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Open Your Heart and Mind

  • The Center at West Park 165 W 86th Street, Entrance on Amsterdam Ave. New York United States (map)

A western woman falls in love with the shehnai.  Forests are burning. The Kumbh Mela beckons in Prayagraj.  A cacophony of living sounds, colors, and history surround her. Her country is falling apart. Cows, feral dogs, and birds abound. A dream, an abstraction, a very old reality. Enter into the immersive, performance art soundscape of Open Your Heart and Mind

Deborah Latz is a multidisciplinary artist in the Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) MFA graduate program at Brooklyn College.

Concept and Composition by Deborah Latz (shehnai, voice, looper), with Andy Mason (keyboard, percussion)

Technical Design by Sangmin Chae

Lighting Design by Matt Deinhart

Graphic Design by Inkyoung Bae

Artist's Note:

If you are purchasing a Virtual Ticket to support the production even though you cannot attend in person, thank you! In December, Deborah will send you a private link to the live video of Open Your Heart and Mind, a virtual program, and an artifact from the performance!

For those who are attending the performance you will receive a hard copy program and an artifact from the performance.

Thank you so much and looking forward to seeing you and feeling you ‘in spirit’ in the Sanctuary on Friday, November 8!

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