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Celebration of Life! Seeks Creative Collaborators for September 11th, 2011 - Be-In

Judith Z. Z. Miller

Aug 2007

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September 9, 2011
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Seen in Brooklyn, On the Street, Community-based
The Celebration of Life! "Be-In" is just around the corner - this Sunday, September 11th from 2-7 pm! It's going to be very different from any other 9/11 event! ?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. We've got 3 body painters, dancers, an origami artist, a fantastic world music DJ, percussionists, oil painters creating original work, a dub poet, an improvisational song circle, photographers, videographers - and - we're going to make a music video of a great, danceable song about respecting the earth "Mankind" by MAURI! It's taking place in a beautiful garden in Park Slope near the Atlantic Avenue hub. And it's coming together - all- volunteer - with NO budget - WOW! Now, if Mother Nature will give us some SUN, everything will be grand! Here's our video invitation: And here's the link to "Mankind" There is still room for YOU to collaborate - just show up! WATCH Video Invitation to Celebration of Life! Contact:; search "Celebration of Life! Be-In" on Facebook The event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 from 2-7 pm. 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 will honor the earth by creating movement in response to the song ?MANKIND? by MAURI, accompanied by live music. This is a community event - participation is on a VOLUNTEER basis only. *RAIN DATES, Saturday September 24/Sunday, September 25th. Contact:; search "Celebration of Life! Be-In" on Facebook; event hashtag #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 ( Judith Z. Miller (Sticks & Stones) 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. NO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL PERMITTED IN THE GARDEN Also: WE INVITE YOU TO CREATE YOUR TEMPORARY MEMORIAL TO 9/11 AT OUR CELEBRATION OF LIFE! "BE-IN" ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2011. The Brooklyn Arts Council has put out a "Call for Participation," Deadline: September 30, 2011. To remember and honor the dead on the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, BAC invites you to create a simple memorial ... " Friends: view the right side of the BAC home page & see "Call For Participation" for more information. Please see links below for more information: Sticks & Stones Website Exhibition Video-Sticks & Stones - Boathouse, Prospect Park Judith Z. Miller: Featured Member Fractured Atlas Sticks & Stones Goes Global Video DJ Neva on Facebook Radio Show Archive - DJ Neva Radio Soleil - DJ Neva What is a "Happening"? Click here to listen to & download "Mankind" by Mauri

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