Offering to White Tara
II Congress on Sound, Music & Wisdom
(Lisbon, November 2017)
Tara is an iconic Buddhist goddess of many colors. Although she is formally associated only with Buddhism in Tibet, Mongolia, and Nepal, she has become one of the most familiar figures of Buddhism around the world. Her name in Tibetan is Sgrol-ma, or Dolma, which means "she who saves."
It is said her compassion for all beings is stronger than a mother's love for her children. The White Tara is the personification of compassion, long life, healing, and serenity. The followers of the White Tara believe that the gift of longevity is granted for the practice of compassion and service to others.
The basic words for the Tara Mantra are: Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha, which means, "Praise to Tara! Hail!"
(sources: www.thoughtco.com; http://humanityhealing.net)
University of Choreosophy (U.C.)
(Milan, July 2017)
Arawi means "poem" or "chant" in the Quechua language. Although this performance is open to the public's interpretation, it may express as an alchemical dance symbolising the main stages of the feminine experience in the world, from birth, through fertility, until the realization of wisdom.
Dance for TARA | offering
III International Danza Duende Festival
(Serpa, July 2016)
Five performances on the streets of Serpa, at a different location and time every day, dedicated to 5 emanations of Arya Tara. The Buddhist goddess Tara in all her manifestations and colours - be it White Tara, Red Tara, Black Tara, Yellow Tara, Blue Tara or Green Tara - is the manifestation of a strong energy of compassion and healing. There is a total of 21 expressions of Tara energy. The meaning of Tara is "She Who Saves".
Basilica of Our Lady of Avioth, France
Levante is a personal and impersonal song
It is origin and longing
Sounds, ancient or present
A thousand of pieces of mine, yours or theirs...
It is golden letters, forgotten cries, deep and obstinate whistles. Sediments that the strong winds drag, dancing in the air in all directions; shapes in the sand drawn by currents of air; dunes and bushes with no fixed place, molding themselves unwittingly by the whims of nature!
Levante of the Rising Sun, you clean my soul, removing any prints.
"Levante" is a performance that comes through as a tribute to the female lineage of my family, and as an offering to Our Lady of Avioth and to the Virgin in her broadest sense, as a representation of the Great Goddess of Compassion.
© windhorsedancer. All rights reserved.