Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Dialogue seeks to span an evolution of consciousness

Evening Showing: dialogue, an evolution of consciousness
Sri Aurobindo Auditorium ::: 8:00 PM

Tuesday March 17th 8 p.m. Sri Aurobindo Auditorium

London Eurythmy is proud to present its new programme, dialogue. This programme is touring internationally from March 2009 passing through India, Taiwan, and Thailand. Auroville is their first stop.

The programme is as follows:
From The Egyptian Book of the Dead
Chorus from Iphigenia at Aulis Euripides
Poem 11th Century Walter von der Vogelwide,
Meditation P. Hindemith
From where does Evil stem? The Portal of Initiation R. Steiner
The Interceptor Edwin Muir
Prelude Busoni, from Vivaldi and Bach

dialogue seeks to span an evolution of consciousness, to establish clear and differentiated juxtapositions between different epochs from the Egyptian through ancient Greek to Medieval and modern times. In the second half a mixture of classical music and lighter humoresques offer a programme that speaks to an international audience. The programme is intended also as an introduction to the diversity and startling beauty of Eurythmy as an art form.

This performance is to Western Classical piano played by Aurovilian Pushkar.
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Friday, March 06, 2009

Preeti Vasudevan is working on a new dance-theatre inspired by a canto in Sri Aurobindo’s “Savitri”

The Hindu : Metro Plus Delhi / Profiles : Flights of fancy
Thursday, Mar 05, 2009
Preeti Vasudevan talks to Nandini Nair about her unique style of dance-theatre

Having experimented with Bharatanatyam since the early 90s, Preeti believes in the need for the abstract. She feels that movements and gestures risk being ossified if they are approached in a literal sense. Instead, there is a need to relate movement with ones self, with the text, with other dancers etc. While Preeti’s world is a global world, Bharatanatyam remains her source. “It’s like weaving,” she says, “there are many different threads that are needed but there is one source thread.”

With “Absent Lover” now present on stage, Preeti has started working on a new project, inspired by a canto in Aurobindo’s “Savitri”. Still in its infancy, Preeti only knows that it will be performed with three musicians.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Ayesha Kapur admits that this film is far more challenging than Black

Ayesha prefers Hollywood over Bollywood
Times of India - New Delhi, India 6 Mar 2009, 1233 hrs IST, PIALI DASGUPTA
Ayesha Kapur is happy to return to films with ‘Sikandar’, but still wants to be a normal girl.
If Black catapulted her to child prodigy status, Sikandar will certainly establish her as a gifted young actor...

Growing up on a staple of Hollywood films, Ayesha admits she hasn’t had much exposure to Bollywood flicks. “English is my mother tongue. I love being in Bollywood but would be more comfortable in Hollywood. I watch the films of some of my co-stars, though. For instance, I watched My Brother Nikhil with mom and cried buckets. Later I told Sanjay Suri, who plays my father in Sikandar, about it.”

The little girl dreams big. “I want to study in the US and get admission into an art school because I like to write and draw,” she smiles. But presently, she loves being an eighth standard student of Auroville in Puducherry. “I guess I’m different from a city-bred girl because I’ve grown up in Puducherry — in a completely different environment. I’m glad I’m here. A lot of child stars in Mumbai are deprived of a normal childhood. They get engaged in the whole masala of Bollywood. But I can go out with my friends for dinner. People recognise me as Ayesha and not the girl from Black. As much as I enjoy the attention, I’d like to stay here for some time,” maintains Ayesha.

Her mature demeanour betrays her age. “It’s probably got something to do with my upbringing. I travel a lot, which is important. You can learn only certain things in school. But travelling opens you up to varied cultures. I’ve been to Egypt, Africa, USA, Bali, Bangkok and Germany, where my grandparents live,” says the half-German, half-Punjabi girl.