Black Moon Theatre Company will present Bliss, based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, at the Flea Theater September 8-25. The new multi-disciplinary work explores the journey after death and the interval between death and rebirth.
Directed by René Migliaccio, the show is billed as a “visual and poetic dance/theatre odyssey within the mind of an individual striving to awaken a Higher Consciousness.” It will feature original ambient music, sounds and projections.
Bliss will be performed by Alessio Bordoni; the show has text adaptation by Bordoni, art work by Estella Dupree, original music by Amaury Groc, choreography by Eric Pettigrew and assistant direction by Isabella Schiller.
Here’s how Black Moon Theatre describes its newest work: “Bliss follows the journey of consciousness after death, during the interval between death and rebirth (bardo), and serves as an allegorical guide for the living. In this new multi-disciplinary production, artistic director René Migliaccio's staging is a visual and poetic dance/theatre odyssey within the mind of an individual striving to awaken to a Higher Consciousness. The journey is theatrically of double nature: the actor living the text of the Bardo and a Butoh dancer manifesting as his supra consciousness on the path of liberation. Original music features a fusion of ambient and accents of sounds and voices from the world, journeying on a wide spectrum from dark to ethereal moods. Projections create the pictorial environment for the journeyer on his path to liberation, immersing the audience in the symbolic dimension of dreams.”
Black Moon Theatre is a New York-based company that was founded in 2001. For more information and to purchase tickets visit blackmoontheatrecompany.org.