SEEKING NYC Creative Collaborators for “Celebration of Life!” September 11th, 2011 – “Be-In”

SEEKING Dancers, Choreographers, Percussionists, Body Painters, Photographers, Videographers, and advance & on-site Event Organizers for

CELEBRATION of LIFE!”

A “Be-In” & Music Video Documentary

Photo by Judith Z. Miller - Necklace includes Cornelian and glow-in-the-dark Beetle

Tree Branch Necklace by Judith Z. Miller

NYC artists who want to collaborate, please let us know what skills you’d like to share!

CONTACT: CelebrationofLifeNYC@gmail.com; search “Celebration of Life! Be-in” on Facebook; event hashtage #911COL

View Video Invitation:

“Celebration of Life!” – a dance-percussive-art “Happening” – features Sticks & Stones healing ritual artist Judith Z. Miller’s primal wearable art and sculpture made from trees and stones, set to a live soundscape of global rhythms by Music for the Masses DJ Neva Wartell, in Park Slope’s lush St. Marks/Warren Street Community Garden.

The event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. Admission is free and open to the public.

“Celebration of Life” will include dancers in body paint wearing Judith’s handmade, one-of-a-kind amulets, moving throughout the garden with her “Sacred Staffs” made from the roots and trunks of trees. Dancers will be accompanied by music spun by DJ Neva along with live percussion. The community will be invited to participate.

Dancers are invited to honor the earth by creating movement in response to the song “MANKIND” by MAURI, accompanied by live music. The song may be heard and downloaded at this link:

http://mauri.bandcamp.com/track/mankind

Lead singer for the band "MAURI"

Mauri

This is a community event – participation is on a VOLUNTEER basis only.

*RAIN DATES, Saturday September 24/Sunday, September 25th.

** Those participating in the videotaped documentary must sign a standard model release form.

Contact: CelebrationofLifeNYC@gmail.com; search “Celebration of Life! Be-in” on Facebook; event hashtage #911COL

DJ NEVA (Music for the Masses) is an ethnomusicologist and long-time cultural activist. Along with performances at festivals and events, she co-produces “New York International” — NY’s longest-running weekly live-format World Music radio show — on Haitian community station Radio Soleil (http://www.radiosoleil.com/).

More information: https://www.facebook.com/DJNeva

Radio show archive:http://djneva.podomatic.com/

DJ Neva

Judith Z. Miller is a self-trained healing ritual artist who lives in an erotic, musical, spiritual universe. Inspired by the beauty of nature and the guiding force of her intuition, she draws and creates primal sculpture and wearable art from trees, stones and found objects, which she fashions into ritual staffs, instruments, wearable amulets, and employs in healing rituals.

To learn more about Judith Z. Miller, go to:

http://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/blog/2009/10/16/f eatured-member-judith-z-miller/

http://www.indiegogo.com/Sticks-Stones-Goes-Global

http://www.zamo-zamo.com

http://www.youtube.com/v/Sjm-WeVEQso

Photo by Robert Herman

Judith Z. Miller with "AfterGlow" & "Trans-Formation" wearing Tree Branch Necklace

Contact: CelebrationofLifeNYC@gmail.com; search “Celebration of Life! Be-in” on Facebook; event hashtage #911COL

 

About artistsoulspeaks

Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller) Bio Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller) is a multifaceted artist who lives in an erotic, musical, spiritual universe. As a feminist Jew who studies shamanism, she is inspired by the beauty of nature and the guiding force of her intuition as she explores the themes of connection to the Earth, spirituality, sexuality and gender. She sculpts, draws, writes, performs, photographs, and is an ecstatic dancer/percussionist/healer. Currently, under an Individual Artist Commission awarded by Arts Mid-Hudson, Zelda is developing Que Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be), a multi-media one-person show that chronicles the joys and challenges of navigating non-binary Queerness from a childhood in the 1950s to adulthood. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson. She is also producing ZELDA’S Happenings, a series of black-light, body-painting, percussion dance parties that will produce original wearable art for a new UpState Artists Clothing Collection representing artists of the region. Zelda co-founded The Fine Line Actors Theatre in Washington DC and performed at such venues as Source, GALA Hispanic Theatre and the Kennedy Center in DC, in NYC at WOW Café Theatre and Dixon Place, at the Lace Mill and with the TMI Project in Kingston. She published in Inside Arts magazine, The Washington Post, and American Theatre magazine. Zelda currently resides at the Lace Mill artist residence in Kingston NY with her Great Dane “Z”.
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