ЗОЛОТАЯ МАСКА - ФЕСТИВАЛЬ И ПРЕМИЯ
Buddhist meditation performance

THE WAY TO ENLIGHTENMENT

Buryat Drama Theatre, Ulan-Ude
Участник программы «Маска Плюс» Фестиваля 2010 года
Director: Tsyrendorzhi Balzhanov



Ritual, word, music, dramatic scenes in the Buryat performance are strung on a prevailing plot: it is the beginning of the 20th century, a young man says goodbye to his dying father. For the first time he discovers the mystery of death and the father blesses his son to study and search for a spiritual teacher. The biographies of Buddhist teachers of Buryatia and the quotations from a literary monument of Buryatia, the Mirror of Wisdom, and the precepts of the Buddhist reformer, Lubsan-sandal Tsydenov, were taken as a literary basis of the performance. Words are incredibly important in “The Way to enlightenment”, but nevertheless its ritual form fascinates also those who know nothing of the Buryat.

Elena Kovalskaya




It is not a traditional play, monologue, philosophical debate. It is necessary for the actors to enter into a certain state through a training method ("Mantra training"), respiratory exercises in the system of the Tibetan yoga. It is a meditation performance.



Tsyrendorzhi Balzhanov,
Director





TRAVELLING COMPANY
25



PERFORMANCE SPACE
25 m x 12 m, height: 6 m



FOR AUDIENCE OF
108



FRIGHT
860 kg, 25,14 m³.



SET UP TIME
7 hours