Journey to Benares
November 14 and 15, 2003
Asia Society Museum, New York
Solo theatrical show of seven large oils on canvas from The Triptych Series which served as the inspiration for Melinda Camber Porter’s new rock opera, Journey to Benares.
Libretto, lyricsm and backdrops by Melinda Camber Porter
Music, direction, and choreography by Elizabeth Swados
Journey to Benares explores the agonies and ecstasies of love, the illusion of redemptions in a faraway land, and pays homage to the relevance of tantric philosophy.