Saturday, October 3, 2009

Moving Stars and Earth for Water - Global Artistic Event - Cirque du Soleil - LIVE on (Updates)

8 pm EDT 10.9.2009 (0000 GMT 10.10.2009 = 1.1.11!)

Poetic Social Mission - Moving Stars and Earth for Water
Global Artistic Event Program Details - Event to be broadcast live on October 9 at 8:00 p.m. EDT on

MONTREAL, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ - Cirque du Soleil, the artistic producer of the Moving Stars and Earth for Water event, today revealed the program details for the global artistic event as part of Guy Laliberte's Poetic Social Mission. For information on the specific involvement of each of the personalities, download the full program at :
Under the theme Moving Stars and Earth for Water, the Poetic Social Mission will take place on October 9, 2009 (GMT-4) in 14 cities around the world. For 120 minutes, the earth will gaze up at the stars and resonate to the rhythms of artists and world-renowned figures who will demonstrate their commitment to water and pay tribute to this vitally important natural resource.

14 cities on five continents... and space

The event will take place in Montreal, Moscow, Santa Monica, New York City, Johannesburg/Durban, Mumbai, Marrakesh, Sydney, Osaka, Tampa, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, London and the International Space Station.

A global webcast and broadcast

RDI, Le Reseau de l'information of Societe Radio-Canada will act as exclusive host broadcaster in Canada and DIRECTV, the world's leading provider of satellite television, will broadcast the global artistic event in standard and high definition on The 101 Network in the United States, and via DIRECTV Latin America on channels 999 and 1004. Other international broadcasters may join in to present part or all of the event.

More personalities joined the list of confirmed participants: conservasionist Bindi Irwin, musical group Empolga as 9, singer Lila Downs and Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai.

The Moving Stars and Earth for Water artistic event will also be webcast
live on
This first social artistic mission in space is made possible by Space Adventures, the company that has arranged all the previous private spaceflights.


PDF List of Participants:

Al Gore
A. R. Rahman
Cirque du Soleil
Claude Challe
Dr. David Suzuki
Frank De Winne
Gilberto Gil
Gregory Colbert
Guy Laliberte
Hélène Ségara
ISS / Zarya
Jean Lemire
Jean-Jacques Goldman
Joss Stone
Julie Payette
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Matthew McConaughey
Maud Fontenoy
Michel Fugain
Natasha St-Pier
Nikolai Tsiskaridze
Patrick Bruel
Peter Gabriel
Peter Lik
Salma Hayek
Simon Carpentier
Tatsuya Ishii
Tetsuko Kuroyanagi
Tiffany Speight
Touria Ikbal
Vandana Shiva
Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Program Details for the Event on 10.9.09
A two-hour global event to raise awareness about the issues facing our planet’s water

The Global Event
Under the theme Moving Stars and Earth for Water, the Poetic Social Mission is a special two-hour program that raises awareness about the issues of water in the world today from a variety of perspectives. On October 9, 2009 at 8:00 p,m. EDT (GMT-4), this live event will be presented around the world by a global community of artists representing all cultures and creative disciplines and well known personalities. Celebrated around the planet, the artists are singers, actors, filmmakers, photographers, dancers, acrobats, poets, etc. What they all have in common is a concern regarding access to water and a desire to illustrate this in their own distinctive way.

The artistic core of the show is a poetic tale written especially for the occasion by renowned novelist and Man-Booker Prize-winner Yann Martel. The tale will be gradually revealed as the program takes us through 14 cities* around the world on a journey that begins in Montreal and ends in Moscow.
* The order of the cities listed in this document is subject to change.

The Opening
From the International Space Station (ISS), Guy Laliberté presents the Poetic Social Mission: artists and personalities uniting to express their concerns about water and how this precious resource inspires them. He outlines the content of the program and explains the stage-by-stage unveiling of the poetic tale at the heart of this artistic endeavor. He introduces former U.S. Vice-President, the Honourable Al Gore and award-winning scientist, environmentalist Dr. David Suzuki.

Al Gore delivers a visual presentation on the threats to mankind’s access to water and the security of our planet’s ecosystems. During a discussion of water points, David Suzuki presents a comparative display of images revealing the stress bearing down on our water resources.

Canadian astronaut Julie Payette joins internationally celebrated author Yann Martel to read the first part of the tale in English and French. Cirque du Soleil stages a unique poetic performance to the original music of composer Simon Carpentier at TOHU. Inspired by First Nations myths and legends, the segment features acrobatic aerial acts and Inuk singer Élisapie Isaac.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai reads a paragraph of the tale, linking water and education. World-renowned musical group Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs on a boardwalk by the sea.

Rio de Janeiro
Brazilian musical icon and environmental advocate Gilberto Gil reads the next line of the tale, on protecting the planet’s ecosystems. A special event featuring Gilberto Gil and musical group Empolga às 9 takes place at Fundição Progresso.

Environmental advocate Maud Fontenoy reads the next part of the tale, calling attention to global water pollution. In a video clip, French superstars Garou and Patrick Bruel are joined by Jean-Jacques Goldman, Lorie, Michel Fugain, Natasha St Pier, Hélène Ségara and Zazie to sing the words of Luc Plamondon to projections of images of Yann-Arthus Bertrand’s critically acclaimed environmental film “Home.”

Mexico City
Leading actor, director and producer Salma Hayek reads the next part of the tale, emphasizing the importance of water in agriculture and food security (feeding the planet). This will be followed by a performance by singer Lila Downs at the Gran Hotel overlooking Zocalo Square.

New York City
Singer-songwriter, performer Shakira delivers the next paragraph of the tale, on the life-sustaining powers of water. This will be followed by a surprise performance in one of the most exhilarating venues in the world.

Conservationist and TV host Bindi Irwin, daughter of beloved Australian wildlife expert Steve Irwin, reads the next segment of the tale, calling attention to our threatened lakes and rivers. Leading Australian soprano Tiffany Speight performs at The Studio, Sydney Opera House against a backdrop featuring the work of award-winning photographer Peter Lik.

Musician, writer, video-writer and human rights advocate Peter Gabriel recites the next part of the tale, emphasizing access to water as a human right. English soul and R&B singer Joss Stone performs.

Poet Touria Ikbal reads the next paragraph of the tale, addressing the relationship between women and water in the developing world. Morocco’s most popular rap group Fnaïre performs in a public place.

World-renowned Indian environmentalist Vandana Shiva reads the next segment
of the tale, on the spiritual properties of water. In a video clip, Academy Awardwinning composer A. R. Rahman performs one of his most celebrated songs in a moment specially created for the Poetic Social Mission.

Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, UNICEF ambassador for the protection of children, reads the next part of the tale, on the crisis of melting polar ice caps. Multidisciplinary Japanese pop star Tatuya Ishii delivers an early-morning performance at the Twin21 Atrium. Environmental activist and filmmaker Jean Lemire provides stunning visual imagery.

Santa Monica
Leading actor Matthew McConaughey reads the next part of the tale, a tribute to the living animal populations of our oceans. Gregory Colbert’s etude on water “Ashes and Snow” will be presented in a most unique venue.

Bono and Guy Laliberté engage in a space-to-earth conversation.

A group of children, our inspiration for a brighter future, reads the next part of the tale. A performance is presented in Moscow’s famous State Academic Maliy Theatre featuring Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer Nikolai Tsiskaridze and including the participation of a group of children and Cirque du Soleil.

International Space Station
Guy Laliberté introduces Canadian astronaut Julie Payette. Julie, Guy and others aboard the ISS discuss the importance of the scientific research conducted on board the ISS over the years, specifically addressing its focus on water issues.

International Space Station – Conclusion
Guy Laliberté delivers closing words from the ISS, issuing his clarion call to action—All for Water and Water for All—and expresses his gratitude and appreciation for the efforts of the many thousands involved in this unique global happening.

Credits and a video montage of highlights from the performances, accompanied by vignettes of Guy Laliberté handling water in the magical antigravity environment of the ISS. from the Press Room of

And the sky at Showtime - 10.10.09 0000GMT

View East from Montreal Canada on 10.09.09 @ 8PM EDT (GMT-4):

Fomalhaut - Archangel Gabriel Rising (SE), Taurus/Bull Archangel Michael - Aldebaran Rising East.

Former VP/Global Warming Voice, Al Gore opens the Event...
Al Gore is a famous member of O.E.S.

ALGOL (Beta Persei)/Perseus Rising in the EAST.
ALGOL (Beta Persei). Surely one of the most remarkable stars of the sky and appropriately one of the most famed, Algol is the second magnitude Beta star of Perseus, the great mythological hero who rescued Andromeda from Cetus the Sea Monster. The Arabic name, "al Ghul" (related to our word "ghoul"), means "the demon," from a longer phrase that refers to the demon's head. In Greek mythology, Algol represents the Medusa's head with which Perseus turned Cetus to stone, the star considered an "unlucky" one for centuries.

The Wikipedia page for ALGOL tells us:
"One of the earliest films about alien invasion was a 1920 German silent film titled Algol. Renowned at the time for its sets, it featured Emil Jannings as Mephisto, an alien from Algol. "

Macphisto / Mephisto and BONO

Al Gore on "the Goddess":
"A growing number of anthropologists and archeo-mythologists argue that the prevailing ideology of belief in prehistoric Europe and much of the world was based on the worship of a single earth goddess, who was assumed to be the fount of all life and who radiated harmony among all living things." - Al Gore (Earth in the Balance; Ecology and the Human Spirit)

Does anyone recall the villain in BATMAN BEGINS - Ra's Al Ghul?
The DC Comics character - Ra's Al Ghul:
"Ra's al Ghul is an international terrorist and assassin whose ultimate goal is a world in perfect environmental balance. He believes that the best way to achieve this balance is to eliminate most of humanity. Ra's usually tries to assault the world's human populace with a biological weapon, such as a genetically-engineered virus."
Side Note: Christian Bale (Christian BAAL) one of only 2 actors to play "Batman" in 2 feature films (Batman Begins (2005) & The Dark Knight (2008). (The other was Michael Keaton/MK - Batman (1989) & Batman Returns (1992))

View South from Montreal Canada on 10.09.09 @ 8PM EDT (GMT-4):

Antares - Archangel Uriel setting. Galactic Center/Milky way South, Jupiter South. Ophiuchus SW.

View West from Montreal Canada on 10.09.09 @ 8PM EDT (GMT-4):

AGAIN we see Virgo setting in the West...

And our She Wolf herself SHAKIRA even makes an appearance in the event.

Side Note: Check out SHAKIRA's October/November '09 Calendar
Moving Stars and Earth for Water

Good Morning America

Shakira will be on the cover of Rolling Stone.

Dancing With The Stars

MTV Latinoamerica

Saturday Night Live

The Woman Conference

American Music Awards

CNN Hero Of The Year

Iberoamerican Presidential summit

And as I pointed out previously October 8-16, 2009 sees a close conjunction of Saturn-Venus-Mercury-Moon!

Animation of October 2009 and Venus-Saturn-Mecury-Moon alignment

My postings from September and August '09 have more background info to this...


"Friday's performance will feature a poetic tale written especially for the occasion by Canadian writer Yann Martel, author of "Life of Pi". Former United States Vice President Al Gore, actor Matthew McConaughey, singer Peter Gabriel, actress Salma Hayek, singer Shakira, and the band U2 will take turns reading sections of the poem from locations around the world." -

and my slice of Pi from March '09...
6 Days of Creation - the Ring, the Sphere, and Jimi Hendrix

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