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Samsara, The Feeling Begins

Contemporary piece

Saṃsāra is a Sanskrit/Pali word that means "world". It is also the concept of rebirth and "cyclicality of all life, matter, existence", a fundamental belief of most Indian religions. In short, it is the cycle of death and rebirth.

"Cycle of aimless drifting, wandering or mundane existence".


The Feeling Begins... Samsara
Contemporary piece
Premiere 6.7. 1999, for Hamburg Ballet, at the State Opera Hamburg

Finalist at the Choreographic Competition "Prix Dom Pérignon 1999"

Choreography: Jiří Bubeníček
Music: Peter Gabriel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Charles Gounod, Yo-yo Ma and Bobby McFein
Stage, Costume and Light design: Jiří Bubeníček

Jiří Bubeníček, Lloyd Riggins
and Silvia Azzoni, Anna Hermann, Heather Jurgensen,
Alexandre Riabko, Otto Bubeníček and Ivan Urban


Stage I

Stage II

Stage II © Holger Badekow. No further utilisation of the photograph allowed.