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March 31, 2010

Greetings from the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
and the Happy Valley Cultural Center!

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

PERFORMANCE THIS FRIDAY!

Tabla Ecstasy & Won Joung Jin

Friday, April 2, 2010
Zalk Theater
7:30 pm

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
To purchase advance tickets, call the Center at 805-646-3381
or e-mail artcenter@beatricewood.com

Tabla Ecstasy

On April 2, we are pleased to present Tabla Ecstasy & Won Joung Jin at the Zalk Theater. A soulful and mature ensemble, Tabla Ecstasy is an enthralling display of Indian drumming, created by Tabla Guru Pandit Divyang Vakil.  This unique tabla anekbandhi (group) showcases the power of classical tabla in a form that can be appreciated by all listeners.  Pleasing to the ear and technically rich, Tabla Ecstasy is highly intricate composition performed by four artists of Pandit Divyang Vakil - Rushi Vakil, Nishant Mehta, Kaumil Shah and Sahil Pael, with accompaniment on harmonium by Loren Oppenheimer. The artists have performed as soloists and members of Pandit Divyang Vakil's tabla ensembles all over India, as well as in Belgium, France, Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Won Joung Jin

A native of South Korea, Won Joung Jin has spent over 10 years in India undertaking training in not one, but two of India's classical art forms - Kathak as a student of Shreemati Shubha Desai, and tabla as a disciple of Tabla Guru Pandit Divyang Vakil.   Working with leading Kathak choreographers, including Shreemati Kumudini Lakhia, Shreemati Saswati Sen and Maulik Shah, Jin has performed all over India in festivals such as the Delhi Shrinagar Dance Festival, the Jaipur Udayshankar Festival and the Kolkata Dance Festival amongst others.  As a soloist, she has performed in major cities of Canada, Europe and Korea.   

Infusing her own creativity into her performance, Jin is a strong, yet graceful dancer.  With her deep understanding of dance and rhythm, she presents the various shades of Kathak and effectively communicates the beauty of the dance form even to those who are new to the art. 

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WATCH CONCERT VIDEOS

We create videos of the performances and events at the Center, to share with those who are unable to attend, as well as those who want to experience it all again. Please enjoy these excerpts of last weekend's concert, featuring Laura Meyer and Gwyneth Moreland & Michael Monko.

View Laura Meyer performing "The Ocean"

View Gwyneth Moreland & Michael Monko performing "Chess"

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OPENING RECEPTION THIS SATURDAY!

Please join us on
Saturday, April 3, 2010
2:00 - 5:00 pm

An exhibition of photographs by Kim Faust
Logan Gallery

Kim Faust

"I have always had 'a certain affinity' to nature and to animals.  Over the last few years I have been lucky to work with the Channel Islands Docent groups and with local wildlife rescue and rehabilitation organizations.  This has allowed me to not only rehabilitate and release, but to work with and train animals for educational outreach programs into the community.  These animals who will now spend their lives as education ambassadors for their species are the subject of my current work.  For various reasons, they cannot be released into the wild and graciously, sometimes stoically, and occasionally with humor spend their days tolerating our attention while they bring the "idea" of wildlife to a population who has forgotten them. I hope that my images of these animals that I have come to know very intimately will portray some of their majesty as images captured of truly wild animals are able to do.  I hope to also give them the sense of timelessness they so richly deserve through my approach and traditional technique." 

Presented in conjunction with the MFA Defense for Brooks Institute's MFA in Photography Program for Kim Faust. 

The exhibition will be on display
April 3 - 11, 2010

 


 

Thanks for your continued interest in and support of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts and Happy Valley Cultural Center!

Kevin Wallace

Kevin Wallace
Director, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
and The Happy Valley Cultural Center 

 

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