An opportunity to explore the world of haiku poetry is on on Friday afternoon as Blend.the space in Limassol is organising a workshop. This ancient Japanese poetry style follows a strict rhythm and structure, challenging the poet to express more by saying less. The upcoming workshop hopes to introduce more people to this poetic style.
Touching on haiku practices and methods, the event will explore the process of writing haikus as well as experimenting with performing each poem by blending it with sound and movement. The session will begin at 6.30pm with an introduction and warm-up activities to ease participants into the atmosphere of the workshop. Then, for 20 minutes a group haiku session will take place. This collaborative process is a Japanese poetry genre called ‘renga’ written by several poets.
After a short break, participants will recite each other’s haiku poems and in the final part of the workshop, layers of movement and sound will be added to the poems towards a final presentation. A closing ceremony will take place before wrapping up the event around 9pm.
“We will be running the same workshop twice so that we can offer it to more people,” say the organisers. “We think it is very important to provide opportunities to be creative, in person, with one another, while at the same time being very respectful in following the measures and guidelines for Corona prevention. There is no reason why we can’t behave safely and still participate in the culture that nourishes us.” To participate, send a message to the Facebook page of Blend.The space.
Workshop about the Japanese poetry style of haiku. April 16. Blend.the space, Limassol. 6.30pm-9pm. €10 and €5 for students and the unemployed. Tel: 96-688803