About Latitude Artist Community

Latitude Artist Community serves all people - with an emphasis on those thought by some to have a disability - by creating meaningful, inclusive community interactions which allow participating artists to contribute culturally and politically to the life of their community.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Overcoming Obstacles with Ganesha

second of two progressions                                                                                                                          Overcoming Obstacles with Ganesha…
A Performance created by participants in Latitude’s Weekly Community Yoga Class                   
with instructor Teresa Thompson of http://www.grassrootsyoga.org/                                                                                                                                                                                 and with thanks to ROMI for painting the background mural

A few notes about our ritual performance:

Ganesha is a wonderful Hindu Icon and how could there be a more appropriate symbol for us at Latitude than an entity committed to furthering intellectual development and overcoming obstacles? Over the past few weeks Latitude artists have been working out a performance arrangement based on these attributes. You will notice that the ritual is performed in front of a mural which tells of an apocalyptic future in which our polluted environment yields little opportunity for life. Yet there is still much hope for us and this performance speaks to the necessity of living lives which are respectful of all life.

A clip of the performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CN8KjkGqN4&list=UUBTGp7xi3fytZ5waR2-au-w&index=2&feature=plcp