A Conversation with Peter Sellars and Robert Thurman
August 10, 2016
For more than twenty years theater and opera director Peter Sellars has been studying the Vimalakirti Sutra—a first-century allegorical text of Buddhist teachings, scenes of which are well-represented in the Dunhuang cave temples—and is collaborating with artists, composers, and Buddhist scholars to stage a full-scale production that is anticipated to premiere in 2020.
Sellars was joined by Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman for a conversation about Dunhuang and the Vimalakirti Sutra as sources of inspiration for artists and Sellars’ ambitious, forthcoming production. (Text from the Getty website).