Extraordinary Kunqu (Chinese opera) artist Qian Yi shares a work-in-progress exploration of a new work she is creating around Buddhist philosophy. She plays two roles — that of a Buddhist nun and a mischievous student, who find their practice challenged as they seek to find a spiritual essence. Qian Yi believes her art form is a powerful medium for connecting past to future, and in this way, a part of contemporary expression. Her work is accompanied by flute and percussion and is followed by an artist Q&A.
Presented as part of the March edition of First Friday. First Friday is Asia Society’s unique happy hour, 6:00–9:00 pm, on the first Friday of the month, offering free museum admission, exhibition tours, refreshments, and more.