Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 7 p.m.
VENUE: Phelan Library
Join us to celebrate the first International Day of Happiness with poet and Lucas Artist Fellow Genine Lentine and Composer/Cellist/Vocalist Theresa Wong. The artists offer an evening of reading and performance inquiring into some of the ways happiness – a word with its roots in chance and fortune – flourishes in the open space of uncertainty, exploration, and improvisation. Genine Lentine will read from On Growth + Form, an extended lyric essay, and Theresa Wong will perform live on cello and voice.
In 2012 the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognize efforts by nations and groups to measure prosperity in ways that go beyond material wealth and to promote happiness as a universal goal and aspiration in the lives of human beings around the world. March 20 was selected for International Day of Happiness since a universal phenomenon occurs on that date: The sun is on the same plane as the earth’s equator so that day and night are of equal length, creating balance in the earth’s celestial coordinate systems.
Visit Genine Lentine's blog at geninelentine.wordpress.com.