ONE-TIME EVENT

Usha and the Dawns to come - A performance

location_on Matrimandir
access_time Aug 17, Wed @ 07:30 PM
visibility Published for Public
 
USHA AND THE DAWNS TO COME
A Performance

At the Matrimandir Gardens around the Fountain August 15, 16 and 17: 
7.30pm Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. 

From the Vedas to Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri. The texts for this performance were chosen as an attempt, in a visual form, to bring close to us the immortal knowledge they express. As golden drops of Light, tiny drops from a vast Ocean, this selection from the Vedas, the Upanishads and the Gita, creates a particular atmosphere conducive to an inner opening towards this eternal knowledge. The presence of Sanskrit language in various moments was essential for the creation of this atmosphere.

Usha, the opening lines of Sri Aurobindo’s The Life Divine, was our first source of inspiration. From there, an invocation of Dawn, with a few quotes from the Vedas, leads us to the joy of the manifestation, the Divine Presence everywhere, through the verses and two stories from the Upanishads. Lines from Savitri permeate the whole, helping us
to receive Krishna. The sounds of His flute prepare us to listen to some of His teachings to Arjuna in the battlefield of Kurukshetra.The performance concludes with the last lines of Savitri, Sri Aurobindo’s epic poem. They affirm our best hopes and aspirations, and unite the past dawns and noons of the future.

Usha and the Dawns to Come was a one year project that started in August 2021 and will conclude with three performances in August 2022. It is the result of a combined
effort by a small group of people in their sincere aspiration to make an offering to 
Sri Aurobindo.

~ Conceptualized and Directed by Aryamani 
  • Organizing Group: Matrimandir
  • Email: khushmita@auroville.org.in