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Not-Two Is Peace Ballet


The Florence Dance Company

presents

Not-Two Is Peace 2013
A Multimedia Dance Event


A multimedia explosion of dance, music, art, light . . . and Peace
A multimedia explosion of dance, music, art, light . . . and Peace
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A multimedia explosion of dance, music, art, light . . . and Peace
Official poster for Not-Two Is Peace 2013
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Not-Two Is PeaceTM and
Florence Dance Company
featured at
the Pergola Theater in Florence, Italy


Opening Gala Performance:
Teatro della Pergola
Friday March 15
at 21:00
(Includes After Show Cocktail Reception
and Backstage DJ Set)

Second Performance:
Teatro della Pergola
Sunday March 17
at 16:00

Don't miss these spectacular performances in Florence,
one of Europe's most important cultural centers

World class artists of dance, music, and visual art come together for
an international event and message of peace

Featuring the art of Adi Da Samraj,
author of the book, Not-Two Is Peace

Music composed by Andrea Portera
Performed live by the Ensemble Nuovo Contrappunto and
Directed by Mario Ancillotti

With special guest composer Naamleela Free Jones on piano


Basic Information


dates:
Friday, March 15, 2013 at 21:00 and Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 16:00

place: Teatro Della Pergola
Via della Pergola, 18, 50121
Florence, Italy

Teatro Della Pergola

directions: click here

price: 36€ (PLATEA - orchestra/ground level), 26€ (PALCHI - box/stall).

BUY TICKETS HERE

more information: visit NTIPDance.blogspot.it and DaPeaceDance.com

to help support this event and related productions (including a 3D film): visit the Indiegogo page

The Production

Where artistic expression and a message for peace become one.

Not-Two Is Peace is a multimedia explosion of dance, music, video, art, and Peace. Inspired by the literary work of the artist and philosopher Adi Da Samraj, the work is a co-production of the Florence Dance Company and the Ensemble Nuovo Contrappunto for 20 dancers and 15 musicians all performing live on stage.

The production is inspired by Adi Da's book, Not-Two Is Peace. In this book, Adi Da Samraj presents an approach to world peace that is based on the presumption of prior unity, and that advocates a disposition of non-separation, enabling the collective transcendence of global conflicts.

Making its debut in 2011 to critical acclaim, and then establishing the production in 2012, the Not-Two Is Peace Ballet Theatre Event expands to a new level in 2013 with more dance (three new sets of dancers), more music (a live, 12-piece orchestra and a three-piece choir), and more art.

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Celebrate peace with us in one of the most beautiful theaters in the world!

An explosion of feelings in dance, music, art, lighting, and video. An ode to peace and a global appeal of hope.

Inspired by the literary work of Adi Da Samraj, philosopher and creator of multimedia image-art now exhibited in many galleries of the West, an ecstatic group of musicians, choreographers, composers, creators of light and emotions, sculptors, dancers and costume designers gave birth to this event, for which the word "performance" is perhaps insufficient. It is, rather, a choral celebration of Peace and, above all, prior human unity — the two are inseparable, and are expressed in harmonious and deep theatrical form in Not-Two Is Peace.

This performance is also an opportunity to support the creation of The PG13 Dance Fund, which will help bring young people to the theater. A part of the proceeds will go to this fund. We will also be giving some elementary and middle schools the opportunity to bring young students to the theater to watch the matinee dedicated to the art of music and dance.

We count on your membership. Support the art, dance, young people, and the live show! Come to the theater with your friends! Help us build PG13 Dance Fund! And become a supporter of this Gala for Peace.

And then... an evening of art, but also a celebration! After the March 15th show, enjoy the mysteries of "behind the scenes" in the backstage, for a toast accompanied by musical entertainment and fun for all guests with our DJ.

See you at the theater!

The Team

Keith Ferrone   direction and choreography: Keith Ferrone (winner of the Tuscany USA award for championing international relations between the US and Italy)
     
Andrea Portera  

original music: Andrea Portera (premier Florentine composer)
     
Naamleela Free Jones  

original music: Naamleela Free Jones (guest composer from Fiji)
     
Mario Ancillotti   orchestra director: Mario Ancillotti (directing the Ensemble Nuovo Contrappunto)
     
Adi Da Samraj  

art, video, and text: Adi Da Samraj (International Artist who exhibited at the Venice Biennale, and the Tagore Gallery in New York and Los Angeles)
     
Ruy Carpenter  
video elaboration: Ruy Carpenter
     
Jean Paul Carradori  

light design: Jean Paul Carradori (light designer for Luciano Pavartti and Andrea Bocelli)
     
Marga Nativo  
artistic direction: Marga Nativo
     
Stanley Hastings  

     
Marchelle Deranleau  

Da Plastique representative: Marchelle Deranleau
     
Rick Kampschror   publicity/marketing: Rick Kampschror


Keith Ferrone (director): Right from the start Adi Da's concepts of Prior Unity of mankind as the root source for world peace and solution for the present suffered state of human existence set the stage for the ballet, along with his incisive Image-Art of larger than life proportions which filled the stage with color, light and hope. Successively, we incorporated compositions for piano by Naamleela Free Jones which reveal a poetic sense of time and wonderment through her warm and friendly performing that inspired the dance as an optimistic wish for the next generation; magical lighting design by Jean Paul Carradori; perfectly essential costumes by Marga Nativo; and Ruy Carpenter's refined and animated video processing of Adi Da's Image Art.

 


Pictures and Videos from the 2013 Performances

 

 

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Opening Night (March 15, 2013): The audience taking their seats before the performance
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Not-Two Is Peace 2013

From the performances: March 15 and March 17, 2013 (© Richard Osbourne)
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Not-Two Is Peace 2013
From the performances: March 15 and March 17, 2013 (© ASA 2013)
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Not-Two Is Peace 2013
From the performances: March 15 and March 17, 2013 (© ASA 2013)
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Not-Two Is Peace 2013
From the performances: March 15 and March 17, 2013 (© ASA 2013)
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Not-Two Is Peace 2013
From the performances: March 15 and March 17, 2013 (© ASA 2013)
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Not-Two Is Peace 2013

From the performances: March 15 and March 17, 2013 (© ASA 2013)
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Not-Two Is Peace 2013

From the performances: March 15 and March 17, 2013 (© ASA 2013)
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Not-Two Is Peace 2013
From the performances: March 15 and March 17, 2013 (© ASA 2013)
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Not-Two Is Peace 2013
From the performances: March 15 and March 17, 2013 (© ASA 2013)
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Not-Two Is Peace 2013
From the performances: March 15 and March 17, 2013 (© ASA 2013)
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Not-Two Is Peace 2013

From the performances: March 15 and March 17, 2013 (© ASA 2013)
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Not-Two Is Peace 2013

From the performances: March 15 and March 17, 2013 (© ASA 2013)
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Not-Two Is Peace 2013

From the performances: March 15 and March 17, 2013 (© ASA 2013)
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Not-Two Is Peace 2013

From the performances: March 15 and March 17, 2013 (© ASA 2013)
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Not-Two Is Peace 2013
From the performances: March 15 and March 17, 2013 (© ASA 2013)
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Not-Two Is Peace 2013
From the performances: March 15 and March 17, 2013 (© ASA 2013)
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Not-Two Is Peace 2013
From the performances: March 15 and March 17, 2013 (© ASA 2013)
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Not-Two Is Peace 2013
Closing Scene with all dancers and musicians on stage (© ASA 2013)
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Not-Two Is Peace 2013

Composer and pianist Naamleela Free Jones taking a bow (© ASA 2013)
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Preparation and Rehearsal Pictures

 

Not-Two Is Peace
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The Teatro Della Pergola is an incredible theater with an incredible history.
It was primarily a court theatre used by the Grand Dukes of Tuscany. It was only after 1718 that it was opened to the public. In this theatre, the great operas of Mozart were heard for the first time in Italy, and Donizettiís Parisina and Rosmonda d'Inghilterra, Verdiís Macbeth (1847), and Mascagniís I Rantzau were given their premiere productions. By the nineteenth century, La Pergola was performing operas of the best-known composers of the day including Bellini and Donizetti.

A multimedia explosion of dance, music, art, light . . . and Peace
Teatro della Pergola
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Not-Two Is Peace

Teatro della Pergola was built in 1650 by the Medici family for the wedding of one of their family
members. It was the family's private theater until the mid 1700's.
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Not-Two Is Peace

The Director of the Pergola, Marco Giorgetti, leads the Florence Dance Company and members of
Da Plastique (representing the art of Adi Da) into the theater.
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Not-Two Is Peace

The backstage is huge. The theater includes important functionality
that makes presenting a large multi-media production, including an
orchestra, a choir, piano, dance, and fine art projections of the art of
Adi Da an amazing possibility.
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Da Plastique co-Director Stanley Hastings and Theater Director, Marco Giorgetti, study examples of
the Art of Adi Da.
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An early planning meeting on January 31, 2013, with Da Plastique co-Director Stanley Hastings,
sponsor Furio Fabio, and Florence Dance Company Directors, Marga Nativo and Keith Ferrone.
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Not-Two Is Peace
Rehearsal in the studio of the Florence Dance Company
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Not-Two Is Peace

Rehearsal in the studio of the Florence Dance Company
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Teatro Della Pergola
Rehearsal in the studio of the Florence Dance Company


Teatro Della Pergola
Rehearsal in the studio of the Florence Dance Company


Teatro Della Pergola
Rehearsal in the studio of the Florence Dance Company


Teatro Della Pergola
Rehearsal in the studio of the Florence Dance Company


Teatro Della Pergola
Rehearsal in the studio of the Florence Dance Company


Teatro Della Pergola
Rehearsal in the studio of the Florence Dance Company


Not-Two Is Peace
Rehearsal in the studio of the Florence Dance Company
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Back page of the main Florence newspaper on March 12, 2013
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Marga Nativo and Keith Ferrone speaking with a TV crew
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Naamleela Free Jones speaking at a press conference
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Not-Two Is Peace
Ruchiradama Nadikanta, Naamleela Free Jones, and Ruy Carpenter
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Dress Rehearsal: From the Opening Sequence, Part 1 Richard Osbourne)
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Dress Rehearsal: From Part 1 Richard Osbourne)
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Dress Rehearsal: From Part 1 Richard Osbourne)
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Dress Rehearsal: From Part 2 (© Richard Osbourne)
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Dress Rehearsal: From Part 3 Richard Osbourne)
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Not-Two Is Peace

Dress Rehearsal (© Richard Osbourne)
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Not-Two Is Peace

Dress Rehearsal (© Richard Osbourne)
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Not-Two Is Peace

Dress Rehearsal (© Richard Osbourne)
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Dress Rehearsal (© Richard Osbourne)
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Dress Rehearsal (© Naamleela Free Jones)
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Not-Two Is Peace
Dress Rehearsal (© Richard Osbourne)
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Not-Two Is Peace

Dress Rehearsal (© Richard Osbourne)
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Videos from Past Performances

 


Pictures from Past Performances

 

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Not-Two Is Peace Press Conference, June 20, 2012


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Rehearsing in the Bargello Museum courtyard

Rehearsing in the Bargello Museum courtyard
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Rehearsal

Rehearsal
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Rehearsal

Rehearsal (© Richard Osbourne)
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Rehearsal

Rehearsal
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Feature story in La Nazione, July 22, 2012
Feature story in La Nazione, July 22, 2012
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Feature story in La Nazione, July 22, 2012
Talking about the performance


Performance: July 23, 2012

Performance: July 23, 2012
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Performance: July 23, 2012

Performance: July 23, 2012
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Performance: July 23, 2012

Performance: July 23, 2012
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Performance: July 23, 2012

Performance: July 23, 2012
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Performance: July 23, 2012

Performance: July 23, 2012
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Performance: July 23, 2012

Performance: July 23, 2012
(Copyright 2012 ASA)
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Performance: July 23, 2012
Performance: July 23, 2012
(Copyright 2012 ASA)
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Performance: July 23, 2012

Performance: July 23, 2012
(Copyright 2012 ASA)
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Performance: July 23, 2012

Performance: July 23, 2012
(Copyright 2012 ASA)
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Performance: July 23, 2012

Performance: July 23, 2012
(Copyright 2012 ASA)
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Performance: July 23, 2012

Performance: July 23, 2012
(Copyright 2012 ASA)
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Performance: July 23, 2012

Performance: July 23, 2012
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