“Five Stars – Stunningly lit with a coruscating soundtrack and a sublimely tender score … flow[ing] gorgeously past your eyes and ears.”
– The Independent (London)
At the intersection of theater, opera and visual art, director Robert Wilson’s reimagining of performance artist Marina Abramović’s extraordinary life and work begins with her difficult childhood in former Yugoslavia, and chronicles her journey to the present day. Abramović, who plays herself as well as her imposing mother, is joined by world-renowned actor Willem Dafoe and singer Antony, performing original music and songs created for this ‘quasi opera.’
Premiered at the Manchester International Festival in 2011, The Life and Death of Marina Abramović has played to sold-out audiences and rave reviews in Madrid, Basel, Antwerp and Amsterdam. For the Armory, Wilson is creating a new staging that uses the full sweep of the Wade Thompson Drill Hall to draw the audience in as though they are part of the story.
Conceived and directed by Robert Wilson
With Marina Abramović, Antony, and Willem Dafoe
On opening night, Friday December 13, the Armory will host a benefit dinner in partnership with Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center. For more information, please contact Heather Thompson, Director of Events at (212) 616-3952 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Life and Death of Marina Abramović is commissioned by Manchester International Festival and Teatro Real Madrid with Theater Basel, Art Basel, Holland Festival, Salford City Council and deSingel.
Support for Park Avenue Armory’s artistic season has been generously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Booth Ferris Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Marc Haas Foundation, The Charles Evans Foundation, and the Isak and Rose Weinman Foundation.
Photo: Lucie Jansch
Thursday, December 12 at 7:00pm (Preview)*
Friday, December 13 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 14 at 8:00pm
Sunday, December 15 at 3:00pm
Tuesday, December 17 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, December 18 at 2:00pm
Thursday, December 19 at 7:00pm
Friday, December 20 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 21 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Start at $45
*Preview tickets start at $30
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