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What Is The Migration Project?

Posted by Suzanne Banay Santo on Monday, February 14, 2011,

 Made up of a core group of 7 women from diverse continents and cultures, we are currently involved in a pilot project, whch will perform on March 20, 2011 at 7:30pm at Miles Nadal JCC (750 Spadina at Bloor, Toronto) in room 318. This performance has been built from our improvisation and has the motivation of bringing benefit to others.

We are using the stories of our own migrations, geographic, emotional, and spiritual, as source material for the improvisations through which the showing has b...


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The Moment: The Dark Night of the Soul and Other Radical Moments of Revelation by Franci Williams

Posted by Franci Williams on Wednesday, January 5, 2011,

Iam calling this talk 'the moment'! The moment for you and for me when the journey, the migratory story began.

To begin our project story or narrative we thought we would start with our personal moments of revelation, of recognition, of awe.

There have been many in all our lives. What I want you to think about now is just one heart-rending, heart-wrenching, or soul-stirring experience that caused or inspired a shift within you in consciousness, or a move away --a migration, a journey.

Mythology ...


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The Positive Power of Creativity, by Franci Williams

Posted by Franci Williams on Wednesday, December 29, 2010,

Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite
and enemy: the sense of order imposed by the disciplined adult intelligence.
Norman Podhoretz

If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, I will answer you:
I am here to live out loud.
Emile Zola

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Creativity is seeing what others see and thinking what no one else has thought.
Albert Einstein

As you are aware, m...


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感覚は魂の言葉, by Yumi Onose

Posted by Yumi Onose on Monday, November 22, 2010,
感覚は魂の言葉

Feeling is the Language of the Soul, by Yumi Onose

Feeling is language of soul.

Feeling never lie.

Be simple.

Taste the feeling inside your body.

Let any emotions go.

Enjoy communion.

Enjoy connection.

Enjoy compassion.

We are naturally exchanging energy each other.

Sharing this beautiful moment.

We recognize who we are.


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Gypsy Dance Migration, by Yvonne Bloom

Posted by Yvonne Bloom on Saturday, November 20, 2010,

The documented history of Raks Sharki is very sketchy, but I have gleaned this information from many years of interest and study in this area. Each recount of the story is personally coloured by nuances, flavours and colours which are lost through the written word. That being said, may I patch together the bits and pieces I have learned over the years, and offer you a picture...

Oriental Dance, Raks Sharki, Belly Dance

These movements were borne out of an ancient time when women honoured their ...


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Enlightened Aging, by Franci Williams

Posted by Franci Williams on Monday, November 15, 2010,

Rarely do we see images of an enlighted concept of aging. In fact, the two prevailing models of aging are firstly, one of disease, frailty, uselessness and dependence; and secondly, one of older people that act and look young--called 'successful aging'. Both are extremes and both are stereotypes.

Thomas Cole points out in The Journey of Life that the 'successful aging' model gives priority to physical health as the plan to salvation, but leaves out the spiritual dimension. He says that modern...


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