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- BlogThu, 21 May 2015Insights on Insight
We recently had the opportunity to premiere a portion of our new TE’A piece, There’s Something About America (TSAA) to a very special audience on the West Coast at The 30th Annual Fallon Memorial Lonergan Symposium at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Our audience was composed of Lonergan professors and... more...Filters: Arts & Humanities
- BlogMon, 27 Apr 2015Surprised by Beauty
I recently attended the annual Lonergan Conference at the West Coast Methods Institute at Loyola Marymount University in LA. The conference is dedicated to Bernard Lonergan's philosophy of consciousness and tends to draw scores of Lonergan scholars from all over North America. As has happened in previous years, I found myself... more...Filters: Arts & Humanities
- BlogWed, 8 Apr 2015Sea Change
When Vieve recently approached me about sharing a bit of my experience regarding Insight theory and my life, my initial reaction was “where do I even begin? It changed everything.” After a few days of mulling over how best to express the massive impact on me, I decided I would focus upon my assimilation of Insight into my... more...Filters: Arts & Humanities
- BlogMon, 23 Mar 2015Movement Iconography for There's Something About...
In a previous blog, I wrote about some of the artistic elements we are employing in the creation of There's Something About America, including music and movement. Here is a short video capturing the Company working with what we are calling "Loop" choreography. The movement suggests the figure of the Insight Loop. The Loop... more...Filters: Arts & Humanities
- BlogMon, 9 Mar 2015Build-A-Banquet
I found my calling. When the parable of The Bamboo Jacket Banquet sprang to life in my mind, I found my calling! The king invites everyone to dine at the castle. His only request is that you wear a bamboo jacket. Everyone comes, the peasants, the nobleman and the wise. They put on their bamboo jackets as they enter to discover they... more...Filters: Arts & Humanities
- BlogMon, 23 Feb 2015Out in Front: Producing Art that Matters
Over the past several months I have been engaged in a bi-weekly podcast focusing on art and its place in social/ cultural change. My last three conversations have been with three passionate articulate producers of film and theatre. Lucy De Rosa, Chelsea Frei and Caroline von Kuhn are each dedicated producing art that makes a difference.... more...Filters: Arts & Humanities
- BlogThu, 5 Feb 2015One Year and A Bit with There’s Something About...
It has been a little over 20 months since the TE’A Company gathered in a townhouse on the upper west side to learn and practice the Insight approach to conflict transformation. Since then, the company has continued to deepen their knowledge of Lonergan’s Insight theory, as well as practice the Insight approach by having... more...Filters: Arts & Humanities
- BlogMon, 26 Jan 2015Important Milestone for There’s Something About...
TE’A reached an important milestone this week in its creation of There’s Something About America. This past Saturday the Company came together for an Insight Design Lab (IDL), as we have eight times before. Until now, our IDLs have focused on learning the Insight approach to conflict transformation and exploring theatrical... more...Filters: Arts & Humanities
- BlogFri, 9 Jan 2015A Sense of Quiet in the Whirl
Last time I wrote, my father was in the ICU at Duke University hospital with an unknown disease that was attacking his brain. A grand mal seizure was just one of the extreme displays of this mysterious illness. A couple of days before Christmas he was sent home, only to go back to the hospital on Christmas morning. He is now home again,... more...Filters: Arts & Humanities
- BlogWed, 17 Dec 2014This holiday season I fall on my knees
Four weeks ago my father was driving home from a friend’s house, a drive he has made many times over the last 20 years, and he got lost. Then, he could not remember his password to his phone and computer. Two days later he could not get out of bed. When my stepmom brought him his cello, which he has played since he was five years... more...Filters: Arts & Humanities