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Frank Haines & Zeena Schreck Zeena Schreck, Live From the Eye of the Storm

Community Church of New York, 40 E 35th Street

Zeena Schreck, Live From the Eye of the Storm organized by visual artist Frank Haines and presented by Performa considers the ritual aspects and power of the spoken word. Haines a sculptor and musical performer with the group Blanko and Noiry has constructed a stage set and musical environment for Zeena Schreck, Berlin-based multi-media artist, author and tantric teacher known by her mononymous artist name, ZEENA. Between 1988-1993 Zeena served as composer, vocalist, musician and graphic designer on all recordings and performances for the sonic magical musical project Radio Werewolf. She is currently a practicing Tibetan Buddhist yogini in the Drikung, Karma Kagyu and Nyingma lineages, and is founder and leader of the Sethian Liberation Movement (SLM). She is a leading western teacher of Buddhist meditation, spiritual awakening and the nature of mind. She has practiced and taught meditation for over 30 years, with an emphasis in the Zen and Mahamudra meditation. She teaches at the Buddhistische Gesellschaft Berlin. This performance marks the 11th anniversary of the founding of the SLM (November 8, 2002). Zeena, accompanied by New York musician Hisham Bharoocha (first percussion) and Danish musician Anders Hermund (second percussion), will present a vocal based work as chant that taps into the ritual use of vocalized sacred syllables, originating from emptiness, gradually transforming into a sound and voice collage on a stage set design by Frank Haines. This will be Zeena’s first performance granted to her native country since her expatriation to Europe in 1990.

Zeena's wardrobe by Ohne Titel.

Zeena Schreck, Live From the Eye of the Storm is a Performa Project curated by Mark Beasley.

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