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 senior Buddhist nun and a young mischievous acolyte. Throughout the piece, the two characters find their spiritual practice challenged as they seek to find an essence connected to flow and breath. 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.