This entry was posted on Nov 28 2011 by Savannah Webber
As protestors around the globe carry out localised off-shoots of the anti-capitalist ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement, the Metropolitan Opera presents SATYAGRAHA – a production chronicling the life of the man who championed the philosophy of non-violent resistance, Mahatma Gandhi.
SATYAGRAHA, featuring songs sung in ancient Sanskrit, with the libretto drawn from the holy Bhagavad Gita scripture, screens in 30 cinemas around New Zealand for a limited season from 15 December.
Philip Glass’s opera, one of the most modern works in the Met repertory, tells the moving story of Gandhi’s early life in South Africa, when he formed his revolutionary philosophy of pacifism to fight racism.
Performers Richard Croft, Rachelle Durkin, and Alfred Walker and conductor Dante Anzolini, reprise their performances from the opera’s 2008 Met premiere, which were met with extraordinary critical acclaim.
This entry was posted on Nov 26 2011 by Sienna Mawby
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This entry was posted on Nov 25 2011 by Kai Conacher
After a century of popular and learned enlightenment — Charles Beard and Howard Zinn; civil rights and decolonization; Africana Studies, Chicano Studies, gender studies, genocide studies; the American Indian Movement and the endangered species list — we’re supposed to know better. Yet it’s still rather impossible to look at a map of the North American continent and not see a destiny logical and inevitable — indeed, manifest. Once the strip of British colonies on the Atlantic coast wrested a divorce from the mother country, where else could history have gone but west, till it hit another ocean? Like the nursery-catalog saplings assigned to numbered growing zones, Americans — or estadounidenses, to borrow a sorely lacking word from the hemispheric neighbors — seem bred for germination along a sharply bounded clime.
This entry was posted on Nov 21 2011 by Savannah Webber
SKY Television and Television New Zealand (TVNZ) today announced that they have formed a partnership to launch a new digital pay television service, delivering pay channels over SKY’s digital terrestrial spectrum. SKY has a 51% shareholding and TVNZ a 49% shareholding in the joint venture.
The new service will provide paid-for and free content, including free-to-air channels, to a digital decoder, which is also readied to utilise Ultra-Fast-Broadband (UFB) in the future.
The launch will be in the first half of 2012, timed to take advantage of the digital switchover (DSO), when a large number of New Zealand homes will need to transition to a digital television service.
SKY’s Chief Executive Officer, John Fellet, said;
“It’s exciting to be working together with TVNZ to provide Kiwis with more television viewing options.