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  • Shantigar, located on a spectacularly beautiful old farm on a mountainside in Western Massachusetts

    Shantigar, a performing-arts retreat and center, to hold workshops in rural western Massachusetts setting

    NEW YORK; LOS ANGELES; and ROWE, MASS: “Acting.” “Being.” “Meditation.” “Awakening vision.” “Radiant health.” “Retreat.” These words and ideas leap out when one speaks of Shantigar, the educational foundation and performing-arts retreat founded by the playwright Jean Claude van Itallie in an old Davenport farm on a mountainside in Western Massachusetts near Vermont. One of Shantigar‘s guiding principles is that the performing arts can be a fount for meditation, healing and cross-pollination. According to its official website, Shantigar seeks to be a “peaceful home for writers, directors, actors, visual artists, musicians, and dancers to develop and collaborate on pieces. Shantigar offers a splendid rural setting within which to create.” So beautiful is the setting that visiting groups have not been limited to young theater or dance companies creating and rehearsing a new piece. The Ariel Group, which teaches communication skills to corporate groups, as …