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A Will for the Woods
Fri, Oct 24 2014, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Lensic Presents A Will for the Woods, an award-winning documentary.

Musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial while battling lymphoma, determined that his last act will be a gift to the planet. Boldly facing his mortality, the spirited Clark and his partner Jane have joined with a compassionate local cemeterian to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut.

The documentary will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers.

Documenting one community's role in the genesis of a revolutionary movement, A Will for the Woods follows Clark's dream of leaving a legacy in harmony with timeless cycles, and environmentalism takes on a profound intimacy.
Tue, Oct 28 2014, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Lensic Presents The Roybal Ballet of Cambodia.

The Royal Ballet is a Cambodian tradition dating back more than 1,000 years. Closely linked to the royal court, it has suffered all the repercussions of the nation's history and, at various times, has almost been lost. In spite of such adversity, it has always been revived.

Cambodian classical dance is a unique art form. It is less esoteric in character than Indian classical dance, quieter and more restrained than the dances of Java, and is more grounded than the impression of weightlessness seen in Western ballet. In Cambodian tradition, the dancer performs a succession of choreographed postures that smoothly flow from one to the next without any abrupt movement. Nevertheless, the dance is a passionate art form in which controlled movement is used to communicate drama and intensity. Each of the slow, carefully composed gestures are precisely marked by orchestral accompaniment

Male and female dancers studying at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Cambodia today receive a complete education and ballet masters have been granted a status that ensures their security. The troupe now performs all its traditional functions. It participates in ancestral rituals and ceremonies in honor of the protective divinities, welcomes important guests, and performs in the main celebrations of the ancient calendar. Today, the Roybal Ballet is known as the country's national dance troupe.
Performance Santa Fe: KING LEAR
Thu, Oct 30 2014, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Since 2007 the famous Shakespeare's Globe Theatre has toured productions throughout the world. This year the Globe brings "King Lear"—and its tempestuous, sometimes humorous, and often heart-rending poetry—to Santa Fe.

Joseph Marcell will play King Lear. He is best known for his role as Geoffrey in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and has previously performed at the Globe in "Much Ado About Nothing" (2011) and "Coriolanus" (2006).

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Big Screen Classics - Beetlejuice
Fri, Oct 31 2014, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
WHEN: October 31, 2014
Spend All Hallow's Eve with Beetlejuice. This 1988 classic stars Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Wynona Rider.
New Mexico School for the Arts Presents a Tribute to Mara Robinson
Tue, Nov 4 2014, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Mara Robinson, a longtime donor to the New Mexico School for the Arts, will be honored in an evening of choral and instrumental music performed by NMSA students, at the beautiful Lensic theater in Santa Fe.
Fri, Nov 7 2014, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
WHEN: November 7, 2014
Based in Los Angeles, BODYTRAFFIC is an internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company, enveloping audiences everywhere with its sheer joy of dance. Its versatile and ever growing repertory, by today’s most distinctive choreographic voices, is inspiring, accessible, and challenging.
Jazz Legends Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour to Perform a Benefit Concert for Assistance Dogs of the West
Sun, Nov 9 2014, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
World renowned jazz masters Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour will play a benefit concert for Assistance Dogs of the West at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe on Sunday, November 9th, 2014, at 7 PM.

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to, or call the Lensic at 505-988-1234.
Senegal Gospel Choir
Tue, Nov 11 2014, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
WHEN: November 11, 2014
The voices, sometimes accompanied by drums, guitar and kora, rise in a local polyphony invented by Jouga, testifying to his mastery of the language, but also to his profound knowledge of his country’s rhythms and music traditions.
Sacred Body, Sacred Sensuous II: A Community Benefit Event
Fri, Nov 14 2014, 5:30 - 10:30 PM

A Community Benefit Event
sponsored by
The Lensic Performing Arts Center

Friday, November 14, 2014

Benefit Event Overview:

Pre-Show VIP Dinner at Dinner for Two at 5:30pm
~ three course dinner with wine, $75 ~

Sacred Body Art Exhibition Opening Reception at The Lensic Theatre at 6:30pm ~ open to everyone who has a ticket to Sacred Body Music & Dance
~Sacred Body Art Exhibition will be continued ten more days at the WheelHouse Art Gallery~

Performance ~
Healing Music and Dance Performance at The Lensic at 7:30pm
~ tickets available from $25 – $60 at The Lensic ~

Post-Performance Sacred Body Dance Celebration at The Palace Restaurant, starting at 9:30pm
~ includes refreshments, chair massage, face-painting and more, $10 ~

Proceeds from this event will help create the “Young Adult Scholarship Program for Healing Movement Arts” under the auspices of the New Mexico Dance Coalition to support under-served young adults in New Mexico dealing with various emotional and psychological distresses and traumas. This program will provide access to therapeutic movement disciplines offered by local professionals and existing classes to empower a participant's sense of well being and their ability to connect deeper into the foundation of who they are.
11th Annual Circus Luminous
Fri, Nov 28 7:00 PM thru Sun, Nov 30 2014, 10:00 PM
WHEN: November 28 - 30, 2014
Santa Fe's favorite Thanksgiving weekend tradition features local acrobats, clowns, and aerialists.
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