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The Mystical Arts of Tibet: Sacred Music/Sacred Dance for World Healing
Saturday, May 9
7:30 p.m.


The famed multiphonic singers from Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Monastery will perform traditional temple music and mystical masked dances. This extraordinary performance features elaborate costumes, traditional instruments and unique multiphonic singing wherein the monks simultaneously intone three notes of a chord. The Drepung Loseling monksare particularly renowned for this unique singing.

They also utilize traditional instruments such as 10-foot-long dung-chen horns, drums, bells, cymbals and gyaling trumpets. Rich brocade costumes and masked dances, suchas the Dance of the Sacred Snow Lion, add to the exotic splendor.The Tibetan monks will create a sand mandala in the Moraine Valley Library beginning Wednesday, May 6, and concluding Saturday, May 9. From all of the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of themost unique and exquisite. Millions of grains ofsand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks to form theimage of a mandala. To date, the monks have created mandala sand paintings in more than 100 museums, art centers,and colleges and universities in the United States and Europe.

Shows in the New 2014-15 Season!

Christine Wuenschel Body Contact, Drawings by Christine Wuenschel



March 23-April 24

Sondheim: The Songs That Got Away
Featuring Tommy Hensel With Pam Peterson and Carolyn Brady-Riley


May 17

Broadway/Pop/Motion Picture Spectacular!

May 2

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Academic Theater


April 24-May 3

Christine Wuenschel’s large-scale drawings of nude bodies, sometimes piled one on top of the other, explore the tension between pleasure and discomfort and challenge historically rooted notions of nudity and sensuality.



Join cabaret artist Tommy Hensel on an entertaining tribute to the music of Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim. Perhaps best-known for his iconic Send in the Clowns, Sondheim’s career has spanned over 50 years and has resulted in thousands of songs. Drawn frommany of Sondheim’s lesser-known plays and his music for film and television, this cabaret will be sure to delight, entertain and often titillate. Be prepared for a few surprising twists along the way.

The Moraine Chorale celebrates its 17th season performing five themed concerts, including Broadway music, patriotic, and holiday selections with a small chamber orchestra. The Chorale is a community-based choir with more than 60 members. The Chamber Singers is an ensemble featuring Moraine Valley students.

Joe Eggis a dark comedy that addresses every expectant parent’s deepest fears. Bri, a school teacher, and his wife, Sheila, have a 10-year-old spastic child named Josephine, who has been entirely dependent upon her parents since birth. Bri sees a hopeless futureand hides behind irony and sarcasm to cope, while Sheila believes the child is her penance for a promiscuous past and hopefully looksfor even the slightest hint at Josephine’s recovery. In the end, Bri and Sheila must decide how to confront the future: as a family, as a couple, or on their own.