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10 audios/videos posted by Matt Braithwaite

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10 AUDIO audio OR VIDEO video CLIPS POSTED BY Matt Braithwaite

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Da Purnima at the European Danda, 2016video
poster: Matt Braithwaite
length: 42:03
date added: December 5, 2016
event date: July 2016
language: English
views: 995; views this month: 96; views this week: 20
The Celebration of Da Purnima at the European Danda in the Netherlands, July, 2016.

videographer: Matt Braithwaite
Da Purnima   Guru Purnima   European Danda  
comments: 3

Children's Retreat: Naitauba - 2009video
poster: Matt Braithwaite
length: 29:22
date added: November 24, 2016
event date: July 2009
language: English
views: 1152; views this month: 116; views this week: 14
Young people growing up in the Adidam community go on retreat to Adi Da Samrajashram, the sacred island of Naitauba, in Fiji, during July, 2009.

Opening music: Frou Frou, Let Go.
Videographer: Matt Braithwaite.
comments: 3

The Ascent of Orpheus: Final Walk Throughvideo
poster: Matt Braithwaite
length: 04:17
date added: December 1, 2015
event date: October 11, 2015
language: English
views: 1325; views this month: 78; views this week: 11
“The Ascent of Orpheus” exhibition of Adi Da's art ran from July 9 - October 11, 2015, at the Bargello National Museum, Florence.

This video clip is a final walk through of the exhibition, on October 11, 2015.

For more information about the exhibition, click here.

videographer: Matt Braithwaite

Ruchiradama Nadikanta on The Ascent of Orpheusvideo
poster: Matt Braithwaite
length: 20:01
date added: November 18, 2015
event date: July 7, 2015
language: English
event speaker: Ruchiradama Nadikanta
views: 2101; views this month: 133; views this week: 24
Ruchiradama Nadikanta is a senior devotee of Avatar Adi Da and a member of the Ruchira Sannyasin Order. She served as Adi Da's spiritual ambassador at the groundbreaking exhibition of Adi Da's Image-Art, The Ascent Of Orpheus, in the renowned Bargello Museum in Florence, which ran from July 7 - October 11, 2015. In this unique presentation (filmed on July 7, 2015), Ruchiradama Nadikanta takes us on a guided tour of the exhibition, describing the extraordinary nature of Adi Da's art, and providing us with an esoteric understanding of "The Ascent of Orpheus", and how it reflects Adi Da's incarnation and liberating work.

videographer: Matt Braithwaite
Image-Art   Ruchiradama Nadikanta  
comments: 4

Da Purnima at the European Danda: Art Night Updatevideo
poster: Matt Braithwaite
length: 01:37
date added: July 23, 2015
event date: August 1, 2015
language: English
views: 1649; views this month: 56; views this week: 7
The European Danda is offering a 3-day retreat (hosted by longtime devotee Gerald Sheinfeld) from Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2, coinciding with the Celebration of Da Purnima. For more information, click here.

This video is an update on the special "Art Night" that will be taking place Saturday night (August 1), as part of the retreat and celebration. Your hosts will be longtime devotees Brian O'Mahony and Antonia Randazzo.
image-art   European Danda  

The Mummery-Cult Of Pairs Set Freevideo
poster: Matt Braithwaite
length: 04:34
date added: November 2, 2014
event date: October 2014
language: English
event speaker: Steve Brown
views: 4155; views this month: 123; views this week: 23
In response to Shakespeare's famous monologue, "All the world's a stage", from his play, As You Like It, Adi Da Samraj wrote the extraordinary poem, "The Mummery-Cult Of Pairs Set Free", which appears in His Happenine Book.

Because Adi Da intended this as a direct response to William Shakespeare, reciter Steve Brown is standing before the River Avon in Stratford, Shakespeare's hometown.

Videographer: Matt Braithwaite
poem   Steve Brown   Orpheum  
comments: 10

Dancing on the Bridge of the Worldvideo
poster: Matt Braithwaite
length: 14:19
date added: August 23, 2014
event date: July 24, 2014
language: English
views: 3592; views this month: 105; views this week: 16
On the evening of July 24, 2014, The Florence Dance Company performed the multimedia dance event, Quattro Maggiore ("Four Seasons") — set to the music of Vivaldi (his most well-known work, "Quattro Maggiore", performed live) and the art of Adi Da Samraj. The performance was called "Dancing on the Bridge of the World", because it took place on the Ponte Vecchio, a medieval multi-arch bridge over the Arno River in Florence, Italy. The Ponte Vecchio is one of the most historic bridges in the world, and the earliest bridge at this spot is believed to have been built in Roman times.

The video shows devotees preparing and transporting Adi Da's Image-Art to the Ponte Vecchio, followed by clips of the performance itself. The video also includes after-performance interviews with devotees Hanneke Vlaar (patron of the European Danda's Bright Room Gallery, the world's largest standing collection of Adi Da's Image-Art), Matt Braithwaite, and Ruchiradama Nadikanta.

Videographer: Matt Braithwaite
Image-Art   Florence Dance Company  
comments: 4

Quattro Maggiore 2014: A Multimedia Dance Eventvideo
poster: Matt Braithwaite
length: 05:49
date added: July 26, 2014
event date: July 20, 2014
language: English
views: 3237; views this month: 113; views this week: 12
On July 21 and 22, 2014, The Florence Dance Company performed the multimedia dance event, Quattro Maggiore ("Four Seasons") — set to the music of Vivaldi (his most well-known work, "Quattro Maggiore", performed live) and the art of Adi Da Samraj. The venue was the courtyard of the historic Bargello Museum in Florence.

This video clip provides an introduction to the place (Florence), the dancers, the musicians, the art (images from Adi Da's Geome One: Alberti's Window, in four different colorings for the four seasons), and the costumes (which were color-coordinated with the art).

Also in this clip: Italian art critic, Giuliano Serafini (author of Matisse e il Mediterraneo and Goya), praises the combination of music, dance, and art: "It's the best!". Serafini, Keith Ferrone (director of the Florence Dance Company), and Ruchiradama Nadikanta all note the technological advance represented by the LED lighting in the back panels, that brought out the color in Adi Da's art to a far greater degree than in previous performances (assisted by new fabrications of Adi Da's art), and enlivened the dancers' performance.

Ruchiradama Nadikanta: "Absolutely exquisite! . . . It was one symphony — of dance, and art, and music. . . Adi Da was immensely present, infusing every note and every step, as well as shining through His extraordinary Art. . . You feel [the dancers] really dancing to the Art."

Videographer: Matt Braithwaite
Image-Art   Florence Dance Company  
comments: 1

Quandra Loka: Opening Reception, May 24, 2014video
poster: Matt Braithwaite
length: 07:54
date added: May 26, 2014
event date: May 24, 2014
language: English
views: 1853; views this month: 42; views this week: 8
Opening Reception of the exhibition, "Quandra Loka - The Indivisible Space of Conscious Light": color and black-and-white photographic images, combined with the full-wall multi-media installation. Showing at Galerie Pien Rademakers, Prinsengracht 570, Amsterdam, May 24 - June 29, 2014. Also appearing at the KunstRAI Art Fair in Amsterdam, June 4-9, 2014.

For more about this exhibition, click here.

Videographer: Matt Braithwaite
Image-Art   Quandra Loka  

Preparing for Not-Two Is Peace 2013video
poster: Matt Braithwaite
length: 03:52
date added: March 14, 2013
event date: March 15, 2013
language: English
views: 2565; views this month: 60; views this week: 10
A few scenes from the preparation at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence on March 14, 2013. Some views of the famous old theatre itself. The use of back projection for the video produces very crisp images of Adi Da's art, without the projection being interrrupted by the dancers (who would stand between the projector and the lower part of the screen in a traditional forward projection system).

For more on the performance, click here.

Videographer: Matt Braithwaite
Image-art   Florence Dance Company   peace  

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