Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Take 2

Sask. native magazine launched to counter 'negative' press (2006)

Indian Cultural Magazine Makes It's Debut (1970)

- See: Terms

:: note :: ... one (of many) larger questions - who reads what is written ...

Sunday, December 24, 2006

him/ant/poth(er)os

"There are three portions or persons of Eros that have been classically differentiated: himeros or physical desire for the immediately present to be grasped in the heat of the moment; anteros or answering love; and pothos, the longing toward the unattainable, the ungraspable, the incomprehensible, that idealization which is attendant upon all love and which is always beyond capture. If himeros is the material and physical desire of eros, and anteros the relational mutuality and exchange, pothos is love's spiritual portion."(The 3 Persons of Eros)


- See: Terms

:: note :: ... towards a union of the three ...

Saturday, December 23, 2006

xmas resistance

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- See: Terms

:: note :: ... with a great act of the will have practiced resistance ...

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Tomma Abts

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"But they also wake you up, sharpening your perceptions, making you alert to composition and contradiction, to their spatial anomalies. Again, like characters, they are filled with deception. You might think of them as snares or traps. One glimpses things hidden just under the surface, traces of things buried under the skin."(Is anyone there?)


- See: Artists

:: note :: ... there is an incredible connection between the arts which is rarely explored ...

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Lotus

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Set in India against the backdrop of Mahatma Gandhi's rise to power, Lotus follows the life of a young girl Chulia, a child-bride, who is abandoned at a widow's ashram. There she is forced to live out a life of penitence until death.

Unwilling to accept her fate, Chulia becomes a catalyst for change in the lives of the widows. When her friend and confident, the beautiful Chendra falls in love with a young, upper class Gandhian idealist, the forbidden love boldly defies Hindu tradition and threatens to undermine the delicate balance of power within the social caste system of India.

Lotus offers an examination of the lives of widows and Indian culture in colonial India but is ultimately a lyrical story of love, faith and redemption. The flower Lotus is symbolic of spiritual attainment and the flowering of human potential. We invite you to this poetic drama full of the colour, music and dance of traditional India. The sun and the moon will take you on a complex journey into the transformative power of love.

"Live simply so others may simply live." - Mahatma Gandhi

- See: Theater

:: note :: ... the students worked on a long, complex journey arriving at a depth of understanding ... a beautiful meditation of story, song & dance ...