Monday, February 26, 2007

WinterTops

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See: Images

:: note :: ... the hoarfrost touched trees around the temple ... compliment another earlier set ...

Sunday, February 25, 2007

postcard from second life

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- See: Terms

:: note :: ...second life ... an educational tool ... some think so ...

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Ghinnawa

Cries


Cries of apologies gather dust

in hearts land of broken promises


land of broken

land of broken

land of broken promises

land of broken

hearts land of broken promises

land of broken

land of broken

hearts land of broken promises

land of broken

land of broken

land of broken cries

cries of apologies gather dust

land of broken

land of broken

in hearts

in hearts land of broken promises


- See: Poetry

:: note :: ... wrote a Ghinnawa ... |||AS/IS 2||| suggested the structure ... events created the emotion ...

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Pig Year

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- See: Terms

:: note :: ... bless all this year ... year started off with a presentation of Grass Jelly ...

Friday, February 16, 2007

seriously

"I know someone who speaks, in his pathetic, ignorant, yet smug and condescending fashion, as if serious were the highest of accolades rather than the most banal of modifiers. As if to call academic work serious were to qualify it in some discernible fashion. He is a stupid man, a parasite only capable of feeding off the conversation with others without offering anything himself. I think of him as a soul wasted because of the hideous personality entrapping it. He venerates the emptiness of seriousness, I'm sure, because of his correct intuition that he lacks understanding, insight, and analytic acuity." (I cite | I want to be taken seriously)


- See: Terms

:: note :: ... will simply quote ... attending the past conference this observation was voiced silently ... great to express however obliquely ...

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

discussion

"Keynote Speaker: Erin Walsh (Sid Buckwold Theatre)
All the way from San Francisco, Erin Walsh, training consultant, comes to us with a vast knowledge on topics such as media's impact on children, families and communities, violence against women in the media and video game violence. Erin is a dynamic speaker who has presented to youth groups as well as adults and professionals. She has worked at the National Institute on Media and the Family for the past five years and is a principal architect of the MediaWise movement. "
(Strong Teachers, Strong Families, Strong Communities | STA Convention [pdf link])


- See: Terms

:: note :: ... past days listened to Erin Walsh & Larry McCallum ... mediawise & Traditional First Nations Spirituality ... powerpoint presentations ... stories ... discussion ...

Sunday, February 11, 2007

CD Cover

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- See: Image

:: note :: ... cd cover done ... all pleased ... space was at a premium with the middle hole ...

Friday, February 09, 2007

to attend or not to

... with only obligation & sense of duty attended ... then wrote ...

No Exit & The Bald Soprano performed on the same evening create a wonderful juxtaposition and exploration of the space between word and action. Even the title Greystone Shorts 4 Evening A (or is it B) makes existential absurdity.

Sartre & Ionesco, two French playwrights of now classic stature, challenge student directors to sharpen their understanding of theater history, translate dramatic style into living action and live the question of theatrical conventions in a very practical way.

The evening depends on confronting the rejections which Sartre so brilliantly outlines in his 1966 lecture, Myth & Reality in Theater . It is much more than letting a play speak for itself ... it may not make a sound ... it needs to be heard ...

Each production must ask the vital question which measures all. Why theater? The modern classics may be anachronisms of quaint, old monuments and yet the inner unity of a complex work factored by the audience & the society from which the audience comes tests the conditioned reflexes.


"When I was young I had a professor who gave me private lessons without being paid. He was a great wise man and a specialist in Hinduism. When I began doing theater, I invited him to a performance but he refused. Why, had he refused, I asked him? He said, 'Because no matter what you do, it will transform itself into a hermitage.' (Grotowski)

- See: Theater

:: note :: ... theater as hermitage ... relics of a hermit ... temple living hermits ...

Monday, February 05, 2007

Steinism

"As long as the outside does not put a value on you it remains outside but when it does put a value on you then it gets inside or rather if the outside puts a value on you then all your inside gets to be outside." (The world of Gertrude Stein | via wood s lot)


- See: Terms

:: note :: ... my own steinism: when I am alone I am not ... when I am not alone I am with you ...