SAMSARA CABARET A JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATION
Samsara Cabaret, an original Faena LIVE production in collaboration with Quixotic, played at Faena Theater Miami Beach from October 2018 to September 2019.
Inspired by the Sanskrit word "samsara" referencing rebirth, karmic reincarnation and life's constant change, Samsara Cabaret fused stunning visuals, contemporary dance, cirque nouveau, live music, state-of-the-art technology and more to create an exhilarating theater experience.
The experimental production boasted an ensemble of award-winning talent, including powerhouse singer and "America's Got Talent" semi-finalist Yoli Mayor, violinist Shane Borth, cellist Ben Munoz, and Sensatia stars Megan Stockman, EnVee and Samanta Mixan.
Narrated by a Goddess of Experience through a series of lively vignettes, Samsara Cabaret recounted Artemis’ transformation from a being made of stardust, transcending time and space on a quest to find her truest form. Throughout her journey, the lead protagonist – played by Miami native Bianca Allanic – encountered forces of lightness and darkness that lured her deeper into an erotic fantasyland brought to life through powerful duets, original rock-inspired compositions, aerialist choreography, acrobatics and more.
The incandescent performance, directed by Quixotic's Anthony Magliano and Christian Squires, presented a sensuous meditation on the eternal cycle of creation and transformation, during which guests were siren-called to leave their old selves behind in search for the ever-new.