News Apr 02, 2012

Baryshnikov Arts Center & The Watermill Center Present On The Beach

On The Beach | Robert Wilson Curates New Work
April 5, 2012 – 8:00pm
April 6, 2012 – 8:00pm
April 7, 2012 – 8:00pm

Baryshnikov Arts Center
450 West 37th Street
New York, New York

The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) and The Watermill Center are pleased to present On The Beach April 5-7, 2012 at 8PM in the Jerome Robbins Theater. Inspired by the seminal opera Einstein on the Beach by Robert Wilson and Philip Glass, and in celebration of its 35th anniversary, Mr. Wilson has selected five teams of emerging artists to re-interpret sections of this 20th century masterpiece. The artists, all of whom have been in residence at Wilson’s Watermill Center on Long Island, NY, are from around the world, work in a variety of disciplines, and some have not collaborated previously.
They are: Jonah Bokaer (choreographer, dancer, NYC) and Davide Balliano (visual and performance artist, Italy); Degenerate Art Ensemble (performance company, Seattle); Manuela Infante (theater director, Chile) and Santiago Taccetti (visual artist, Argentina); Steven Reker & People Get Ready (choreographer, dancer, and musician, NYC); and Egil Saebjornsson (visual artist, Iceland) and Marcia Moraes (theater director, choreographer and performer, Brazil).

These artists have created new works inspired by five different sections of the seminal opera Einstein on the Beach, which was originally created in 1976 by Robert Wilson and Philip Glass and is currently being reprised worldwide—including a Brooklyn Academy of Music engagement in September. Four scenes and the Knee Plays are the sources of inspiration for this work. On The Beach celebrates a new generation of artists and their reactions to an opera that is widely recognized as one of the greatest artistic achievements of the 20th century.

Tickets can only be purchased in advance online or by phone.
Click HERE or call 866 811 4111.
The on-site box office opens one-hour prior to curtain for Will Call and day-of-show sales.
On The Beach is made possible in part by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Jerome Robbins Foundation.

To learn more about the performances and the artists, click here.