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5Rhythms Ritual Theatre has grown out of the extraordinary body of work created by Gabrielle Roth.

Lorca co-founded this wing of the 5Rhythms world through a 19-year collaboration with Gabrielle. 

Lorca met Gabrielle in 1993, and having recognized the artistic thread that bound them, they began a deep dive for 19 years investigating “the billion miles of unexplored wilderness between the head and feet” using theatre as their medium.

 

Together with they created 5RT, the theatre wing of the 5Rhythms world, collaborating on numerous original productions, labs, and ritual theatre explorations including: "Tribe". Tribe is an initiation into the power of rhythm and the rhythm of chaos, the driving beat of our time.  an interactive. highly energised dynamic communion of performer and participant, drawing on all the theatrical forces —visuals, sounds, lights and beat. "Water Bearer’s Dream", a journey across the great waters of the heart embodying the collective and fundamental struggle inherent in becoming a mother. "Sole to Soul", as well as an adaption of Sam Shepard and the late Joesph Chaikin's "Savage Love". 

Lorca and long time theatre companion Jonathan Horan are Co-directors of 5RT.

 

Lorca created “Love Letters to a Raven” in honour of Gabrielle Roth with her sister Lake Simons. This was preformed last summer at their parents theatre Hip Pocket Theatre in Texas. They are in further development  of Love Letters now. The production will be performed at The Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City Late May 2020. 

 

Lorca is a certified 5Rhythms facilitator actively creating theatre internationally through a series of Live Wire Ritual Theatre Labs: Breath in Motion, Roots, Electric Landscapes, Soul Threading and Wing Span.  

 

Lorca is committed to scattering the seeds of this transformative process “delivering one's self back to the artistic nature of the body, sculpting spirit into shape, soul into story, dancing mind into the wind and tracing the heart home.” 

* Photo Credit: Julie Skarratt