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Happening this Week

Happening this Week

by Charlotte Penrose

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION: BENEATH THE SURFACE
January 18-23, Wednesday thru Monday, All Day

Don’t miss your last chance to view Sohn’s water-themed exhibition featuring the photography of John Atchley, Peggy Braun, George Diebold and others with moving images by Matthew David Wachsman. Work in this exhibition explores water, as an element, and as a metaphor. The physical and the psychological. Whether placid or roiling, water is constantly moving and changing and these photographers beautifully capture both its serenity and strength.
Sohn Fine Art Gallery. 69 Church Street. Lenox MA. 413.551.7353
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CHOREOGRAPHED COMPLEXITY: RICHARD MOVE’S XXYY
January 20, Friday, 8-10PM

Choreographer/dancer/director and TEDGlobal Oxford Fellow Richard Move’s collaboration with theater artist Alba Clemente and Italian electronic music pioneer Martux_m, XXYY is a multi-sensorial, poetic, and otherworldly theatrical event exploring the chromosomal combinations that produce gender identity, reconstructing the conventional binaries of male and female. The program also features Martha@…20, a work-in-progress performance marking the 20th anniversary of Move’s highly acclaimed and continuously evolving performances as legendary 20th-century icon Martha Graham. Tickets $5-20 available at:
MASS MoCA,
87 Marshall Street. North Adams MA. 413.662.2111


YOGA CLINIC:
BREATH, BANDHAS & INTERNAL FORM WITH AMY WEBB

January 21, Saturday 1-3:30 PM

Bandhas offer the essence of true core strength and the capacity to move within your structure free from strain on your joints. Amy Webb will guide as you explore applying bandhas in key standing forms, transitions, seated forms, breathwork, and ultimately as a bridge to stillness and inner peace. Whether in study or new to bandhas in yoga asana practice, this clinic will deepen your understanding with this elusive yet pivotal element to time on and off your mat once entered into the stream of yoga.Useful to all methods of yoga and levels of experience—beginners welcome. $45
Sruti Berkshire Yoga Center
33 Railroad Street. Great Barrington MA. 413.717.5058
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A RURAL REEL: PETER AND THE FARM
January 22, Sunday 11AM

The film features Peter Dunning—a rugged individualist in the extreme—a hard-drinking loner, former artist, and product of the 1960s counterculture whose poetic idealism has since soured. He cannot seem to stop himself from slipping into drunken self-destructive habits, cursing the splendors of a pastoral landscape that he has spent decades nurturing. He is also an incredibly complicated, sympathetic documentary subjects. Imbued with an aching tenderness, Tony Stone’s documentary is both haunting and heartbreaking, a mosaic of its singular subject’s transitory memories and reflections—however funny, tragic, or angry they may be. Presented by the Moviehouse as part of their FilmWorks Forum series, the showing will be followed by a community discussion led by Tony Stone, the Director and Cinematographer of the film. Free, no tickets required.
The Moviehouse. 48 Main Street. Millerton, NY. 518.789.0022
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EAST MEETS WEST STOCKBRIDGE:
GREEN TEA, ORIGAMI AND SEVEN POEMS OF JAPAN

January 22, Sunday, 2:30-4PM

The seven poems of Japan in Colin Harrington’s newest book are a celebration of a few wonderful places the author visited in Japan from which he came back with so much more than expected. These poems touch on the wonder of Japanese aesthetics in literature, art, food, and how to live in this dew drop world with a true understanding of the experience of life. To bring some of that atmosphere to live Six Depot will be offering a Japanese Green Tea Tasting with Lisa Landry and an Origami Demo & Teaching with Debbie Balmuth.
No. Six Depot. 6 Depot Street. West Stockbridge MA. 413.232.0205
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ECOLOGY UPDATE: RESILIENT FORESTS IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD
January 22, Sunday, 4PM

Presented by Great Mountain Forest, Dr. Charles Canham of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, will review the forces that have created the current forested landscape of New England, and the myriad human impacts that will shape those forests in the future. Among those impacts: invasive species, over-abundant deer, air pollution, logging, and climate change. And yet, despite these threats, northeastern forests prove remarkably resilient, and all studies point to significant regional recovery of forest biomass from a low point 100 years ago. Linger after for the reception following the lecture. Free. Call to reserve seats.
Norfolk Library. 9 Greenwoods Road East. Norfolk CT. 860.542.5075
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