International Ensemble Theatre - since 1996

Theatre of Eternal Values is an international theatre ensemble with a passionate belief in the power of theatrical performance to heighten self-awareness and inspire positive change. TEV was established in Ghent in 1996 by performing artists and theatre practitioners dedicated to artistic and human development. TEV has performed all over the world with original productions that express universal spiritual and cultural values that transcend political, social and geographical barriers. It founded and runs the Nrmal Arts Academy and festival Cultura dello Spirito at its homebase in Albera Ligure, Italy

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"Over time our shared human history and creative process have evolved into a common vocabulary - an aesthetic based on spiritual consciousness, collaboration and community."

"All the world's a Stage"

TEV is active both at local and international levels with 4 international touring shows in English and 11 local language productions in Austria, Germany, Italy, Canada and the UK. TEV members also work in partnership with schools, universities, companies and the community, providing hands-on expertise in educational, social and training projects. Our first international production, Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid, was performed 85 times in eight European countries and in India.

New Work

TEV fosters new work through ensemble techniques, helping scripts evolve into original productions such as Eternity in an Hour, William Blake’s Divine Humanity, Hero and Zero, Baloopa’s Journey and Zensations. We also promote imaginative re-workings of well-known classics such Faust, Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The hallmark of our productions is the frequent inclusion original live music, percussion and dance

Inspiration

TEV is  a magical space where emerging talent and seasoned professionals can hone their craft and unlock new creative energies. Our aim is to develop and perform radiant theatre that reaches the heart and opens the mind. Over time our shared human history and creative process have evolved into a common vocabulary - an aesthetic based on spiritual consciousness, collaboration and community .

"Such is the motivating power of an artist. They are the loveliest flowers of the creation, the sweetest dreams of the Creator, and the dearest parts of the human society. Perhaps they do not know how they are loved, worshipped and followed by their spectators..."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, extract from Souvenir - India, 1961)

"Theoretically, the actor ought to be more sound in mind and body than other people, since he learns to understand the psychological problems of human beings when putting his own passions, his loves, fears, and rages to work in the service of the characters he plays. He will learn to face himself, to hide nothing from himself -- and to do so takes an insatiable curiosity about the human condition." 
Uta Hagen

"Natya" (sanskrit: fusion of drama,dance and music) is the representation of the ways of the world involving various emotions and different circumstances... It brings rest and peace to people afflicted  by sorrow or fatigue or grief or helplessness....There is no art, no knowledge, no yoga that is not found in Natya."
(taken from Natyashastra, an ancient sanskrit treatise on the performing arts) 

"A holy theatre not only presents the invisible but also offers conditions that make
 its perception possible."   
 Peter Brook (The Empty Space)

“When crowds of people enthusiastically cheer and applaud you, you must constantly carry in your consciousness the awareness that the people are not enthusiastic about your person — which is only an empty garment — but about the Divine who has manifested itself through your earthly instrument.”
Karen Leslie Lyttle, HB Studio, New York

"What we now want is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the Earth and the elimination of egoism and pride. Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment."
Nikola Tesla 1919

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