"Angels & Demons at Play" is an interdisciplinary work involving dance, shadow puppets, electronic visual media and live music provided by members of Gamelan Genta Kasturi. The focus of this piece is the exploration of the interplay of positive and negative energetic forces using the vehicle of traditional Balinese dance drama, masked dance and shadow puppet theater as points of departure for the collaborators to create an original multi-media work.
The Collaborative Partners
Choreography | Penelope Hearne, Kalen Compernolle, Tuesday Faust
Costumes | Bryan Brock, Krystal Jolicoeur, Brie Blakeman, Tracie Davis
Music | Patrick Alonzo Conway, Sun Ra
Electronic Visual Media | Dwight Frizzell, Emily Kissner
Shadow Puppets | Allan Winkler
Lighting Design | Rachael Shair
Poetry | Sun Ra excerpts from "The Immeasurable Equation"
Gamelan Genta Kasturi with special guests Dwight Frizzell and Shawn Hansen
All texts written by Le Sony’r Ra
taken from “THE IMMEASURABLE EQUATION”
I L L U M I N A T E S
Articulates the symbol of .......
On what it radiates
On what it illuminates
It casts the touch of fire.
These images are twins
They draw, they sketch,
They figure, they blueprint
Vibrations Sound both heard and unheard
Vibrations both seen and unseen
Deep highway rays of communication
With/to the All universe
Even it’s unknown duality phases
If it is to see, to be, to know:
The Vibration will let you know
The Vibration will let you see
The Vibration will let you be
The Vibration will let you be
Track Name: 2nd Recitation & Masked Dance
“THE OTHER OTHERNESS”
When one understands through feeling
There is no gravity geo-captivity
Through the earth-ego-involvement desire,
Thus the supervised state of distances,
And earth-bound limitations
Are no longer valid.
The celestial spirit master dwells
Above and within....
For we who are know we are to is...
To be and am
We be am
Within its energy-rays....
To rise above
To feel our worthless pricelessness
Invaluable rare celestial touch
A Separate onliness to own and on .
The onness movement out
To behold kindred otherness
Of an other otherness
That is not like to or of
If they are of a non-similarity
Advancements will be made
But it is to be of other dimensions
These advancements are beyond the measured.
They are advancement
It is outside as advancement always is.
the eternity/cycle/age code is circle
return again according to the record
Repetition of the mirror existence
Yes, outside of the shadow world
Advancement shall be made
With giant strides
And lightning comprehension
Track Name: 3rd Recitation and Gamelan arrangement of Angels & Demons at Play
THE SHADOW OF THE FIRE
The vibrations of the sounds seem the same
But the meanings of the sounds
Take separate directions
At the crossroads
Of the cosmic point of the arrow
Beyond this age
Through the darkness of the light years
And the light years of the darkness
Is the pure light of the pure darkness
And the pure darkness of the pure light
The light is as the darkness
Because the light is the image
And the shadow of the fire.
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