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"Both strange and delightful, HüM is a phenomenal experience, not just a performance." — Gulf Islands Driftwood

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"A deliciously magical show … the story follows a Tibetan shaman on a spiritual quest for immortality. His meditations, dreams, and visitations are brought to life by the aerial acrobats, giving the elements water, earth, air, fire, and space anthropomorphic and supernatural qualities. Adorned in alluring, colorful costumes they fly, spin, flip and twirl amidst long silk banners, hoops and trapezes; sinewy muscles taut and flexing with each gravity defying move." 

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"HüM, in the Tibetan tradition, is also the sound of transformation, and the mortal audience, keeping their eyes, ears and hearts open, will find themselves transformed from their earthly existence to a fantastical world of magic and wonder. This show is not to be missed."  — Islands Marketplace

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Hum Star Tenzing Tsewang
Tenzing Tsewang
www.tenzingtsewang.com
(photo by Dale Rollings)

On Monday, August 13, 2007, one month after the Flying Dreams production of HüM closed, its star, Tenzing Tsewang passed away, suddenly and unexpectedly. Born in Sang Sang Tibet in 1954, he fled Tibet as a boy, crossing the Himalayas. At 12 years old, he entered Nyamgal Tantric Monastery, the private Monastery of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Tsewang left the monastery, married an English woman and immigrated to Australia in his early twenties. He had a son, and was active in raising Australian awareness of the situation in Tibet. Upon the advice of the Dalai Lama, Tsewang left his factory job of 15 years and focused on music. A master chanter, singer, and musician, he performed widely in Australia, and co-created a very successful one man-theatrical piece on his life story, playing to packed houses. In 2005, Tsewang found his way to Salt Spring Island where he touched the hearts of many islanders, Kirsty Barclay in particular whom he married on June 9th, 2007. Throughout June and July of 2007, Tsewang thrilled audiences with his performances in HüM, at the Flying Dreams Temple. Reviewer Meghan Howcroft wrote: "Exuding a gentle kindness, Tenzing is masterful as the Shaman, carryng the story with only quiet muttering, laughter and telling facial expressions." Tyson Mielke wrote: "He plays a variety of rare Tibetan instruments … and blesses the audience with his deep and resonant chantings. It is easy to be drawn into the ethereal world of the protagonist as his soothing and healing sounds fill the incredibly unique performance space."

He stirred our souls, shone his light upon our lives, inspired much love, and then he was gone.

Om Mani Padme HüM

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