Mandala (2017)
A tale of art, spirituality and circles and bamboo
Summary

Mandala is adapted from the ideal from Sanskrit meaning "circle.". A mandala has a concentric structure. Mandalas offer balancing visual elements, symbolizing unity and harmony. The meanings of individual mandalas is usually different and unique to each mandala. The goal of the mandala is to serve as a tool on our spiritual journey as it symbolizes cosmic and psychic order.

Mandalas have been used by lots of cultures. From Buddhism to Hinduisim, Aboriginal to Hopi...even ancient alchemy - to be sure, mandalas have served mankind for centuries. When concentrated upon deeper human consciousness became elevated to an extend the conscious was able to receive revelation about the true potential and wholeness of the self, extreme diversity and absolute freedom. Our daily life is a Mandala world, food and clothing line, the four seasons are reflected in the magnificent Mandala, it exists in our every moment.

The play is created by Sun Li -Tsuei , and together with dancers , acrobats. Live music of shakuhachi , drum, digeridoo , percussion , Esraj, Gu-Qing and zither, singing.

Mandala shows in a style of the ritual theater, is the original form of performing art. Art of mime was originally derived from religious rituals.

 The story tells a live time journey that content two layers together between a mother and her son interweaving by combination and connection of the nature, fairies, spirits…., that present with masks, acrobatic, dance, and altogether, the live music creates wonderful and mysterious stage effects.

Credits

Directing choregraphy : Sun Li-Tsuei

Consultant : 

Actors : Chen Shaoqi / Xiao Jingxin / National Taiwan Academy of Xiqu Folk Art Departement

Musicians : Li Quanhong / Shao Shufen / Ma Li-Ying / Yang Jing Yuan / Grant Bailey / Joan Pipkin

Stage Art : Qiu Yu

Costume Design : Liao Jia-Li

Cultural Design : Sun Ling-Qi

Administrative assistant : Zhu Xiang-Ji / Qiao Qing-Wen

Ticketing : Jiao Jiaxing

Sponsors

Department of cultural affairs - Taipei city government

"MYSTICAL UNIVERSE, CELESTIAL AESTHETICS"

"The human soul is slowly unravelled, from moments of doubt to transcendental elation, and is reflected on the artist's body like physical symptoms. "