Spark & The Laws of Healing

April 1, 2011 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

A one woman show by Mona de Vestel!


Spark & The Laws of Healing is a spoken word performance and artistic collaboration with talented composer Leo Crandall. Spark is poignant musical odyssey centered around the theme of healing and finding a way back to a life rooted in wholeness. Join us in a rare intimate celebration of  one woman’s trans-formative power over breast cancer.  Spark’s unusual approach to spoken word utilizes music, rhythmic narration, and movement. Not to be missed!

About Mona de Vestel:

Mona de Vestel is an Assistant Professor of Writing and New Media at SUNY Institute of Technology in Utica. She is the author of The Color of Exile –a memoir recounting the effects of colonialism on her Belgian/African family. She is also at work on a novel One String Guitar – about the Rwandan genocide. Mona was also recently a cast member in director Ping Chong’s latest Undesirable Elements play on the Congo: Cry for Peace: Voices from the Congo. These plays are “community-specific oral history theater works that examine the lives of people born in one culture but currently living in another, either by choice or by circumstance.” The script developed for the play is based on real-life personal and historical narrative from the participants, including Mona. Mona grew up in Brussels, Belgium and now lives in Syracuse.

This event will be ASL Interpreted. $5 – $10 Sliding Scale Suggested Donation

For more information about Mona visit her website

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