An excerpt from “Ash Wednesday” This is the time of tension between dying and birth. The place of solitude where three dreams cross Between blue rocks But when the voices shaken from the yew-tree drift away Let the other yew … Continue reading
The New York City-based modern dance duo Eiko & Koma have worked with many raw elements–sand and leaves, earth and naked human flesh, water and…water. Water has been one of the most important and frequent elements in our work. For … Continue reading
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Tagged dance, Eiko & Koma, Lincoln Center, modern dance, music, river, Robert Mirabal, theater, video
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For centuries humans have recognized the special energies present at the places on the earth where different bodies of water meet and join. Shrines are built in these locations, ceremonies held, healings requested, offerings given and received. Here in northern … Continue reading
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Tagged Barcelona, Fuengirola, Guatemala, Lago de Atitlan, lake, New Mexico, Puget Sound, Rio Grande, river, sea, Spain, Washington
The deities in the painting are Oshun, Mars and Venus. Oshun is the Afro-Caribbean goddess of the river, love, sexuality and beauty. This prayer–an excerpt from The Pillow Book of Venus and Her Lover: Reinventing the Myth–asks for purification … Continue reading
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Tagged Afro-Caribbean, Mars, orisha, Oshun, painting, poetry, prayer, river, Tantric, Venus, Yoruba