Be water when entering water,
be light when entering light,
be empty to attain emptiness,
be indestructible to attain indestructibility.
"Meeting with Bodhisattva” is a journey of a man who chooses to face his fear of the unknown, a spiritual transformation from questioning to accepting everything as it comes.
Divided into six scenes, the story is derived from four Buddhist verses: "One cudgel, like the sword of Wisdom; one cudgel, like looking for a snake in the grass; one cudgel, like the roar of a lion; one cudgel, which is not a cudgel.”
The verse is developed as a warrior's path - one who becomes frightened when faced with the unknown and goes on a quest to rid himself of all such worries and to attain wisdom.
Because he holds a sword, the warrior sees his own cowardliness, but it's also precisely because he holds a sword that he finds the courage to face life.
Bodhisattva is the god of wisdom in the Tibetan Buddhism. His right hand holds a sword towards his brain; his left hand reaches out with a book.
The image of Bodhisattva suggests that people should have the courage to cut off all fears and worries in the search for self-realization.
"It is an exquisite, overwhelming spectacle, one that forces you to move your body in time as the drums’ reverberations echo in your heart.” – Willamette Week’s Kelly Clarke
"Given its mantra of calmness, its mixture of Asian art forms and its theatricality, this production is a good choice to start a celebration of cultures." – Adelaide's Brian Godfrey
"A synthesis of theatre, percussion, martial arts and meditation." ─ The Times, London