Tuesday-Thursday, April 16-18
In conjunction with the exhibition The Second Buddha: Master of Time, Bardo Now presents three evenings of exploration of the concept of the bardo, the period between death and rebirth.
- Tuesday, April 16, 6:00 PM: Donald S. Lopez, Jr. (author of The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Biography) joins George Saunders (via video chat) in conversation about Saunders’s award-winning 2017 novel, Lincoln in the Bardo . . .
- Wednesday, April 17, 6:00 PM: Dunkerley Dialouge with performance artist and practicing Buddhist Laurie Anderson and Benjamin Bogin, the director of the Asian Studies Program at Skidmore College . . .
- Thursday, April 18, 6:00 PM: Susie Ibarra, percussionist, and Tashi Dorji, guitarist, perform an experimental duet as a musical bardo exploration . . .
Dominique Townsend, poet and Professor of Religious Studies at Bard College, gives a reading and discussion of Terdak Lingpa’s poetic dream yoga instructions . . .
Lama Rod Owens connects teachings from the Second Buddha with contemporary concerns . . .
Inspired by Tibetan prayer flags, we will think about what messages we would want to spread across the globe and then using various materials we will make our own . . .
Students in Associate Professor Benjamin Bogin’s “The Second Buddha” course will give a tour of the exhibition . . .
IN OUR OWN BODIES
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, April 2, 3, and 6
Join them for a multi-day festival celebrating activism in performance art, with these events organized as an Intergroup Relations (IGR) Independent study led by Cinthia Duran Larrea ’19:
- Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 PM: Dancing Earth: Contemporary Indigenous Creations, a performance/lecture from Rulan Tangen, founder of Dancing Earth, and Dakota Camacho . . .
- Wednesday, April 3 at 3:00 PM: Workshop with Dancing Earth, with Dancing Earth founder, Rulan Tangen, and member, Dakota Camacho . . .
- Saturday, April 6 at 6:00 PM: Urban Bush Women and Salomé Egas ’14, performance . . .
Workshops will also be held at the Skidmore Dance Center at 6:00 PM Wednesday, April 3, and 1:00 PM Sunday, April 7.