Category Archives: Performing Arts
In our usual haphazard style of conversation this week we cover the busy preparations by the WC for the upcoming Governing board Meeting, Vardarajan's book "Blessed are those", migration worldwide and to Auroville and how we respond, Wazo shares a vision of the impending new world and what the Auroville Radio will be capturing in the future, Matrimandir amphitheater embraces new cultural dimensions, Paul's new musical drama that is coming up in Sep. and more...
In this session we scan the various reports and requests for feed-back. Did you know the average Avlian is expected to give feedback (often within two weeks) on a vast variety of topics such as; Buildings, People joining Auroville, Policies, Organization changes, Economics, Avenir Plans, Legal status and more ... not counting the various surveys and questionnaires. Update on Johnny's adventure, and reminders on upcoming events at the Botanicle Gardens Celebration, Youth Link Festival of Ideas, Sante therapies center, Sludge update ... And our new feature installed allowing you to leave an audio message for Auroville on the Auroville Radio website!
This week we are joined briefly by Marissa, Ayesha, Mira and Antonio who share their experience as journalists at the radio and comment generally on growing up in Auroville and we continue with our usual blabla about everything and nothing.
In this episode we get the date right, and a brief report on the wild-life, we share our opinions on planning, the welcome entry policy which is going through a detailed feedback stage, organizing and implementing pros and cons, attitudes and more ...
But as usual we know nothing.
Last night at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India, International Zone we had a chance to listen to a collaborative stage performance hosted by visiting Yuhei Motoyama from Japan, with Grace & Terra, Oskar & Idoia, Prakash, Anandi, Tahir & Eric and more. The event itself was organized by Japan Foundation, New Delhi within ONE ASIA project - Bharat Nivas - Svaram.
As the evening was going on the rhythms were developing into a new story - dialog between different parts of the Earth.
An incredible energy that was released left numerous audience speechless.
Renu, Wazo and Andrea this week are.... NOT OKAY- We discuss how the shameless domination of money, which is continuously maintained by pragmatic arguments, (based on fear and separation), are insulting our ideals, polluting the atmosphere and delaying what we are ALL longing for and came to create. Renting space in Auroville to newcomers for personal profit should not be tolerated any longer. It goes against the very core of what Auroville wants to be.
This week we discuss the welcome changes in the Entry Policy and the need for other groups (planning, housing, finance) to make similar changes in their emphasis for an effective forward movement. Does the form have more importance than the content? We may have many beautiful school buildings but few teachers. Our prioritees are not based on the human element but on the exterior development. Is this sustainable?
Oyaya or Joy was the first song of the evening sung by Erika, and as it went forward energy was rising. Toward the end there was hardly any one sitting at peace. Smoothnes, tranquility and vibrant energy of life in Erika's and Siam's song indeed have carried us to some other space. Music which reflects today's globality of the planet, born in Caribbean islands, enriched with African and South American rhythms, and more, would be hard to label but it carries all the warmth of the heart of Erika and Siam.
At the same the night itself has proven that the need of informal social gathering to celebrate togetherness in the community is huge. And what could be more universal than the language of music.
Une série hébdomadaire de lectures par Gangalakshmi (en Français) de sélection d'oeuvres de la Mère ou de Sri Aurobindo qui lui semble d'actualité.
Cette semaine; Article de Amal Kiran sur Sri Aurobindo, Mars 1951 France-Asie -
A weekly series of readings by Gangalakshmi (in French) from selected works by or on the Mother and Sri Aurobindo. This week; an Article on by Amal Kiran published in France-Asie Review, March 1951.
Images www.blossomlikeaflower.com - Spiritual significance of flowers by the Mother.
Music; Nadaka, 2001 The Lotus of the Silent Sleep Meditation 2