Kazuko Hirabayashi Memorial Service - 11/13/16

I'm not a good tourist. I don't like walking around and looking at things. I like being in a city
and working and finding out how other people live. ---Marian Seldes
I'm not a good tourist.  ---Marian Seldes

As the Vietnam War raged in 1969, Yoko Ono and her husband John Lennon held two week-long Bed-Ins
for Peace, one at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam and one at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
in Montreal, each of which were intended to be non-violent protests against
experimental tests of new ways to promote peace.
Yoko Ono and her husband John Lennon held two week-long Bed-Ins.

Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up. ---Tom Stoppard
[ A day in NYC with our Canadian friends George and Jennifer. ]
A day in Manhattan with our Canadian friends George and Jennifer.

A portrait session at home this afternoon with Photographer André Smits of Artist in the World. André
has recorded 3440 portraits of artists during the period between 2008 and 2016.
A gathering for Zero Group Artist Jan Henderikse at The Bergen Art Fair.

André Smits portrait of Zbig Vision Scholar, Social Diarist, and Eccentric Nicholas Croft.
André Smits portrait of Zbig Vision Scholar, Social Diarist and Eccentric Nicholas Croft.

Kazuko Hirabayashi (October 18, 1933 – March 25, 2016) memorial service @ Symphony Space.
Kazuko Hirabayashi (October 18, 1933 – March 25, 2016) memorial service @ Symphony Space.

Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to the inner life what choice of action
is to the outer. In both cases, a person is responsible for their choice and must accept
the consequences, whatever they may be. ---W. H. Auden
Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that. ---W. H. Auden

Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday
events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become
a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory. ---Claude Debussy
Art is the most beautiful deception of all. ---Claude Debussy

Kazuko Hirabayashi was a dance teacher and choreographer. In 1967 she founded her own
Kazuko Kirabayashi Dance Theater. She also was for a time director of the Graham school
and director of the junior troupe of the Martha Graham Ensemble. She began to teach at Juilliard
in 1968, retiring in 2011. Many of her choreographed works were premiered at Juilliard.
It appears that my days as a Stimulator of Youth are numbered?

Kazuko Hirabayashi (October 18, 1933 – March 25, 2016) memorial service @ Symphony Space.
[ Kazuko Hirabayashi (October 18, 1933 – March 25, 2016) memorial service @ Symphony Space. ]

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