Theatre and art are a part of Heraclitus life. They are also a training device, where ‘ensemble’ and ‘crew’ are interchangeable concepts in participatory expression in a small group, while developing the discipline of developing an idea within a given time limit– ‘the show must go on.’
Dance and song are key in many cultures. During the Amazon Expedition in 1981, arriving in a village, the crew performed a dance drama with music, as did their village hosts. These performances overcame language barriers and created the trust necessary for reciprocal exchange, in this case the sharing of ethnobotanical knowledge.