The World of Tibetan Dance
Video installation and photo exhibit
July 8th – July 14th, 2017
Chili Art Gallery
Thissio 11851, Athens
Tel: +30 210729564
The Chili Art Gallery, in Athens will host “Meditation in Motion“, a photographic exhibition and video installation exploring the world of Tibetan Dance, curated by the Museum of Asian Art and Culture of Arcidosso, in Italy.
The exhibition, Meditation in Motion, has been planned specifically to enrich the dance related research being presented at the CID Congress on Dance Research, being held at the Dora Stratou Theatre, creating a cultural context for the performances of the modern Tibetan dancers, from The Khaita: Joyful Dances Project.
We would like to invite you to the inauguration of “Meditation in Motion” at 19:00 the 8th of July.
The Chili Art Gallery is a 10 minute walk or 5 minute taxi ride from the Dora Stratou Theatre.
About the Exhibit
Life is movement and all phenomena around us are in constant motion. This unceasing movement is a dance, the dance of reality. In Tibet, dance is also seen as a bridge to another dimension, to a deeper state of mind and awareness, into which the dancers transport themselves, together with all around them.
In the Tibetan sacred dance, Cham, our ordinary conception of place is transformed into a space of pure existence: ‘the great mandala of action’, establishing a new balance and restoring order to the universe. Dancers become deities and the consecrated space becomes the mandala of their abode. Through dance, the mandala becomes alive and the presence of the divine is re-established: transforming place, participants and spectators.
The exhibition “Meditation in Motion” features photographs by world renown dance photographer, Herbert Migdoll, from the Joffrey Ballet and his recent field research in Bhutan, traditional Cham masks and costumes from Bhutan and video installations featuring, both traditional Tibetan folk dances and secret Tibetan sacred dances, never before presented to the public.