RENE DAUMAL’S “HOLY WAR”
For a review of this performance see
Review of Rene Dumal’s ‘Holy War’
on the John Robert Colombo page
Celebrating the centenary of Rene Daumal’s birth (1908-1944)
SATURDAY DECEMBER 6, 2008, 7.30PM
GEORGE IGNATIEFF THEATRE, TRINITY COLLEGE,
16, DEVONSHIRE PLACE,
The remarkable prose poem of inner search
The prominent poet and novelist of avant-guarde French literature wrote this prose poem as the Nazi armies were crushing Western Europe and approaching France. “Holy War” takes the battle inside.
Daumal endows the words “holy war” with their truest meaning, as he evokes with ruthless honesty and rich humour the inner struggle toward consciouness and conscience.
This is the unseen warfare that many spiritual traditions regard as the surest basis for peace.
Priscilla Smith (voice)
Dolphi Wertenbaker (dance)
Chris Wertenbaker (oud)
Jeff Greene (strings)
With an introduction by author and Daumal scholar, Roger Lipsey
A discussion with the audience will follow the performance
Doors open 7.00pm
General admission $25
For information and to purchase tickets call: 416 – 469 – 2847