Please – a prayer for Cristina
I am sure that many of you who know Cristina Formaggia have heard by now that she has been very, very ill with cancer, and is at the end of her time with us. I just received word from Pino, the Italian consulate, that Christina passed away this mmorning, Sunday the 20th July . She was in and out of consciousness in hospital in Milan. Until now her family apparently has been a bit hesitant to let the news out about her illness but I received word from Antonella that they would appreciate if her friends and “Nyama Bali” would pray for her, have thoughts for her. ……….Cristina dedicated more than half her life to the performing arts of Bali, and spent many hours and late nights “ngayah” or contributing her performances in temples around the island, much to the delight and admiration of the Balinese audiences. I also spent many hours watching her perform in temples, she was very much part of Bali. She also instigated a revival of Gambuh in Batuan. we will miss you Cristina PS: If any friends wants to post their condolences here please feel free, if you would like to send an email to her family please email me I will send their email address to you. Thanks.
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