Tuesday, December 5, 2017

‘The Return of the Light’

Another interesting program at the Anthroposophical Society of New York City. I’ll be engaged in the Hudson Valley at another event, but I’d attend this if I could. From the publicity:

The Return of the Light
By Bella Freuman
Saturday at 7 p.m.
Anthroposophy NYC
138 West 15th Street, Manhattan
Donations welcome

The Return of the Light: Hanukkah in the Light of Christmas

What does Hanukkah have in common with Christmas? What do the Menorah, Oil, and Dreidel symbolize? What is the meaning of eight candles and what is the ninth? What can Anthroposophy reveal about the heroes of that time? What are your questions?

Bella Bat’or Freuman was born in and lived in Israel, trained in Germany in film editing, part of a correspondents team covering the Middle East. A child of Holocaust survivors, questions are her stepping stones throughout life.

On Friday the 15th at seven o’clock, Anthroposophy NYC will welcome Andrew Linnell to discuss “Secrets of Da Vinci’s Virgin of the Rocks.”

“Why were there two paintings? What was Leonardo attempting to depict in the original ‘Virgin of the Rocks?’ Which one is the original? Get ready for an entertaining journey exploring how Florentine schools revived ancient mysteries. Dan Brown fans and art historians will enjoy this!”

Linnell will return the next day at two o’clock to present “Vulcan Beings and the Future Human Body,” an exploration of Rudolf Steiner’s 1921 “A Picture of Earth-Evolution in the Future.” (Steiner envisioned a “welding together of mankind with machines.”) Andrew Linnell is a 42-year veteran of the computer industry, a University of Michigan (MSE ’73) and Emerson College, England (’79) graduate, and a member of the Anthroposophical Society since 1979—and president of the Boston Branch.

$10 donations accepted at both of these lectures.

Also on Saturday the 16th, stick around for “A Christmas Carol,” a one-man performance by David Anderson. Seven o’clock. $20 donation. From the publicity:

Courtesy Daniel Region
A Christmas Carol is the best way I know to become inspired by the season,” says David Anderson of Walking the Dog Theater. Moving fluidly from character to character, Anderson performs the story exactly as Dickens wrote it, both dialogue (in multiple London accents) and descriptive passages.

His rendition, directed by Ted Pugh, revives Dickens’ own manner of storytelling. Bruce Hallenbeck of The Independent called this performance an “amazing one-man show ... what Dickens intended all along!”

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