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!