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Should an independancy [sic] be brought...we have every opportunity and every encouragement before us, to form the noblest purest constitution on the face of the earth. We have it in our power to begin the world over again.-Thomas Paine, Common Sense, Addressed to the Inhabitants of America, 1776
On this day we celebrate America, we should also be thinking about and appreciating the 'Forgotten Founding Father' Thomas Paine. To read some of Paine's writings such as Common Sense, The American Crisis, or The Rights of Man is to realize how much he has meant to the formation of the ideals of America and how those ideas are still resonant today, even if America hasn't always lived up to those ideals (or acknowledged Paine's full role in them). Beyond Paine's words themselves, check out Harvey Kaye's wonderful book, Thomas Paine and the Promise of America, which in many ways helped to stoke the fires that became To Begin the World Over Again.
To Begin the World Over Again
Dance Performance, Panel Discussions, Art Exhibition, Teach-in's
September 27, 28, 29
October 4, 5, 6
by Edisa Weeks and Joseph C. Phillips Jr.
performed by Delirious Dances and Numinous
co-produced by the Irondale Center
85 South Oxford Street
check back here or at www.deliriousdances.com for more information
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To all things that create a sense of wonder and beauty that inspires and enlightens.