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(Arts & Culture)
The Madwoman of Chaillot

A poetic satire and a romantic comedy, the drama by French dramatist Jean Giraudoux, written in 1943, was put on the stage of the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in the International Zone, by Ellen. Excellent acting by Afsaneh, Anandamayi, Charu, Daniel, Dodo, Elke, Emanuele, Francois, Ingo, Jeff, Lyle, Mirco, Paul, Samvit, Simone, Veronique, Yuval and guests Asia, Tejas, and Kalou under Trinity coaching. Costumes were made by Agnes, Jean managed the lights, and Julia and Swaha the make up. Read more

Sunday, 02 February 2014
(Arts & Culture)
Genius Classik Stuff

It comes as no surprise that the Visitor Centre was packed last night. Why? The Genius Brothers and their Academic show "Classik Stuff", of course, and the fact that not many  would dare to miss it. Genius Brothers have, already for years, through the use of metaphorical language and humour, served up some truths. At times unmerciful, they hardly skip any area concerning our lives in Auroville, in order to expose some of the problems that bother most of us, yet providing the frame of humor, we are given the option to shift focus to a lighter point... as we go on searching for meaning in this crazy town Read more

Saturday, 26 October 2013
(News)
Friday, Friday, Friday

In today's news we are featuring Elvira's thoughts during yesterday's General Meeting (GM) on Land Exchange. Also, from the same event, some words of Auroculture's. Thereafter, a short announcement by Jesse on the Friday night events: 7.30pm Visitor Centre: Classik Stuff by Genius Brothers, and 8.30pm Unity Pavilion: A Lo Latino. Before that, however, another GM, this one on the New Entry-Exit Process Proposal, this at 4.30pm, SAWCHU. On Saturday "Shall we ...Unity?" will be happening at Kalabhumi, at 8pm. Read more

Thursday, 24 October 2013
(News)
Land Exchange, Entry

On Wednesday, October 23rd, we are invited by LMTF to a 2nd General Meeting regarding a land exchange proposal involving the North Eastern Greenbelt. This will take place at 4pm at the Unity Pavilion (International Zone). On Friday the 25th, at 4.30pm, the Entry Task Force would like to present their new proposal for the entry process, this too at the Unity Pavilion. The proposal is in response to a request from the community during the Open Platform meeting on Entry. Also on Friday, at 7.30pm Genius Brothers will present Classik Stuff at the Visitor Centre, followed by an 8.30pm Unity Pavilion A Lo Latino concert featuring Dondieu Divine on keyboards.Read more

Monday, 21 October 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Classik Stuff, and A Lo Latino

After the Singing Festival a group of singers were so inspired that they decided to continue the practice. The result is A LO LATINO, performing at 8.30pm on Friday the 25th, at the Unity Pavilion. A LO LATINO consists of 13 people from four continents - South America, Africa, Asia and Europe - led by five Colombians - Margarita, Margarita, Camilla, Alexandra, and Miguel. In this piece we talk to Margarita, who is known in the community for her work with probiotics. She invites us to A LO LATINO. We are also invited to a one hour concert - Classik Sutff by Genius Brothers - on the same Friday the 25th, but at 7.30pm at the Visitor Centre. Read more

Friday, 18 October 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Iniki malarkey, nalaki anarchy

A new kids play by Miraculous Production of shy but wildly imaginative Randolph McZozo, supported and well advised through all his endeavours by his faithful companion, the stuffed toy lion Wittgenstein, filled up the Kalabhumi Amphitheater last night. Randolph and Wittgenstein faced a barking dog, crossed a busy road, fished for dinner and delighted the audience. All simple tasks perhaps but alluding to something bigger. As usual with a Miraculous Production there was... Read more

Saturday, 05 October 2013
(News)
Aspiration, One Laugh
Saturday at 8 pm at Cripa SHAKTI DANCE TROUPE Presents a Night of Exotic Indian Dance.On Sunday May 5 at 5.05 pm at SAWCHU, Bharat Nivas we can Celebrate World Laughter Day -One Laugh * One Peace * One World joining thousands of people sending waves of laughter around the world for World Peace, Harmony and Unity. L'Avenir d'Auroville/TDC informs us that the old road between Celebration and Gunalakshmi's house will be closed to access as it has become redundant. This will also open up space options for Aurovilians looking for relocation. Read more

Thursday, 02 May 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Much Ado About Nothing
..by William Shakespeare, and brought to us by students of Last School on past Friday and Saturday. Yes, it was a night of Shakespeare, laughter, friends and families under the starlight in the amphitheater of the Last School. Story with its plot is more or less known: two love stories, humor, mischief, conspiracy, and yet ends with two marriages in satisfaction of all parties involved. Despite that director has chosen to stick to the expression of Shakespearian English, all actors proved their ability and maturity in performing. Read more

Sunday, 28 April 2013
(News)
South African Jazz on Sunday
In today's news we are featuring Jesse announcing Sorcery at Sea, a musical which we can see tomorrow and Saturday at 8pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone. Sunday the auditorium at 7.30pm will host The New South Africa Jazz Collective presented by Indian Council for Cultural Relations in collaboration of Auroville Foundation. On Sunday at 5pm at unity Pavilion German Pavilion presents Der Anfang vom Ende (play by Kafka und Beckett) with Thomas and Nikolaus Deutsch. Read more

Thursday, 21 March 2013
(Education)
The Fascination of Words
Starting with the first word fascination, and dwelling into many, which are commonly use in our daily lives when we're talking on certain subjects-that was Prof. Edwin Zappe lecture on The Fascination of Words yesterday in Unity Pavilion in International Zone. Zappe's lecture was fascinating to the audience, has took us to our thoughts reaching further, beyond the mental understanding of particular word. The new world has opened in front of our eyes.The joyful way of displaying the vast knowledge of Prof. Zappe has brought smiles on the faces Read more

Saturday, 16 February 2013
(Arts & Culture)
TWELFTH NIGHT or What You Will
The Auroville Theater Group with visiting director Haiimanot Alemu from Ethiopia put on the stage of Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas in International Zone, William Shakespeare's play "Twelfth Night" or "What You Will". This classical comedy was set in 18th century of India by beautiful costumes made by Kiran, although spoken dialogues were kept to the original version of Shakespeare's play, and language. The play is being performed for three nights - tonight and tomorrow as the last performance. Read more

Saturday, 08 December 2012
(News)
Blah Blah, Equality

In today's news we are featuring interview with Filip from Youth Center on coming Christmas Festival on 22nd of December at Youth Center. This Saturday from 2 to 5pm is another open day at Botanical Gardens and they will show the new video that Wazo and Christoph have made for the education program. This year first phase of the Aurolympics 2012-13 is going to be held in December at the School Sports Complex in Dana from Monday 3rd until 14th daily 2:30 to 3:30 for 1st and 2nd grade and 3:55pm to 5:15pm for the others). Read more

Thursday, 29 November 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Talent Show

Whole day event of the Africa House - Pavilion of African Culture at Unity Pavilion in International Zone was dedicated to Ethiopia. And as the day has unfolded, aromatic morning of coffee was followed in the afternoon by the Taher's craft and Marc's coffee painting workshops, and to the delight of audience a Talent Show. Those less shy expressed themselves on the small stage of the Unity Pavilion along with African God and Goddess of Rain. No doubt that Haimanot , with Gerhard and Saraswati on flute has lulled all by tunes of evergreen songs Read more

Tuesday, 27 November 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Good Morning Mother
Auroville Theater Group will put on the stage of Sri Aurobindo Auditorium in Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone in December Shakespeare's comedy 12nights. Featuring is an interview with Jill and visiting director Heimanot Alemu from Ethiopia. Heimanot known as an actor but presently working as communication consultant in advertising in Ethiopia, also an active member of AVI Ethiopia, has decided for 12 nights because he finds it very universal and humorous, to which he wants to add some "flavours" of the country. Read more

Sunday, 28 October 2012
(Arts & Culture)
The Grand Finale
Genius Incorporated Production at the third session of The Quiz Show have brought us to the Grand Finale on Saturday night at Visitor Centre. Game already familiar as well to the players as to the audience, which actively participated in the course of the event, again connected all in a deep sense of community. And as Wazo commented at one point :"..we are one, one body, one love, one soul...", and oneness in laughter... Since that it was the last in the series of the Quiz Shows many prizes were given out, and many thanks have been said. Read more

Sunday, 23 September 2012
(News)
A Comedian Who Drinks His Own Pee
Have you heard of Auto-Urine therapy? "Learn about the most ancient, most effective and cheapest medicine available to mankind. From any skin affliction to every illness urine therapy can cure illness or prevent it. Join Jim, aka the Australian comedian Jimbo for a fun and informative interview in today's newscast as he previews for his presentation this Sunday in the Quiet Healing Center's Harmony Hall. The Auroville radio station, and much of Auroville is closed today in honor of Ganesh and in celebration of the Ganesh Puja all over India.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012
(Arts & Culture)
OM Collective live at Solitude
The OM Collective, a group of four young, creative and talented people from US, was invited to perform for Solitude's Friday night sushi extravanganza. This band was founded after four musicians, all students on the Living Routes program (Ty, Timothy, Trevor and Mitch) decided to collaborate their skills and present a live jam at the Solitude Farm last Friday. The perfomance started with some nice solo guitar songs by Trevor and Mitch and continued with awesome live jaming and conscious hip-hop lyrics by Ty with djembe percussion by Timothy. Read more

Tuesday, 18 September 2012
(Arts & Culture)
The Quiz Show 2

Visitor Centre last night was packed again with anticipating audience which participated all the way through ... even the drizzle of the rain in the beginning nor the fire on the electrical extension did not chase no one away. More, all added to the excitement of the show which was set similar way as the first one, but of course with new players on the competing teams. Both teams clearly expressed flexibility, sense of humor, lots of knowledge on many topics, and of course huge amount of creativity. Read more

Sunday, 09 September 2012
(Arts & Culture)
The Quiz Show

How important is it to laugh together, to sometimes to say the truth or point out things about ourselves we're not too proud of, through the use of humor? It is clear again and again at the shows of Genius Incorporated Production.  Always very well attended by audience bursting with anticipation where the team will lead us on that night. Last night, with the help of many - beside Genius Incorporated Production Team of Paul, Wazo, Jesse, Christoph, also Renu, AAG, IPAS - we were exploring how much we know about.....how much we dare, explore, stand together... Read more

 

Sunday, 26 August 2012
(News)
Pro active Meetings
In today's news we feature interview with Jesse from RAS about the Collective Priorities & Values Meeting No.4 , today at 4.30 at Unity Pavilion with the topic on Restrictions to Entry. Following the call for feedback on the proposed Admission and Termination Regulations, the RAS has compiled a document in progress as a result of received feedback, and comments from GM. This Saturday 25th at 8pm at Visitors Centre we can test our knowledge of Auroville Trivia against our celebrity teams at the Quiz Show Genius Incorporated production Read more

Monday, 20 August 2012
(Arts & Culture)
New Beauty in the Town

The imaginative  trunk on the bypass road between Kalabhumi to Arka was very much inspiring to Liliana to made it alive. Here is a short interview with her just after she and Nelle finished the art installation in the middle of hot afternoon with bikes passing by, and the road workers on their job. The trunk, most likely the remains of the cyclone Thane is now alive again, with purple vest and some very colorful flowers on the head, made by Liliana at the workshop. And, of course this piece of art belongs to all, and invites to continue. Read more

Saturday, 28 April 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Peter Netmail and the Edible Book
International Teahour of the Edible Book and MailArt exhibition Bake a Book a Day was presented by Peter Netmail in Aurelec Art Gallery. The International Edible Book Festival is a creation of Judith A. Hoffberg and Béatrice Coron. Judith got the idea over a Thanksgiving turkey with book artists in 1999. Béatrice created www.books2eat.com where despite the distances everybody can enjoy worldwide's creations. They contacted friends and colleagues; their first event happened in year 2000. Since then the festival continues as an annual sensation. Read more

Friday, 06 April 2012
(City Life)
Is It Okay for Kids to Laugh? - 2
Part two of our documentary where we explore the possibilities of introducing Laughter Yoga in schools as part of the daily routine. Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers and Leaders from Canada, Fif & Hamish, have used laughter as a therapy for children. But now, they are doing an experiment of doing Laughter Yoga with about 60 children every day for 4 days at Deepanam School. Would the kids like it? Would the parents and teachers agree on the benefits? Do we even think that it is okay for kids to laugh? Let's find out! Read more

Wednesday, 21 March 2012
(City Life)
Is it Okay for Kids to Laugh?
This is part one of our radio documentary which explores the meaning of laughter in a child's life and the role of laughter yoga. Certified laughter yoga teachers and leaders from Canada, Fif & Hamish, share extremely touching stories where they have used 'laughter' to help children heal mentally, physically and emotionally. In this episode, we also observe parts of a laughter yoga session at Deepanam School in Auroville to understand some techniques used by Fif & Hamish to instill the 'happy feeling' in the hearts of the participants.

Monday, 12 March 2012
(Spirituality)
The Joy of Laughter Yoga
On Thursday, 48 Aurovilians and visitors came together to Sve-Dame, wanting to experience the benefits of laughter yoga. Fif, a certified laughter yoga teacher from Canada has come to Auroville to spread the art of laughter yoga. Together with Hamish, her husband, and Dariya, an Aurovillian, she wants to make people explore this unusual type of yoga. She’s giving us an interview about the philosophy behind laughter yoga, its history and benefits. What is laughter yoga good for? How do the participants feel about the session? Read more

Friday, 17 February 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Hurricane Theatre
Exactly two weeks after cyclone Thane devastated our town, The Visitor Centre was full with people of all ages in a sweet anticipation of honest laughter. Jesse invited us to participate in any way, to play, share a cyclone story or just to watch. Even though the Hurricane Theater was not an already set play but a series of improvisations and it brought smiles on our faces. Healthy humorous approach of issues that might be tragic connected us once again, and proved that we are, despite our differences , one family. Read more

Saturday, 14 January 2012
(News)
Hurricane Theatre Sports
Almost after 2 weeks of cyclone the "temperature" in town is optimistic with new brighter looks on the future, and healthy humor clearly shows how much alive we all still are. So, Jesse - in today's news we feature interview with him - invites us tomorrow at 7.30 at Visitor Center to a Hurricane Theatre Sports, Improvised Theatre Games on the topic of the Hurricane. Also Tomorrow at 5pm at White Hall, Bharat Nivas, Sri Aurobindo Centre for Studies India and the World invites us to a dr. Elisabeth Ursic presentation on the Divine Feminine Read more

Thursday, 12 January 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Let It Be Art!
In front of our eyes we could see vivid image of 79 years old Harold Clurman, co-founder of the famed Group Theatre of the 1930's in America. Harold Clurman was known as a "True Man of the Theater" who brought a world of new knowledge. Harold Clurman was brought to us on Christmas evening by incomparable Ronald Rand, who truly transformed himself trough two hours long preparation into the elder statesman of the American theater. Interesting, humorous Clurman's conversations with his students enlightened certain moment of history of theater Read more

Sunday, 25 December 2011
(Education)
”The Little Ones”
Very much interesting and unknown to most of us is the world of probiotics Margarita presented in her talk on "Sustainable Cities with Natural Probiotics at the Red Cross Society Training Institute at the Auroville International meeting in Addis Abbaba in Ethiopia this year. The concept that our planet with its nature is capable of healing and cleaning itself, if we give it enough time resonated in our ears, but since time short for us, the role of the natural probiotics can be of a huge importance. Drinking water, safe waste disposal. Read more

Tuesday, 22 November 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Aliens - episode 02
This is a following episode of aliens.... In this one the Alien and Desmond meet Antonio. And as they predicted, Antonio is also preparing for the Alien invasion in Auroville. At Desmond's house they all figure out something dangerous... and to get prepared they all go to some car compound to make some aircrafts. Then suddenly something happens... Desmond goes away, and nobody can find him. What will happen?...

Saturday, 15 October 2011
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