The Orpheus Institute
The Ancient Greeks erected spectacular venues where great classical dramas were staged with music, in impressive amphitheaters connected to highly-developed healthcare centers. People traveled to these locations from around the world in the quest to be healed by powerful cathartic theatrical spectacles. Yet blending the grand spectacle of music, art and medicine into a single magnificent facility is a feat not attempted in more than 2,500 years.
During the past decade, multi-talented creators and practitioners in diverse specialties have worked diligently and collaboratively to debut just such project that—inspired by Orpheus—blends the performing arts, medical sciences, and modern technology together.
Help us change the way to heal people around the world!
The Orpheus Project was created to integrate the Grand Spectacle of Music and Art with Medicine into the framework of a Magnificent Facility, designed to empower individuals to experience a cathartic emotional journey, while also benefiting from innovative health care techniques.
The concept is comprised of two central features:
The Orpheus Experience — a wide-range of modern-day, ten to fifteen hour musical multimedia show evolving within strategic two-to three hour long sessions — is inspired by the myth of Orpheus adapted for the 21st Century, whose action takes place simultaneously on stage and on screen. It is the core of The Orpheus Project.
The Orpheus Center, a large complex comprised of a 3,000-seat amphitheater, a comprehensive healthcare center, on-site accommodations and catering facilities to ensure a comfortable curative stay.
EPIDAURUS — 6th Century BC
Ancient Greeks erected spectacular venues where great classical dramas were staged with music, in impressive amphitheaters associated with highly-developed healthcare centers. People traveled to these locations from around the world in the quest to be healed by powerful cathartic theatrical spectacles…
IN THE CURRENT DAYS,
Millions of people yearn to experience such a cathartic emotional journey, with the support of specialized health care treatments to enhance their health and well being. And yet, integrating the grand spectacle of music, art, and medicine into the framework of a magnificent facility is a feat not attempted in more than 2500 years…
When created and produced with intention, Great Staged Spectacles can:
Contribute to the exploration of the inner workings of human drama
Show the beauty of the universal human adventure
Raise spectator consciousness
Guide individuals in their search for meaning
Reveal the ability of humans to excel and transform themselves.
The Orpheus Project is dedicated to establishing a collaborative environment by assembling the collective endeavors of many talented and dedicated partners. The Project originator Alain Amouyal aspires to assemble an international creative team comprising of
• Artistic and technical colleagues in music, choreography, film, avant-garde scenographers, and other specialists in the creative arts willing to contribute to this grand endeavor
• Scientists and health care practitioners with aninterest in exploring and validating the concept of music and art as a viable healing intervention.
The Orpheus project and its partners must collectively support open-mindedness — in the aim to attract outstanding programs and exhibitions that stimulate spectator emotions and enhance the artistic, spiritual, and humanitarian aspects of this project.