Friday, May 2, 2008

Ghandhi Takes a Taxi

Actually, last night we saw an incredible version of Glass' opera, Satyagraha.

Satya is the Sanskrit word for “truth”; agraha means "firmness". The two words combined may be rendered as "the firmness of truth.” It can also mean "truth force."

Satyagraha is a philosophy and practice of nonviolent resistance developed by Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi deployed satyagraha during his early struggles in South Africa.

Julian Crouch a director of London’s provocative Improbable theater company used amazing improvisational puppetry. Tenor Richard Croft gave fantastic shadings to the chant-like music and the conducting was sublime.

This is why we love New York—ain't that the truth!

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