October 13, 2009

Featured Artist:

Andrea Clearfield is renowned for her cutting edge compositions and social activism. Don't miss performances of her collaborative piece Lung Ta, inspired by her travels in Mustang!



10/26 - 11/22
Tibetan Sand Mandala, Kalachakra,
to be Created as an offering to the City of Philadelphia:
World Peace through Inner Peace

For more info and calendar of events: http://www.losangsamten.com/upcoming_events.html

LUNG-TA, a collaborative performance

As part of the events surrounding the creation of Kalachakra, there will be a performance of Lung-Ta (The Windhorse), collaborative work and prayer for peace with music created by composer ANDREA CLEARFIELD, dance by GROUP MOTION DANCE COMPANY, Manfred Fischbeck, artistic director and artwork by MAUREEN DRDAK. The work is inspired by Clearfield and Drdak’s trek to Lo Monthang, Nepal last fall and was commissioned and recorded by Network for New Music. The performance will also feature a new work created by music composition and dance students at The University of the Arts inspired by Kalachakra.

Wednesday, November 18, 7:30pm.
Admission $20.00/$15.00 for seniors/$5.00 for students.
The Gershman Y Auditorium, 401 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

Additional performances of Lung-Ta (The Windhorse) will take place at The Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia on December 12 and 13, 8pm as part of Group Motion Dance Company's WINTERFEST. More information about Lung-Ta can be found at www.andreaclearfield.com

October 11, 2009

Upcoming Events!!

Hi Folks -- I'll be speaking at a couple of events listed below.


Friday, October 23, 1-3pm
University of Virginia
Department of Anthropology
Brooks Hall

World Oral Literature Project Workshop

Cambridge University

December 15-16, 2009

"This two-day workshop by the World Oral Literature Project, is bringing together established scholars, early career researchers and graduate students with indigenous researchers, museum curators, archivists and audio-visual experts to discuss strategies for collecting, recording, preserving and disseminating oral literatures and endangered narrative traditions. In view of the diversity of current research initiatives on the oral literatures of the Asia-Pacific, and the geographical strengths of Cambridge-based scholars, the workshop will broadly focus on this region. Specific sessions will be held on the Himalayas (India and Nepal), High Asia (China, Mongolia and Tibet) and the Pacific (Vanuatu)." [From: World Oral Literature Project. (2009).
Workshops. R 11 October 2009 from the Wold Wide Web: http://www.oralliterature.org/research/workshops.html]

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Be Proactive!

Check out Drokpa, a non profit that does fantastic work in grassroots development among pastoral communities in the Himalayas and Central Asia.


Drokpa works with a variety of programs in alternative energy, education and training, community health and social entrepreneurship and periodically host related events in the States.