As demonstrated in "Pulp Fiction," writers don't always frame in a strictly chronological sequence. My book, "One Children's Place," begins in the operating room at a children's hospital. It introduces a surgeon, whose name is Marc Rowe, his severely handicapped patient, Danielle, and her mother, Debbie, who has dedicated her every waking moment to Danielle. Two years of her life have been spent inside the walls of this building with parents and children from all across the world whose lives are too endangered to leave the confines of the hospital. As Danielle's surgery goes forward, the reader tours the hospital in a very intimate way, observing in the emergency room, participating in helicopter rescue missions as part of the emergency trauma team, attending ethics meetings, well-baby clinics, child abuse examinations - every conceivable activity at a typical high-acuity children's hospital so that readers will learn from the inside out how such an institution and the people it services and supports function on an hour-by-hour basis. We even learn about Marc Rowe's guilty conscience about how he has slighted his own wife and children over the years so that he can care for other families.
Now let's think about this essay as a piece of creative nonfiction writing, especially in relation to the concept of framing. It begins with a scene. We are in an operating room at the University of Pittsburgh, the world's largest organ transplant center, in the middle of a rare and delicate surgery that will decide a dying woman's fate. Her heart and both lungs have been emptied out of her chest and she is maintained on a heart-bypass system. The telephone alerts the surgical team that a fresh and potentially lifesaving set of organs has arrived at the hospital via helicopter. Suddenly the lead surgeon looks up and asks an observer (me) to make contact with the woman's husband. I agree, leave the operating room and then stop for a coffee in the surgeon's lounge.
Antony and the Johnsons are playing a series of symphony events in Italy and Norway showcasing arrangements by Antony, Nico Muhly, Rob Moose and Maxim Moston. The first concert was in Bari at the Frontier Festival on October 1st, Fondazione per Roma in Rome on October 3rd followed by the UKA Festival in Trondheim on October 8th, and at Spektrum in Oslo on October 11th. All concerts are conducted by Rob Moose and include lighting by Paul Normandale, lasers by Chris Levine with set design by Carl Robertshaw. Please see the for further information.
has commissioned Antony and the Johnsons to perform Swanlights, on Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Featuring a 60-piece orchestra, the performance piece is conceived as a new commission especially developed for the January 26th performance, and an evolution of the highly acclaimed The Crying Light, which was presented at the Manchester Opera House for the 2009 Manchester International Festival. Envisioned as a meditation on light, nature, and femininity, Swanlights includes songs from all four of Antony and the Johnsons’ albums (self-titled, I am a Bird Now, The Crying Light, and Swanlights), set to symphonic arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose, and Maxim Moston. It is produced in collaboration with light artist Chris Levine, lighting designer Paul Normandale, and set designer Carl Robertshaw. Antony and the Johnsons: Swanlights is organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large of The Museum of Modern Art and Director of MoMA PS1, with the assistance of Eliza Ryan, Curatorial Assistant, MoMA PS1. Klaus Biesenbach spoke with today about the upcoming event.
Antony recently did a series of interviews with , , and ahead of Antony and the Johnsons: Swanlights performance at Radio City Music Hall on January 26th. Tickets are still available .
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As a medical practitioner, I believe that prevention is better than cure, I know for the fact that, daily exercise and physical activities can reduce the risk of acquiring heart and other related health problems, by burning the excess fats from the body and activating our heart to pump more blood thus improving circulation and metabolism. Therefore, educating and giving awareness to the students and young generations could really help them and save them in acquiring future diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, vascular and heart problems. I also believe that once these students or young people become aware of the beneficial effect of daily exercise in the body and educated they can eventually pass it and influence their family members. By this, we are not only saving the future generations but also the adult member in their families.
June 21 & 22 - Amsterdam , Holland - Holland Festival at Royal Theatre Carré with the Metropole Orchestra
July 3 & 4 - Manchester , UK - Manchester International Festival at the Opera House with the Manchester Camerata
July 21 – Lyon, France - Les Nuits de Fourviere with the Opera de Lyon Orchestra
July 28 - Rome , Italy - Cavea at Il Parco della Musica with the Rome Sinfonietta
August 9 - Oslo, Norway - Oslo Jazz Festival – (for the inauguration of the open air venue of the Opera House) with the Oslo Opera House Orchestra
August 14 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West Festival with the Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra
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Is it sufficient??
Sure. Some teacher recommend having only one sentence. Personally, I think you should make that decision in your test on the day and depending on your essay. If you are worried about word count, have two sentences instead.
Antony performed 2 sold out symphony concerts at the Sydney Opera House with Rob Moose conducting, with guests William Basinski and Johanna Constantine. After stoping in Perth to do 2 more shows, Antony heads to Tokyo, Japan with Billy, Johanna and Rob to do a pair of concerts with Yoshito Ohno and the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio. An image of Kazuo Ohno was featured on the cover of The Crying Light and so there couldn't be a more perfect way to commemorate the final dates of the Crying Light tour. Excerpts from the film "Mr. Ohno's Book of the Dead" will also be screened. It's an honor to be on stage with Yoshito Ohno for our first concerts in Japan.
Earlier this year, I visited the Kazuo Ohno dance studio in Yokohama, established some 60 years ago, and collaborated with Yoshito on a performance celebrating his father's life and work. At Ohno's bedside, I witnessed a surprising vitality and sensed an almost invisible movement reverberating through his elderly frame. As he lay there, his window open to reveal a cherry blossom tree and a view of Mount Fuji, I realised that Ohno had developed a creative process that was a byproduct of his spiritual practice. Yoshito told me during my visit to the studio that they aspired to total freedom in their dance, and that it emerged from a place of universal love.