Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo
at The Lensic
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
$15/20/75 Students $10
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Join us for the US premier screening of Blue Alchemy by NM filmmaker Mary Lance. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market.
The $75 ticket includes an invitation to a pre-screening party at the Coyota Cantina, 5:30 - 6:30 PM, as well as preferred seating at the Lensic. The Coyote Cantina is located at 132 West Water Street.
Filmed in India, Japan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Mexico, El Salvador and the US, this fascinating documentary weaves together visually stunning stories of indigo's cultural roots, its history, and the people who today are reaching into their past traditions to revive the production and use of indigo for sustainable development. Once again indigo is providing a critical source of income and beauty for indigenous cultures and is coloring their arts Indigo Blue. With musical guests Agalu! Come dressed in your blues!
Opening the evening for Blue Alchemy will be a moving performance by acclaimed Japanese flautist, Kojiro Umezaki, a member Yo Yo Ma's group, the Silk Road Ensemble. Kojiro will perform the shakuhachi solo, "Kogarashi", a piece composed by Nakao Tozan following the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. The performance this evening will commemorate the lives lost in the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami.