A great forum on Interdependence took place in Dublin last week. These are my notes on some of the most important contributions during the various panels dealing with Cosmopolitan cities, Gender related issues and education.
“Fall and Recover” and the Irish Modern Dance Theatre narrative by John Scott
His dance company, Irish Modern Dance Theatre, has some interesting dancers with very different bodies and styles, ex Cunningham , fierce, passionate Irish dancers from Dublin used to working in adversarial conditions for dance, then there’s Florence from Togo – spine damaged in three places...and all the others. Read more about this fascinating cosmopolitan company
Chiang Mai Conference on Language Rights, Inclusion and the Prevention of Ethnic Conflicts (13-17 Dec. 2012)
My very personal summary of quite a special meeting in Chiang Mai. People, topics, sights, music, dialogues, it was human and beautiful from the first to the very last minute!
Imagination and Achievement
France, my country, has a new president...Following a nasty campaign which left me an ugly impression of mutual hatred...So President Sarkozy, whose heritage is clearly foreign and who chose for the first time in history Ministers of all walks of life and political background was suddenly a little Pétain...I felt sad, not because I liked … Continue reading Imagination and Achievement
Back from Cosmopolitan India
Where should I start...India was more than an unforgettable and rich experience, it was a trip from which I come different....How many times did I hear this comment ? Yet I admit I'm no exception to this rule. India is just another dimension of humanity.
His project of an Israeli-Arab orchestra is marvellous. A few years ago, I was contacted by the initiator of the Birthing Together project which attempted, in the year 2000...to create a maternity that would serve both the Israeli and Arab women of a transborder region of Israel. My brother once even commented that I might … Continue reading Barenboïm