Thrilled to be preforming Journey to Dodoland at Esalen at Big Sur. One of the teachers Elisa Lodge had been one of my best friends in Los Angles when Dodoland was being produced as a book. At Esalen when we did the Production of Dodoland she played the part of the Dancing Flamingo.
We have kept in touch over the years and thrilled to see her still performing at 80 years old. I have included a recent photo of her as a Butterfly. She is an inspiration to many today as Tedrian Chizik who produced the shows at Easalen and also in New York City .
Milestones for Della Burford
1981 – This was the beginning of a cycle of seven years I called “Medicine Ways”. The beginning I think of as being “Kindness” Went to California. Saw the birth of Norah and Greg’s child Christopher.
Painted large canvases for the Dodoland show of Elemental Dodo & Dancing Flamingo, Banana, and the Giant Flower Island
Bertrand Merian Soto
Mirabai Tedrian Chizik
Larry Karush Banana Norah
Chris Martin Rolland Proulx
“You will find all the pools of water in the desert.”
“Jump into the lotus ….the greatest paintings are to come” .
“Saw Elisa circling the Medicine Wheel” in a dream before she performed in the show in California
Diary Photograph Paintings- including large canvases
Dreams Dream Wheels
|Results: Della’s projects at New Rochelle, Gosford, Ogden, St. Blaise through Inner City Angels. |
Dodoland Theatre Production at the Children Festival in Remini, Italy.
Harlem Project, Storytelling Festival in Central Park P.S.9 Project Opportunidad
Big Sur, California.
Della went to the Space Beyond the System – Conference in California. Dale and Della visited Esalen in Big Sur
Dodoland show was in all schools in East Harlem.
So Della so impressed this bearded fellow in the hit pools at Esalen on a full moon evening that he, turned out to be the Abbot at the Carmelite Monestary nearby, invited Della to come and teach yoga to the 7 or 8 monks there. The first outsiders to share knowledge with this monestary were two Tibetan monks the previous week and now Della was the second outsider ti share her yoga knowledge with them…. We were so entrusted with the abbot that he took us back into the deep forests of the 640 acreas and showed us his one vice, his bow and arrows, kept hidden from his monks…. Real bliss.!
HA! hit pools should be hot pools,
Yes spell check at it again. Yes how could I ever forget the hot pools at Easalen. overlooking the ocean and hearing the ocean waves come in and out.. and we were there on a full moon night.