Daughters' is a universal play because of its mythological background and the fact that the selected heroines come from different religious, linguistic and ethnic and social circles from all over the world. While it focuses on heroines, it is also telling actually the story of self-search, of human self-realization. It's a play that people of all ages, religions and races and genders can watch and take away with them.
Watching this play will give young people a clear sense of the need to receive the guidance they need in their preparation for life, and will help adults motivate themselves to face life's challenges. In this context, the play aims to first encounter the Berlin audience and then to open up to the whole world, especially Germany and Turkey.
Arda Eşberk, born in Adana in 1983. A graduate of Çukurova University, Business Administration in English, Eşberk has established yoga associations in many cities of Turkey since the age of 18. Adana, Gaziantep, Marmaris, Balıkesir, Istanbul, Mersin, Diyarbakır, Mardin, Ankara He has given seminars and local-national television-radio programs in cities and universities such as. He received sound therapy at a music academy in India and Kundalini Yoga training in a hospital where medical doctors treat their patients with energy. He participated in an international personal development organization in Italy. China and Thailand He studied Tao during his travels to
He studied theater, singing, dance and acting in front of the camera at Müjdat Gezen Art Center, Ekol Drama, one of the most well-known art schools in Turkey, and took lessons from directors such as Şahika Tekand, Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Zeki Demirkubuz, Ezel Akay. She completed her master's degree in acting and cinema at Kadir Has University. She started her creative drama leadership training at the Ministry of National Education with the guidance of the master actress Ayla Algan, whom she calls 'my dear guide'. Brad Pitt and Ivanna Chubbuck, the acting coach of many famous names in Hollywood He became a student of “Will You Be My Casting Friend?” Arda Eşberk, the author of the book, gave 'Cambridge approved English Drama' training for children and young people aged 4-17 at Tarabya British Schools of Cambridge University.