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Adrian Ravaour is a California based visual artist, poet, choreographer, philosopher, and spiritualist.  He is the creator of Energy Flow Arts, author of nine books of poetry, two books on Energy Flow Dance Theory,  a manual on the aesthetics of dance videography, and a manual of mudras for the stimulation of  biopsychic energy.  He is listed in Cassell's Encyclopedia of Queer Myth, Symbol, and Spirit as the creator of the Energy Flow philosophy, a system of arts which incorporates the visual arts, dance, music, poetry, and film as spiritual signifiers.  In the 1960's, Ravarour was on the staff of Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco, founder of Vaguard, the LGBT youth organization created to demonstrate for equal rights, and was involved in the early in the early programming of San Francisco's Channel 25 as programmer, director, and, cameraman.  Ravarour studied with, and maintained a long association with preeminent visionary and mystic, Jose Arguelles, author of The Mayan Factor and Cosmic History Chronicles.  The interconnectedness of art and spirituality is inherent in all of Ravarour's work, and expressed in his Doctoral dissertation on the Principles of Transformation and Transcendental Dance.  As a dance theorist, videographer and documentarian, Ravarour has been instrumental in recording a who's who of dance luminaries  such as Paul Taylor, Eric Hawkins, Bill T. Jones, Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis, Mark Morris, Susan Marshall, Meredith Monk, and Min Tanaka,  as well as being the official videographer for the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.  Throughout his career, Ravarour has had significant associations with numerous individuals in a variety of disciplines, including Harold Christensen, Laird Sutton, Larry Mamiya, Mikhail Itkin, Ray Broshears, Robert Clement, Gloria Elber, Nancy Lang, Nancy Mason Hauser, Karoun Tootikian, the Ruth St. Denis Dance Foundation, John Matkowsky of drkrm Gallery, and composer Christopher A. Flores, for whom he had created lyrics based on sacred and transcendental  themes. In the 1990's  Ravarour returned to the photographic medium, which he has continued to the present with his more recent Energy Flow photographs, as well as current experiments in documenting landscapes, abstract forms, and the human body, a central theme in his work from the 1960's, 70's, and 80's.  Ravarour's works are in the collections of the San Francisco Performing Arts Library,  New York Public Library, Los Angeles Dance Video Archive,  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, George Eastman Photography Collection, ONE Institute, and the Kinsey Institute Permanent Fine Art Collection.

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