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(Environment)
12 Qualities at LEC
Life Education Center (LEC) is an Auroville outreach school, providing vocational training and counseling to empower semi-educated girls from the nearby villages since 1991. In this interview, the students and some LEC teachers share personal reflections and experiences by each focusing on one of the qualities in the Mother's symbol. Paralleled in a collective visual art piece, there is also a sample of the daily chanting at LEC at the end of the session. The following are the individual names and the qualities/aspects which they explored: Read more

Friday, 18 January 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Ibsen

As it was announced by Jill, the Ibsen was a workshop production by Auroville Theater Group of opera in progress. After only three weeks of hard work and rehearsals, we have had a chance to see for three nights in a row at CRIPA in Kalabhumi an amazing piece where all the actors put the efforts and energy to bring Ibsen's last night alive in front of the eyes of audience. Libretto was done by Ronald Rand, who visited Auroville last year, music composed by Hartmut von Lieres, and the production directed by Jill. Read more

Monday, 14 January 2013
(Environment)
Solution to a 'Natural Problem' ?
With 350,000,000 menstruating women in India: what are we going to do with the waste from the newly-introduced, "modern" menstruation products? Yes, 350 million is a big number. With keen foresight, Kathy has stepped up to the plate with a team of women to try to close the bin on this massive upcoming waste production. Auroville Radio sat down with Kathy on a busy Saturday morning in Cafe Le Morgan to discuss these very current social issues and talk about opportunities for the future. Please visit ecofemme.org to find out more! Read more

Saturday, 03 November 2012
(News)
Women`s Circle Meeting News
Do you have concerns with women on the roads in Auroville? Tune in to hear a short interview with Anandi from the Women's Circle, discussing that topic for today's meeting at 5pm in Unity Pavilion. Also we have a note from Krishna regarding the Permaculture Kitchen Garden Project and some words about two upcoming movies to be shown Friday.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012
(News)
AWC on Women Safety
Auroville's 'City for Transformation' Festival will start on Friday 14th of September at 5pm at India International Centre in New Dehli with welcome addresses and inauguration of Art Exhibition (Transformation). Auroville Women Circle invites us to their regular 12th in the month meeting in year 2012 on Wednesday at Unity Pavilion in International Zone at 5pm with this month topic on women safety. The Kailash Team informs the community that new ambulance has arrived , and they would like to invite interested to join the team. Read more

Monday, 10 September 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Kabir 3rd day - Shabnam Virmani

Shabnam Virmani, is a documentary film maker and artist in residence at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore since 2002. She is director of the Kabir Project. 7 years ago she started traveling with folk singers in Malwa, Rajasthan and Pakistan in a quest for the spiritual and socio-political resonances of the 15th century mystic poet Kabir in our contemporary. - www.kabirproject.org/films - www.aurovilleperformingarts.com - Read more

Friday, 24 August 2012
(News)
Entry-Exit, Bees and Music
The Working Committee shares with us document on entry and exit policy - the version of the Auroville Foundation Admission or Termination of Persons in the Register of Residents Regulations, 2012, proposed to be put up for consideration to the Governing Board in the meeting to be held in September 2012. Tomorrow at 6pm at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture in International Zone a musical offering - Music of the Soul - mantras & sacred songs performed by Victor from Moscow.Tomorrow at 4pm Kala Kendra a presentation by Carlo Montesanti "Bee the Change" Read more

Thursday, 09 August 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Breaking Taboos

At Center of Indian Studies, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone last Saturday poetry lovers had an unique chance to peep into a rich soul of contemporary Indian woman. Monica Mody is a poet, writer and queer feminist. She has coordinated film festivals,revised a domestic violence toolkit, translated, written for an HIV campaign. At present Monica Mody is a postgraduate writer in residence, University of Notre Dame, currently pursuing a Ph.D. in East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies Read more

Wednesday, 01 August 2012
(News)
Land, L`Avenir, closed spaces
In today's news we feature interview with Renu on yesterday's sharing of L'Avenir. We need to inform the WC and/or LMTF before the publication of any mail, message, petition on this topic in order to vet if any information confidential in nature that may be detrimental to the proposed exchange is not contained therein. As every 12 Th of each month of 2012 , the women circle meets at Unity Pavilion at 5 p.m. Breathing exercises to the Pachamama . Paneurrytmic , Eternity Game and everything you can bring to the Circle .Everybody Welcome Read more

Friday, 11 May 2012
(City Life)
The Lives of Others
Kalki a transgender rights activist with the Sahodari Foundation, was in Auroville to present a talk about the transgender community in India. Kalki spoke about the various difficulties that they face with the government, the law and the society. Kalki who has lived in Auroville for two years questioned their acceptance by the Auroville community. Kalki presented a documentary Sowndarya about lives and acceptance of transgenders in India. Lot of concerns and questions were asked by Aurovillians which Kalki answered in depth. Read more

Sunday, 29 April 2012
(News)
Darshan Day, Open House
Amphitheatre Group reminds us for the Collective Concentration under the Banyan Tree, tomorrow on the darshan day and the The Mother's Final Arrival Day. In today's news we feature interview with Kalki who will presents 'The Lives of Others' on Saturday in Town Hall. TLC invites us to their open house on Thursday 4.30pm at new last school builiding. Tomorrow at 7.30 pm at the Red Door of Arka Girogio and friends will share with the community a selection on a projection of Chronotypes. Thursday at 5.30pm at Unity Pavilion General Meeting. Read more

Monday, 23 April 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Kabir 3rd day - Parvathy Baul
Parvathy Baul is a singer, painter and storyteller from West Bengal. After receiving her initial music and dance training during her childhood, she studied visual arts at the Kala Bhavan at Shantiniketan, the university founded by Rabindranath Tagore. Meeting with the living tradition of Baul prompted her to choose the path of self-training in the Baul order rather than an institutional degree. Impressive beauty, personality and intensity of her devotional chanting and rotating dance, make her unique. Read more

Saturday, 21 April 2012
(Environment)
Do you drink Water? Stay Tuned!
Everyone has time to donate their lives to a worthy cause. Thinking about the priority of the physical human life, just after the air there's water. Thinking only about who needs water to grow up the edible plants we use to eat everyday, it's easy to connect all together in this problem: Auroville water is always less clean and more difficult to store, even in the aquifer. So do we care about it? Nathalie (in the english interview), is one who does care, and for the first time spoke at a meeting: the one of Water Read more

Friday, 20 April 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Akatha Kahani: untellable story
Akatha Kahani or untellable story is a presentation on Kabir, where three sisters attempt to showcase this special alchemy between Kabir and his listeners by sharing their individual encounters with Kabir. One wrote a book for young adults, another sings her songs passionately and yet another expresses Kabir's impact on her through Bharatnatyam. Akatha Kahani, features Jaya Madhavan author of Kabir the weaver poet book, Bindhumalini a singer trained in both Carnatic and Hindustani music and Archana, a Bharatnatyam dancer and French translator. Read more

Tuesday, 17 April 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Kabir - Shabnam Virmani

Second night of Kabir Festival of Sacred music in Auroville started with Shabnam Virmani, who is very well known in the country as initiator of changes of social fabric starting her path as journalist, continuing as a film maker, and finally in 2003 she began Kabir project as idea of making a series of this late 15th century mystic poet. Soon she began to recognize that where was a seed that once planted had deep inner resonance that rippled trough individuals, communities and world creating an intangible change of spirit and of consciousness. Read more

Sunday, 08 April 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Daniela Regnoli in Uragani
On tuesday 13th in Cripa at 9pm Daniela Regnoli has performed Uragani. This is a musical journey in the Germany of the Thirties, through ballads and songs written by Bertolt Brecht and set to music by Kurt Weil, which takes us into the past century's Europe in the period between the two wars. There are stories of women who recall their sixtenneth year of age, when they were still children and ready to fall in love with the first wrongdoer they would meet, women without adolescence who grew up too quickly under the bombs of the 2nd world war. Read more

Friday, 23 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Voice Polyphoniques - Tantidhatri
On 13th at Cripa the Voice Polyphoniques, a vocal women group made by Brigitte Cirla, Tania Zolty and Marianne Suner, has performed Black Sea Songs in Georgian, English and French. The concert is a tribute to Edisher Garakanidse, singer, ethno-musicologist and founder of the group Mtiebi from Georgia. He taught at the music conservatoire in Tbilisi where he was a colleague of Nato Zumbadze and post graduate tutor to Nana Kalandadze, who worked with Brigitte Cirla and Helen Chadwick on the first edition of this Black Sea concert. Read more

Friday, 23 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Adoration of the Mother
On Saturday the 10th in Amphitheater of Matrimandir was played the performance Adoration for the Mother. It was the inauguration of the starting program of Tantidhatri International Women's Performing Art Festival. The performance with movement, dance, Russian bells, voice and projected images, has realized by Grace, Jyoti, Joy, Kanchana, Liudmila, Manjula, Srimoyi, Terra & Vera. Flowers were the subject of the projections which enfolded all the scene with a magic colored screen. Read more

Wednesday, 21 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
5 Short Films by Women Directors
On Friday 9th in Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Aurofilm has presented 5 short films in collaboration with IAWRT (International Association of Women in Radio and Television) and Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication-Pondicherry University. The showed projections, part of the 2nd Asian Women's Film Festival, were: Capsule by Shreen Soliman (Canada), 1, 2, 3 by Nazli Deniz Guler (Turkey), Yup, It's My Body by Kiki Febriyanti (Indonesia), It's the Same Story by Nina Sabnani and Superman of Malegaon by Faiza Ahmad Khan (India). Read more

Wednesday, 21 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
The Castle of Holstebro
As part of the Tantidhatri festival, this play was performed in Cripa last thursday. It is played solely by Julia Varley, an artistic director, writer and above all member of Odin Theatret in Denmark. Written by Eugenio Barba, The Castle of Holstebro is a dialogue between a young woman and her eternal companion following the lines of a "stream of consciousness", set in a phantom castle. Two entirely different characters played by just one person is quite a thing to witness. A moving play filled with music and monologues/dialogues.

Friday, 16 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Radha Bhav by Parvathy Baul
Parvathy Baul, so well known to Auroville audience and always warmly welcome for who she is, what she quietly yet firmly stands for, this time organized the Tantidhatri Festival. Her own journey as a Baul singer has not been one lined with roses, but the call for it was stronger for her. In her play, her songs, her mesmerizing voice and passion and energy brought to life a universal story of love. Her paintings, as part of the performance, vividly depicted the characters of Rahda and Krishna and others. Read more

Friday, 16 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Being Actress in Bengal Theater
Rwita Dutta Chakraborty was born in North Bengal and has always been into creative arts. She has become an actress for television and stage-plays and is now well known in the Bengal theater scene. After a short presentation about her Guru Tripti Mitra, who inspired her in her work, Rwita impressed the audience by her solo performance. She picks up the telephone and starts the play... Listen to the monologue in Bengali. This performance is part of the Tantidhatri International Womens Performance Arts Festival in Auroville. Read more

Friday, 16 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Tantidhatri - Out or In?
Bruna Gusberti at the Tandtidhatri festival presented at Sri Aurobindo Audittorium, Bharat Nivas in Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone act of a woman who reflects on whether to remain closed within her feelings, dreams and sorrows, or not, so as to feel alive. Again minimalistic approach as in props as in the act itself, which tends to tell much more in the silence of "in" than maybe on the "out" tries, finally crosses "in" with heart beat and flowery umbilical cord broken off the stage into the light of love.

Thursday, 15 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Tantidhatri - Umbral
"Umbral" or Threshold was offered to the audience by Cristina Castrillo at the stage of Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, at Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone. Minimalistic approach of mono play simply tells the story of actress's life, or better glimpses of it, the way she perceived it, sensed it rather than that really was. Without doubt her trace in theater is huge as she dedicated all her efforts to the research of elements which are basic for an actor, who is always at the heart of the inventive process. Read more

Thursday, 15 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Women in Tamil Theater
Kalaairani was born in Tamil Nadu and is a well known actress. She is part of the Tantidhatri International Womens Performance Arts Festival in Auroville and yesterday she performed in the MMC Auditorium. Kalaairani was telling her familys story and explained the difference between cinema and theater. More than once she made the audience laugh out loud by her funny way of narrating. Maybe it is because of her 'Tanglish', a humorous mixture of English and Tamil, that her acting is so special and hilarious. Read more

Thursday, 15 March 2012
(News)
Tomorrow in Conference Room in Town Hall will be workshop and seminar on sustainable Regional Plan for Villuppuram Auroville Cuddalore Puduchery organised jointly by INTACH Pondicherry, PondyCAN and Auroville Town Development Council, with opening welcome of Bala Baskar. In today's news Bridget talks about this event. The Working Committee invites community on March 22 at 6.00 pm at La Terrace welcome back Mr N. Balabaskar, our new Secretary and at the same time, to bid farewell to Mr S. Loganathan, who has been the Acting-Secretary. Read more

Thursday, 15 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
The Tradition of Kamigatamai
This is a performance called 'Yuki' by Keiin Yoshimura from Japan. It is one of the most popular jiuta dances which tells the story about the Japanese woman Yuki who decides to become a nun in a monastery. Accompanied by traditional Japanese music (Soh Sugiura) Keiins sublime movements and her fascinating appearance impressed the audience. After her dance, the visitors were given the chance to ask questions and get to know her a little better. Programme in English and Japanese. Read more

Thursday, 15 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Helen asks What`s Theater Anyway?
A theater and digital media artist from New Zealand, Helen Varley Jamieson gave a presentation of her work - Cyberformance - a unique online theater where artists from remote parts of the world come together online to give live performances. When questioned whether such a performance can be called 'theater' or not, Helen embarked on a research and asked a counter question, 'What is Theater anyway?'. One result of the research is this talk, which, like her medium of performance, is very interactive and led by questions from the curious audience. Read more

Wednesday, 14 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Bruna explores Theater of Roots
Bruna Gusberti started working in the theater at the unusual age of 40. As an actress she did many performances and now since about 10 years, she is assistant director for Cristina Castrillo for all productions of Teatro delle Radici. In this talks she shares her personal discovery of the theater world, her love affair with the art, and her own inner journey from being a teacher and a social worker to becoming a theater performer and then dedicating herself into studying the process of creation of the theatrical pieces. Read more

Wednesday, 14 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Cristina as the Actress in Exile
Cristina Castrillo has dedicated over four decades to professional theater working as an actress, a teacher and a director. This is a superbly inspirational presentation by her where she talks about her exile from her home country and finding a home in her dreams, in what she does, and in the people who love her. In this short but powerful talk, she shares her contemplations on 'How many other kinds of exiles are there?' and 'When does 'nostalgia' become a positive word?' (In Italian, translated on the spot to English by Bruna Gusberti.) Read more

Wednesday, 14 March 2012
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