Lauren studied traditions of Temple masks in Indonesia. in 1999 she made 30 multicultural masks of the Goddesses for The Spiral Dance at Ft. Mason Center in San Francisco. Lauren's new collection of masks, "Numina-Masks for the Elemental Powers" will be used in performance in Willits, CA called "The Awakening."A multisensory art theatre experience which presents the dilemma of our time in Classical Greco-Roman theatre style, with dance, poetry, art and music.--March 15-16 for info: call The Muse--354--2475. Annie Waters writes: "The early Romans believed nature was inhabited and maintained by elemental forces they called the Numina. The mysterious forests, the generous orchards, the healing springs each had an intelligent spirit, a Numen. As Rome grew storytellers began to give the Numina names, and the weavers of myth gave them faces, and temples were built for them. But their ancient orgins were never forgotten, their primal grace always sought. Indeed the "Spirit of Place" calls to us today. We experience it in our wisdom and concerns over the salmon, health of the ocean, hurricanes, summer heat and wild fires being experienced each year. Join us as we speak to our fears of climate changes, GMO issues, animal extinctions, and offer a key to revisioning our collective future."
MUSIC: 'We'll Feast in the Valley" from the CD The Voice of the Mother." Composed and performed by Janie Rezner, MA www.janierezner.com