Play is freely chosen, intrinsically motivated and personally directed.
It’s a valuable expression of life, and can be all too easily undervalued by adult culture as we fall into time constraints with career pursuits. But the opposite of Play is not Work, it’s Depression.
Adult culture demands elaborate rituals to justify Play. These elaborate rituals sometimes express themselves though commercial ventures that create so much procedure, that the freely chosen and personally directed elements are diluted, or eliminated entirely.
Burn BC embraces and respects the playful spirit, and fosters the creativity that goes with it. It’s a core theme in many of our projects, and leads us to amazing, ephemeral, and unexpected experiences. We celebrate by playing with Art, Music, Dance, Performance Art and collaborative projects.
While some of the themes that contributing artists and event participants explore have very serious and even highly profound undertones, by letting loose our ideas (profound and superficial) we can play with them on a journey through self-discovery. With unmediated self-discovery we find our personal identities and share them openly with each other and our community.
Play needs no justification, but if you are looking for it, please watch this wonderful TED talk.
The importance of Play
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