at 1 p.m. Grady Cousins led us in
group voice work inspired by Kecak, the Balinese Ramayana Monkey Chant.
After the general session open to all,
there was a rehearsal of the Monkey component of the Opera.
A kecak-inspired voice workshop early in the week, in a corner
of the Arktagon. Still mostly core Atlanta and Songdog people at this
By Wednesday there were over 108 people each day doing our playa version
of Monkey Chant in the Arktagon.
Hinduism, 108 is a sacred number.
There are 108 manifestations of Brahman.
Opera Camp Monkeys invade Center Camp.
Papa Wu performs a synopsis of the Opera story:
Aliens from the Pleiades ignite consciousness in the heretofore subhuman
Meanwhile contact dancers performing in the same space continue to
do their thing--Burning Man synergy at work.
Is the Opera a cult?
Some have viewed the images of playa Kecak and come to this
Proof: Burning Man Opera Co-Producer Twan applies a mysterious brain-altering device to the vulnerable
skull of a poor trusting soul from Austria.
mysterious device transforms Uta into
The Bartender of the Bottomless Bar.
The enigma of her smile...
Is this how Leonardo kept his model happy?