Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 , 2:00 PM – 4:00 PMSanta Clara University
Special Opportunity Benefiting the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) in Conjunction with the Launch of its Conscious Aging Program
Tandy Beal & Company, with composer Jon Scoville, invite friends of IONS to a multi-media dance/video/theater performance:
HereAfterHere: a self-guided tour of eternity, directed by Tandy Beal, is a theatre work based on what people think happens after we die. The Bible, the Qu’ran, Dante, Blake, Milton, Swedenborg—even the New Yorker cartoonists—all celebrate the human capacity to imagine an afterlife. (If there is one, where is it located and how do we get in? What’s the price of admission and why is it so exclusionary?) So we proceed, imagining the unimaginable.
This multi-media experience has original breathtaking music, gorgeous video, thought provoking and funny theatre, beautiful dance, and interviews with real people about what they think happens after we die. With 20 dancers and actors it bubbles with kinetic poetry, humor, and magical visuals. This is a rich mosaic of traditional and contemporary concepts of the afterlife.
Post-Performance Conversation with
Tandy Beal and Ralph Metzner, PhD
Tandy Beal is an internationally recognized dancer/choreographer who has performed on four continents. Her productions are a triumph of dance, music, comedy, drama, and soaring imagination. She is currently the stage director for Bobby McFerrin, and she was artistic director for the Pickle Family Circus and for Moscow Circus in Japan. She choreographed all the major characters in Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas, and she created a show for NASA's SETI project that was emceed by Carl Sagan, as well as numerous shows for corporations including the SF 49ers, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Oracle, and more. www.tandybeal.com
Ralph Metzner has a BA in philosophy and psychology from Oxford University and a PhD in clinical psychology from Harvard University. He has been involved in the study of transformations of consciousness since the 1960s, is a psychotherapist, Professor Emeritus at the California Institute of Integral Studies and founder/president of the Green Earth Foundation. His books include Maps of Consciousness, The Unfolding Self, The Well of Remembrance, Alchemical Divination, MindSpace and TimeStream; and with Ram Dass, Birth of a Psychedelic Culture. www.greenearthfound.org
IONS Members Preferred Seating $40
Tickets available for purchase through March 13th