Moonlight Meditation: Work-in-Progress


Artist Talk and Performance

NEW YORK, March 2, 2018 — Kunqu artist Qian Yi performs "Moonlight Meditation," a new work-in-progress she is creating around Buddhist philosophy. Following the performance, Qian Yi engaged in conversation with Asia Society's Rachel Cooper. (51 min., 6 sec.)

Extraordinary Kunqu (Chinese opera) artist Qian Yi shares a work-in-progress exploration of a new work she is creating around Buddhist philosophy. She plays two roles — that of a Buddhist nun and a mischievous student, who find their practice challenged as they seek to find a spiritual essence. Qian Yi believes her art form is a powerful medium for connecting past to future, and in this way, a part of contemporary expression. Her work is accompanied by flute and percussion and is followed by an artist Q&A.


Presented as part of the March edition of First Friday. First Friday is Asia Society’s unique happy hour, 6:00–9:00 pm, on the first Friday of the month, offering free museum admission, exhibition tours, refreshments, and more.

Event Details

Fri 02 Mar 2018
8 - 9 p.m.

Asia Society

725 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10021

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