THE WINDS OF SHIVA ARE THE DANCE OF HIS COSMIC HAIR
Shiva-Nataraj, the Cosmic Dancer
OLIVIER PATEY - First Dancer of the "National Opera of Paris Ballet".
(Photo above) : the "orientations" of the arms and legs of the "Man of Dance" are drawing the lines-forces of the Cube of Space with its inner 28 Paths of the Primordial Energy, the Life-Force. (Triangle and Square inside the Circle). Spirit and Matter are one.
TWO heads - "BERESHIT" בראשית
"Alpha Geminorum" and "Beta Geminorum" (Castor and Pollux) in the Gemini Constellation. Double-star system part of a six stars system (multiple stars)
IGOR WAKHEVITCH AND RINA SCHENFELD
Photo (below) : "The Line"
"THREADS" Dance solo and choreography : Rina Schenfeld ("Batseheva Dance Company") Music composed and played by Igor Wakhevitch (Festival of Israel), Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Haïfa. Paris, Theatre de la Ville. The music of "Threads" appears on Igor Wakhevitch's album "Let's Start", released by EMI
In our Universe everything is included in a single line from which is emanating a quantified multiplicity of lines and twisted threads, invisible and without dimension. The Line is everywhere and nowhere, an inconceivable gush taking place in a Point who is the interface and the link between the Infinite and the Finite.
Along the invisible threads of energy are running Existence, Time, Space in all their relative dimensions and aspects. Existence, Space and Time are the Three Heads of the Primordial Being, the Unpronounceable "entered in existence" (Elohim). The "Point" is manifesting the Immanent Presence of the Infinite in everything and beside and beyond of everything who exists and not exists. אהיה אשר אהיה "Ehie-Ascher-Ehie"
"THREADS" Dance solo and choreography : Rina Schenfeld. Music : Igor Wakhevitch (Festival of Israel, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Haifa ) Paris, Theatre de la Ville. Recorded in Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and Paris. The music of "Threads" appearsi in Igor Wakhevitch album "Let's Start", released by EMI
ISSUED FROM AN INITIAL POINT : A LINE. A SINGLE LINE.
FOUR DIFFERENTIATIONS, ASPECT AND STAGES OF "THE LINE": 1 - PURE ENERGY : RADIATION ; 2 - BRIGHTNESS : RADIANCE ; 3 - FORMING : INFLUENCE ; 4 - FULFILMENT : MATERIAL PLAN / BODY / ACTION - REALIZATION
EVERYTHING IS EMERGING FROM "THERE IS NOTHING" אין (EIN)
THE "SELF-RESTRICTION" - Tsimtsum - or "CONTRACTION" OF THE INFINITE IS GIVING BIRTH TO AN EMPTINESS WITHOUT LIMITS
EXISTENCE AND REALITY ARE NOTHING ELSE THAN A PRIMORDIAL "THERE IS NOTHING", AN IMPENETRABLE MYSTERY ....
... WHICH IS A POINT SURROUNDED BY AN ENDLESS LIGHT DARKER THAN THE NIGHT : "THERE IS NOTHING, LIGHT- WITHOUT LIMITS"
Rina Schenfeld on stage in Paris at the Theatre de la Ville performing "Threads" on Igor Wakhevitch's music.
IGOR WAKHEVITCH AND CAROLYN CARLSON
First scene of "This" : the space-time (the stage of the great opera-theatre) where everything will take place. All the story : who ? why ? how ? where ? what ? ... "the Other" is myself, the" Human Called Being". "National Opera of Paris" (Palais Garnier) : an initial trilogy leading to the final achievement of a "pentalogy": "the Beginning - This-That- the Other - the End". Total duration of the piece: five hours. Choreography and actors directing by Carolyn Carlson. Music played and composed by Igor Wakhevitch.
Photo below: Rina Schenfeld, performing dans solo "Threads" (Paris, Theatre de la Ville)
Rina Schenfeld performing her dans solo "Threads". Music Igor Wakhevitch (album Let's Start") EMI
"Threads", dance solo choregraphy Rina Schenfeld, music Igor Wakhevitch. Festival of Israel.
Photos below: RINA SCHENFELD
Rina Schenfeld in her dressing room to get ready to perform "Threads" in Jerusalem Theatre (Festival of Israel), Music by Igor Wakhevitch
MARICA PLICK : Igor's mother. Born in Kishinev a 15th December 1922, the 25 Kislev 5683, the first day of Hanukkah. Her actress name was "Maria Carlo". She learned acting and theatre under the guidance George and Ludmilla Pitoeff in Paris. She was a close friend of the great french poet Jean Cocteau and other great figures of french culture, as Jean Marais, Jacques Prévert, Marcel Achard, Bernard Blier, Michel Simon, Daniel Gelin, etc. ; she was also a close collaborator of Yves Saint-Laurent and Hubert de Givenchy ; Marica got married to the famous set designer Georges Wakhevitch. She is the mother of Igor and Alexandre Wakhevitch, Igor's young brother. Marica -zl - passed away in South India in 1983 where she rest in Peace.
"The Prophet Samuel Infant", painting by Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)
TOUT EST DANS TOUT". "Le Haut est comme le Bas, le Bas est comme le Haut, par la médiation de la CHOSE-UNE"
Carolyn Carlson on stage performing at the National Opera of Paris (Palais Garnier) on Igor Wakhevitch's music. Body balance between air and earth, the finger is pointing in the direction of the Human (called "Being") ... which is the Line by excellence : framed by an introduction and a conclusion, "the Beginning" and "the End" ... "This, That, The Other" tells us a tale in form of a legend, a myth , draws a long and magic line under our eyes, enters in us through our ears, penetrating in the inner shrine of the being. A "Direction". The Line does not run endlessly in the void, but reverse simultaneously, bouncing back toward its unthinkable Origin, fulfilling her own "Identity" named "ISRAEL", the root of the roots: basic architecture of our universe and mother-earth, a six points star (magen David) ... source of an infinity of hidden worlds.
Photo (above) National Opera of Paris (Palais Garnier) "THIS" : Choreography Caroly Carlson, Music Igor Wakhevitch. Opposite directions of the Line and its diagonal derivation: the ladder of the worlds. A lateral alternance of diagonals - right and left - along the straight vertical central line is a process of the nature to create a circulation of energy which is basically a rotation. As an egyptian "hieroglyph", Carolyn's body lies on the thin line created by the "vertical" horizontality, feets and arms in opposition directions indicatiing the top and the bottom of everything. Notice Carolyn's eyes looking at her hand and finger. The body is at the same time horizontal and vertical. Her back is hidden. This scenery, opening the story .... symbolize the World. Each figure express a particular energy and natural force, a human character as well. Notice the ladder against the spine of the 45° of Adam the Man, the Human Being ascending by himself through himself ON himself .... and the finger here again ... shows something extremly important and indcate a DIRECTION.
Photo (below) : Paris Opera program with dediacted words to Igor from Peter Morin and Caroline Marcadet.
The Line triggers the beggining of the whirls, based on the Golden Number proportions. On the music of Igor Wakhevitch, Carolyn Carlson and Larrio Eckson dancing on the immense stage of the "National Opera of Paris" (Palais Garnier) : "THIS-THAT-THE OTHER"
(Above) One of the many letters and drawings, poems from Carolyn Carlson to Igor.
CAROLYN CARLSON wonderful "arabesque". Here also, the body is manfesting the invisible lines of the "Cube of the Space" with its 28 segments. Notice how the foot is taking its strenght from the ground, the bouncing energy coming from mother-earth. The infinite energy of the ONE, its Intemporel Power of Creation (letter Aleph) generates an equivalent opposite force, the resistance (gravitation, attraction, centripental force) of the letter TAV.
A tiny difference in the potential of energy generated by the resistance of Tav introduce in the entire universe a principle of imperfection who increase as one goes along the descent from the abstract to the concrete ; (from Aleph to Tav and from Tav to Aleph : two scales working simultaneously in opposite direction)
Maurice Béjart and Carolyn Carlson in great conversation backstage at the Theatre de la Ville in Paris just after the grand-premiere of the dance program "Les Fous d'Or" on the music of Igor Wakhevitch
Carolyn Carlson performing "Les Fous d'Or" on stage at the Theatre de la Ville, Paris. Carolyn is "the crazy lady" .... (a witch ?)
Maurice Béjart, Igor Wakhevitch, Carolyn Carlson. Théâtre de la Ville, Paris. Backstage after the grand-première of *Les Fous d'Or"
NAQSH-E-RUSTAM (Perepolis, IRAN) Performing site of "Human Called Being", music Igor Wakhevitch, choregraphy Carolyn Carlson with the Carolyn Carlson Dance-Theatre Group of Researches of the National Opera of Paris. Carved in the rock at a considerable height above the ground, four tombs belonging to the Achaemenid Kings, Darius I, Xerxes, Artaxerxes II and Darius II. World creation of "Human Called Beings" in the effective presence of Her Majesty Farah Palhavi, Empress of Iran. The stage was erected just at the foot of the cliff. Igor's music played in this very sacred place for Iran history and people was like a powerful memory of a past life when the Jewish people was in exile in the Persian Empire: the majesty of Igor's music and its mystery, magic power in harmony with the nature of the desert and the royal tombs was like an invocation of jewish eternal soul above time and space.
THE MAGICIAN TRAVELLING ACROSS EXISTENCE (Peter Morin on stage performing "Human Called Being" - International Shiraz-Persepéolis Festival - Iran) Choréographie Carolyn Carlson, Music Igor Wakhevitch ("Nagual" the Wings of the Perception, EMI)
Right after the performance, Her Royal Majesty Farah Palhavi Empress of Iran having a chat with Carolyn Carlson and Igor Wakhevitch
IORMA UOTINEN performing "Human called Being" Naqsh-e-Rostam, International Festival of Persepolis-Iran. Music Igor Wakhevitch, choreography Carolyn Carlson
Igor Wakhevitch in conversation with Her Royal Majesty Farah Palhavi, Empress of Iran, just after the world premiere of "Human Called Being" (Naqsh-e-Rostam performing site, Shiraz-Persepolis Festival, Iran
Below : Iorma Uotinen and Dominique Petit inscriptions to Igor inside the National Opera of Paris programme released to introduce "The Other"
(Below) Carolyn Carlson's sketch of the entire pentalogy "Human Called Being" : "The Beginning - This - That - the Other - the End". A five hours performance at the National Opera of Paris. World Creation of "Human Called Being" (renamed "the End" at Paris Opera) in the effective presence of Her Royal Majesty Farah Palhavi, Empress of Iran ) Music by Igor Wakhevitch. (photo below: Naqsh-e-Rostam performing site, Shiraz-Persepolis Festival, Iran .
Photo below: NAQSH-E-RUSTAM (Perepolis, IRAN) Performing site of "Human Called Being", music Igor Wakhevitch, choregraphy Carolyn Carlson. Igor's music played in front of the Persian Kings's grave. (Third one from the left, the grave of King Assuerus, Xerxes I who ordered the first genocide in history of the Jewish people (Meguila Esther) The miracle of Purim.
NAQSH-E-RUSTAM - Iran: just after the performence (World Creation, 17. 08. 1978) Igor Wakhevitch presenting the album "NAGUAL" as a gift to Her Majesty Farah Palhavi, Empress of Iran (Music of "Human Called Being "on the album "Nagual" released by EMI)
Photo (below) : YURA KNIAZEFF Youra Kniazeff
Yura Kniazeff at 17 years old : Igor's best friend since childhood, sharing the same schools, including the "Paris National Superior Conservatory of Music and Dance" where both Igor and Yura were students. Talented classical dancer, Yura integrated the "National Opera of Paris Ballet" and later on joined the Pierre Lacotte Dance Company. Yura's mother was Nina Vyrubova, the famous "Prima Ballerina-Danseuse Etoile" from the Marquis de Cuevas Dance Company and at the "National Opera of Paris Ballet" where she was the main partner of Serge Lifar. Yura and Igor was like twins, sharing great brotherhood and friendship, having fun together! ... its Yura who introduced igor in the world of classical dance.
Photos below: MAURICE BEJART 's first letter to Igor
(below). The mantra "OM NAMO BHAGAVATE VASUDEVAYA" written by Maurice Béjart. Beginning of a long friendship ; letter to Igor Wakhevitch from Maurice Bejart touring in Canada with the XXth Century Ballet.
End of Maurice Béjart 's letter to Igor after the released of his first album "LOGOS" (EMI).
RINA SCHENFELD on stage in Jerusalem, performing "Threads". Igor Wakhevitch's music enables the spirit of dance descent to take possession ofthe dancer's soul and sustain all the choreagraphy. Body movements and emotions: music and dance are one.
Above : inner page of Festival of Israel programm
Below: the ring of the Alliance ....
Below : inner page of Festival of Israel programme, "Threads" choreography Rina Schenfeld, music Igor Wakhevitch
"Room" (H'eder) חדר (number value 212) ; the "chambers" - Chederim" - is an important teaching of the Kabalah of Israel: the "inner chambers" of the being. They are also special places where to rest after death ... but also class-rooms where the soul can study and evaluate her passage and experiences on the material plan. (According the state of counsciousness at the moment of the last breath)
Igor's electric organ (Tel-Aviv, recording "Threads" : Igor's music for Rina Schenfeld and the Festival of Israel). Album "Let's Start" (EMI)
Photo above: EMI studio in Boulogne (Paris) Igor with MOOG synthesizer, recording and mixing the album "Let's Start".
Above : Larrio Eckson, Caroline Marcadet, Iorma Uotinen, on stage at the National Opera of Paris (Palais Garnier) "The Other" Choreography Carolyn Carlson, Music Igor Wakhevitch
Down : Venice, Teatro La Fenice programme: "L'Orso e la Luna" Choreography Carolyn Carlson, Music Igor Wakhevitch
Igor at work in recording studio (Centre George Pompidou - Paris)
"DANCE WITH OLIVIER"
IGOR'S MAIN ENCOUNTER WITH THE WORLD OF DANCE AND "PARIS OPERA BALLET"
IGOR'S FRIEND IN LIFE SINCE EVER, OLIVIER PATEY SYMBOLIZE IGOR'S GREAT LOVE FOR DANCE
(Some photos of Igor's album)
Olivier during a rehersal of the Ballet at the National Opera of Paris (Palais Garnier)
OLIVIER PATEY, First Dancer of the National Opera of Paris Ballet. On stage Palais Garnier in "Don Quichotte"
Photos below: "The Girl of Sixteen" : Music Igor Wakhevitch. Choreography by Olivier Patey. Program - Tata Theatre Mumbai India
"Swan Lake" National Opera of Paris Ballet (Palais Garnier)
Olivier Patey rehearsal in Paris Opera studio "La Rotonde" with the famous french choreographer Roland Petit for his ballet "Nana" from Emile Zola
Photo (below) : Olivier Patey and Igor Wakhevitch with Rudolph Nureev in his "Petrushka" ' s costume.
IGOR'S PSYCHEDELIC SPECTRAL AURA
IGOR at the doorstep of his house "Alpha Ursa Minor" in India
Photo (below) : DANIIL (Olivier's son) is Igor's godson. Daniil's mother - Irina - is Russian.
Daniil is always pointing his finger toward the Line. He always showing us something with his finger. THIS IS THAT. HE NAMES.
Lord Ganesha, the author of the Mahabaratha, dancing in front of the mouse Mushaka.
Reharsaling a practical joke: two accomplices having fun together at Paris Opera in the rehearsal studio (Carolyn and Igor at work !)
THE COSMIC DANCER, THE LORD OF DANCE, SHIVA-NATARAJ