Adi Da Samraj: "The force of primary geometric forms is everywhere in the world. . . once you begin to get the sense of shape, then you can see that the world of perception is actually made of primary geometries. It is just that there are so many of them all at once that the natural world seems to have feathered edges."
Choreographers and Dancers: Susana Weingarten & Tom Evert Costume Design: Luzano Rey & Janet Bolick Lighting Design: Deb Malcolm Music: The Cinematic Orchestra Sound engineer: Jordan Davis Video: Alejandro Rivera
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.
Interview with gallerist Pien Rademakers, who displayed works from Adi Da's Quandra Loka Suite in her Galerie Pien Rademakers in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and also exhibited them at the 2012 Pan Amsterdam Art Fair.
Pien talks about the significance of Adi Da's Image-Art, and the importance of spreading the word and having increasingly more people experience it.
On July 22 and 23, 2012, the Florence Dance Company presented a multimedia spectacle entitled Not-Two Is Peace. The performance at the Bargello Museum in Florence, Italy brought together image-art by Adi Da Samraj, original ballet by the Florence Dance Company, and live music — a dynamic exploration of the principles of world peace and prior unity as described in Adi Da's book, Not-Two Is Peace.
Part Two of the performance featured music for solo piano, composed and performed by Naamleela Free Jones, and presented here in this commemorative recording. The CD also features photographs from the performance as well as the city of Florence.
In late 2002 and early 2003, Adi Da Samraj created the photographic suite, Quandra Loka. The images are generally multiple exposures on a single black-and-white frame of film. Adi Da then created configurations (diptychs, triptychs, and polyptychs) from the single frame images.
Music is "Facing Beloved", from the CD, Facing Beloved, with John Wubbenhorst (bansuri), Subash Chandran (ghatam) and Ganesh Kumar (kanjira). This piece is based on a melody from J.S. Bach (siciliano) with elements of Raga Kirwani.
Two important art exhibitions in which Adi Da was invited to participate were the Venice Biennale (2007) and the Cenacolo di Ognissanti in Florence (2008), where His Art was exhibited in the same room as the famous large fresco by Domenico Ghirlandaio of "The Last Supper".
A retrospective of Adi Da's monumental size art. Includes clips of Him talking about His work. Also includes slides from various exhibitions and some quotes about Adi Da's art from an art critic, art historian, and museum curator.
Art Panel: Orpheus in the Modern World (October 5, 2011) — The later work and aesthetic philosophy of Adi Da Samraj was the subject of discussion between Los Angeles art writers and those close with the late artist and spiritual teacher. (This is a recording of first hour of the hour and 15 minutes panel.)
On July 22 and 23, 2012, in a spectacular, multi-media event at Florence’s Bargello Museum — one of the city’s most prized historic buildings—the grace and talent of dancers and musicians will combine with the Image-Art of Adi Da.
Not-Two Is Peace is an adaptation by the Florence Dance Company of Adi Da's masterpiece, the book, Not-Two Is Peace. Not-Two Is Peace is part of an ongoing collaboration between The Florence Dance Company and the Art of Adi Da, that began in July of 2008 in a Piazza in Florence, Italy. Since then 3 major ballets that have been performed in Italy in the course of over 50 public shows. This now continues in 2012.
For more about the Not-Two Is Peace Dance Event, click here.
The "Bright" Room Gallery is dedicated to the promotion of the art of Adi Da Samraj through exhibitions, lectures, round-table discussions, documentaries as well as seminars on his art and its relationship to various artistic traditions. The "Bright" Room Gallery also exhibits works and supports scholarship inspired by the art and philosophy of Adi Da Samraj.
The gallery maintains a permanent exhibition of works by Adi Da Samraj and is open from Wednesday to Saturday, and once a month on a Sunday, but can also be visited by appointment. The gallery is located in an old monastery in Maria Hoop in the south of Holland close to the borders of Germany and Belgium.
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Devotee Ben Grisso, who grew up in the Adidam community, and who worked with Adi Da on His Divine Image-Art, offers this testimonial to Adi Da's life and work.
Excerpt from Second Evening: Track 11 on the DVD, A Tribute to the Life and Work of His Divine Presence, Adi Da Samraj. More than 7 hours long, this Tribute DVD was filmed on the occasion of the first Anniversary of Adi Da's Divine Mahasamadhi, when devotees, family, and friends of Adi Da Samraj gathered at Adi Da Samrajashram, Fiji (Adi Da's principal Hermitage), to acknowledge Adi Da as the Divine in human form, to praise His Greatness, and to express their heart-felt gratitude for the Blessings they have received from Him.
A list of all the tracks on this DVD can be found here.
A promotional video from The Florence Dance Company showing Divina.com, a work presented in Italy at the Bargello Museum in Florence, in July, 2010. An expanded group of the Florence Dance Company's principal dancers perform a dance based on Dante Alighieri's 700 year-old epic literary masterpiece, "La Divina Commedia" (The Divine Comedy). Choreographed and directed by Keith Ferrone and Marga Nativo, the dance takes place in front of a monumental multimedia display of the breakthrough (and sometimes animated) digital art of Adi Da Samraj. All of this is accompanied by live musical performances from master Florentine pianist, Stefano Maurizi, and the electronic musical mastery of Maurizio Fasolo, and Enzo Regi (who lead the European underground electronic group, Pankow). Voice in song by Hélène Tavernier, guitar Lorenzo Castiglia. Piano preludes introducing each part are composed and performed live by Naamleela Free Jones.
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