Celebration of Life! “Be-In”
Artists Commemorating 9/11
“Celebration of Life!” - a dance-percussive-art “Happening” - features Sticks & Stones healing ritual artist Judith Z. Miller’s primal wearable art and sculpture made from trees and stones, set to a live soundscape of global rhythms by Music for the Masses DJ Neva Wartell, in Park Slope’s lush St. Marks/Warren Street Community Garden.
“Celebration of Life” will include dancers in body paint wearing Judith’s handmade, one-of-a-kind amulets, moving throughout the garden with her “Sacred Staffs” made from the roots and trunks of trees. Dancers will be accompanied by music spun by DJ Neva along with live percussion. The community will be invited to participate.
Artist/Designer/Raconteur Thomas Lyn Pool will display his origami designs and teach participants how to make their own beautiful designs.
Jazz improvisational and devotional vocalist Deborah Shelton, who has been teaching singing and vocal improvisation for over twenty-five years, will lead a song circle combining vocal improvisation and multi-part songs of faith, hope and love.
Artist, designer, muralist Jim Su will paint the dancers’ bodies.
Dancers are invited to honor the earth by creating movement in response to the song “MANKIND” by MAURI, accompanied by live music.
Dancers, Choreographers, Percussionists, Body Painters, Poets & Writers, Photographers, Videographers, and advance & on-site Event Organizers are invited to collaborate. If you want to participate, please let us know what skills you'd like to share!
POTLUCK: Please bring food and non-alcoholic beverages to share. The grill will be fired up.
*RAIN DATES, Saturday, September 24 or Sunday, September 25th.
DJ NEVA (Music for the Masses) is an ethnomusicologist and long-time cultural activist. Along with performances at festivals and events, she co-produces "New York International" — NY’s longest-running weekly live-format World Music radio show — on Haitian community station Radio Soleil [http://www.radiosoleil.com/
More information: [http://www.facebook.com/DJNeva
Radio show archive: [http://www.djneva.podOmatic.com/
Judith Z. Miller (Sticks & Stones) is a self-trained healing ritual artist who lives in an erotic, musical, spiritual universe. Inspired by the beauty of nature and the guiding force of her intuition, she draws and creates primal sculpture and wearable art from trees, stones and found objects, which she fashions into ritual staffs, instruments, wearable amulets, and employs in healing rituals.
To learn more about Judith Z. Miller, go to:
Event Hashtag: #911COL
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We invite you to create and document a submission for "Return, Remember" sponsored by the Brooklyn Arts Council at Celebration of Life!
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION - BROOKLYN ARTS COUNCIL
Ephemeral Memorials in the Legacy of September 11th Deadline: September 30, 2011
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For information and inspiration, view this beautiful memorial on CityLore's website: