Thats the general idea behind Naropas new multimedia production, Luminous Emptiness, directed by renowned butoh artist Katsura Kan, whos choreographed the kinetic physical movement on stage that attendees will see; there will also be layers of imagery comprising live music, recorded music, ambient and modern art images inspired by Tibetan art, computer-generated imagery and more. Its an immersive journey about death and what happens beyond rebirth, according to the tradition and all the visions that they talk about are very vivid, very primary colors. Its a very heightened sensorial experience, says collaborator Ken Green.
Youll have to see it to believe it: Luminous Emptiness runs tonight through Sunday in Naropas Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder. Tickets are $10 to $15; call 303-245-4798 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/79202.
Fri., Oct. 16, 8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 17, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 18, 2 p.m., 2009