Gallery Performance and Talk
February 26–May 7, 2010
8:00 PM–10:00 PM Free
Each month, members of The Dharma Players will perform various aspects of the Tibetan Book of the Dead for Reading Aloud. Each fifteen minute vignette will illuminate the traditional text in provocative and intriguing ways, offering visitors a theatrical introduction to the works of art exhibited in Bardo: The Tibetan Art of Death. Following each performance, visitors can further explore the Bardo exhibition with museum guides.
The Tibetan Book of the Dead for Reading Aloud is famed playwright Jean Claude van Itallie’s poetic adaptation of the traditional Tibetan Book of the Dead, including passages used toaid and comfort at the time of death.