X
Read our response to COVID-19 and sign up for updates | View our current Customer Support status
  View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
 
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
 
Miriam's Well Berkeley - 2010
Julia Morgan
Berkeley, CA
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.
Tickets are available at the box office prior to the performance.


Event

Miriam's Well Berkeley - 2010
Miriam's Well
An Interfaith Performance of Sacred Dance, Music & Poetry

A diverse group of world renowned artists perform a prayer for peace and the healing of the Oceans and waters of the planet. Soaring visual experience of dance accompanied by emotionally charged live music.

Two opportunities to take part in this amazing ritual performance- at the magnificent Grace Cathedral of San Francisco, and at the Julia Morgan Theater of Berkeley.        

"Miriam's Well tells a story that unites us in our common humanity and divinity. A stunning devotional offering through dance!"  -Conscious Dancer Magazine

"Peretz has synthesized a myriad of styles, from many shades of modern dance to the most ritual-infused Sufi movement, with passion, craft, and vision to achieve stellar results."  Michael Smolens, Senior Composer

Sneak Preview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNX8z2a1K-E

Interweaving dance, live music, poetry and sacred text; the stories of three visionary women gather communal waters from the universal well.  The stories of Mary, Maryam, and Miriam from the Christian, Muslim, and Jewish traditions illumine the commonality and interconnectedness of these three traditions through a shared story and archetype.  Drawing on traditional expressive arts and ritual, contemporary theater and dance technique, emotionally engaging the audience in a rich image of a shared heritage.

Created by,
Miriam Peretz

in collaboration with,
The Qadim Ensemble, Mystical Music of the Near East
Eliyahu Sills, Rachel Valfer, Faisal Zedan

Vocalist/Songwriters, Bon Singer, Evelie Delfino Sales Posch
Pezhham Akhavass, Master Percussionist
Lana Nasser, Spoken Word Artist

Dancers,
Aliah Najmabadi, Kristen Sague, Jade Raybin, Roz Samimi, Emelie Coleman, Hannah Romanowsky & Miriam Peretz

Original compositions by,
Rachel Valfer, Bon Singer, Dan Cantrell
Carla DeSola, Lua Hightower, Evelie Delfino Sales Posch

The title Miriam's Well is inspired by a midrash (biblical myth) that describes a well that followed the ancient Israelites throughout their forty years of wandering in the desert. In many cultures worldwide, the well symbolizes sustaining nurturance and existential truth.  Water is also an important symbol of life as it is a human necessity, its abundance a blessing in every tradition. Just as wars have been fought over access to water, peaceful alliances have also been created. Water is the common ground that can bring us all together. The scarcity of water in the Middle-East poses a serious crisis, potentially even more dangerous than the religious and territorial conflicts. Without peace the well will soon run dry. This work endeavors to create a safe space where artists from different faith traditions can come together to share and create inclusive sacred ritual that can have resonance for people of all backgrounds.

"A brave and beautiful new work at a significant time."  Carmen Carnes, Senior Editor VoiceofDance.com

"Prayer in theater, theater as prayer, a beautiful and inspired evening of music, dance, deep attunement, and ecstatic love for the divine source of all life."  -Hilal Sala of the Mevlevi Sufi Order

"Miriam's Well is a highly visceral and visually engaging dance and music performance created by acclaimed Berkeley dancer and choreographer Miriam Peretz."- David Templeton, Senior Editor - The Bohemian

More information:
http://www.miriamdance.com/

Location

Julia Morgan
2640 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
United States

Categories

Music

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

Contact


Contact us
Email
support@brownpapertickets.com
Phone
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
Resources
Careers
Developers
Help
U.S. COVID-19 Event Restrictions
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Locations
Event Producers
Create an Event
Pricing
Services
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2021 Mobile EN ES FR