Jessica Stroh & Angelica's Kitchen - 04/23/17

A civilization needs a myth to live. The Christian myth on which we have lived has degenerated and
become one-sided and insufficient....and I think that Alchemy is the complete myth...a higher completion
of the Christian myth. Alchemy faces the problem of the opposites, faces the problem of matter, and faces
the problem of the feminine...the three things which are lacking in Christianity. ---Marie-Louise von Franz
A civilization needs a myth to live.

For her heart was in her work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art. ---Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
[ Dancer Jessica Stroh @ Alchemical Theater Laboratory ]
Dancer Jessica Stroh @ Alchemical Theater Laboratory

For age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress. And as the evening twilight
fades away, the sky is filled with stars invisible by day. ---Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
[ Dancer Jessica Stroh @ Alchemical Theater Laboratory ]
Dancer Jessica Stroh @ Alchemical Theater LaboratoryA

Mysterium Coniunctionis, subtitled An Inquiry into the Separation and Synthesis of Psychic Opposites
in Alchemy, is Volume 14 in The Collected Works of Carl Gustav Jung, published in 1970 by Princeton
University Press in the United States and by Routledge and Kegan Paul in the United Kingdom.
Completed in his 81st year, C. G. Jung empirically discovered that certain key problems of
modern man were prefigured in what the alchemists called their 'art' or 'process'.
Mysterium Coniunctioni.

Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is. ---Nadine Gordimer
[ Dancer Jessica Stroh @ Alchemical Theater Laboratory ]
Dancer Jessica Stroh @ Alchemical Theater Laboratory

It is by suffering that angels become human beings? ---Nicholas Croft
It is by suffering that angels become human beings?  ---Nicholas Croft

The Passing by Bill Viola, 1991. 54min:22sec. The Passing hauntingly travels the terrains of the
conscious, the subconscious, and the desert landscapes of the Southwest, melding sleep, dreams
and the drama of waking life into a stunning masterpiece. The Passing re-enforces
the notion of a permeable conduit between reality and surreality.
The Passing by Bill Viola, 1991. 54min:22sec

Any parachuter will tell you that the adrenaline rush that comes from jumping out of a plane is often
followed by an intense feeling of let-down after landing. The same thing happens when you finish a big
show. Performers of all kinds know there’s very little logic to those icky feelings that come creeping in
the days and weeks after performance. You just did something extraordinary—shouldn’t you feel great?
The symptoms of post-performance depression vary widely. ---Dancespirt Magazine
---Dancespirt Magazine quote.

Built in 1921 by the League for Political Education, the Town Hall was home to NBC's program
'America's Town Meeting of the Air' during the golden age of radio. The broadcast, with it's
use of audience participation, promised to democratize civic discourse and education.
Aimee Mann performs at Town Hall.

Aimee Mann performs at Town Hall on Saturday April 22, 2017 @ 8:00PM in the wake of her new album
Mental Illness. She has been called 'one of the top 10 living songwriters' along with
Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen.
Aimee Mann performs at Town Hall.

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