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this body is so impermanent...

Directed by Peter Sellars
2021
USA
78 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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A magnificent real-time performance of a sacred Buddhist sutra, from renowned theatre and opera director Peter Sellars in collaboration with a luminous group of artists.
In this creative response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sellars directs three virtuosic artists in three continents. Each improvises in their own unique artform to create a simultaneous meditation on a passage from the Vimalakirti Sutra, a foundational Buddhist text from around the first century CE. What can we learn from the pandemic? In the hands of Sellars, together with calligrapher Wang Dongling, dancer Michael Schumacher and South Indian singer Ganavya, the sutra is performed as an astonishing shared visual poem. Words become actions, and bodies become the bearers of the text's message of pain, beauty and hope – ultimately offering a portal to transformation.

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Tickets

Thu 4 Nov
6:30pm
Palace Central 11
Past Event Cancel
Thu 4 Nov
6:30pm
Palace Central 10
Past Event Cancel
Sun 7 Nov
4pm
Dendy Newtown 3
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
FLUX Art+Film, On Demand
Year
2021
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
USA
Language
In English
Director
Peter Sellars
Producer
Julia Carnahan, Cheng-Sim Lim, Caleb Hammons, Susan Pertel Jain, Jason Silverman, Cathy Teixeira
Cinematographer
Yu Lik-wai
Editor
Tim Squyres
Genre
Dance, Arts, Cinephile, Experimental, Religion & Belief
Company Credits
Festival Contact: Cheng-Sim Lim
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