Transcend your ego with Wagner at Ruhrtriennale?

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday, 5 September 2011 | 11:04:00 pm

Buddhist enlightenment at the Ruhrtriennale 2011
Whoever would like to transcend their own ego and find themselves on the path to Buddhist enlightenment should take time to visit the Ruhrtriennale 2011, from August 26 - October 9. It is the third and final festival season to be directed by Willy Decker and is scheduled to end with the destruction of a sand mandala. Before that, there will be a series of theater pieces, dance performances, films, exhibitions, concerts, readings and art events taking place in the disused industrial factories and warehouses of Ruhr region in western Germany. The focus of each event is an examination of Buddhism.

Among other things, Japanese monks will be presenting a selection of Buddhist chants, a new interpretation of the chamber opera "Hanjo" from the Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa will be undertaken by Spanish director Calixto Bieito and the Ruhr Choir will be taking to the stage with the premiere of "Buddha goes Bayreuth." The Ruhrtriennale is a richly diverse arts festival, with a number of premieres this year, including a version of "Macbeth" by Belgian director Luk Perceval, which is already sold out. You can, however, find a notice board on the festival's official website where tickets can be exchanged or sold.

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