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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!
Susan Shaw is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer. Private and public collections include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shaw is the recipient of two New York State Artist’s Fellowships and 2007/2009 residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center.
Kurt Hoss is a freelance photographer capturing the exuberance of
New York City for 35 years. A favorite project has been documenting life in south western Louisiana, culminating in two recent books, Going to Lafayette and Bosco Swamp.
Shaw and Hoss recently received an AVA gold award for video production, as producers of The Mermaid Parade.