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Einstein on the Beach

Philip Glass's Words Without Music

Glen Roven | Posted 07.29.2016 | Books
Glen Roven

The next rollicking 300 pages detail, in masterful prose, the rise of Glass as a musician/composer/entrepreneur and simultaneously the avant-garde art scene that exploded in New York City in the '50s and '60s, where Glass was the red-hot epicenter of the music world.

Baryshnikov and Dafoe in Robert Wilson's The Old Woman at Cal Performances, Berkeley

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2015 | Arts
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

Two super stars of the stage -- ballet icon Mikhail Baryshnikov and actor Willem Dafoe -- in a fantastical, almost two-hour pas de deux, performed under the direction of gay theater genius Robert Wilson.

Power Plays by Robert Dekkers for Post:Ballet

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.22.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Like a René Magritte painting come to life, Robert Dekkers' latest assault on the conventions of theatrical dance piles up one absurd image on another in precise, deliberate fashion, leading us rapidly from a vision of tranquil domesticity into hell and chaos,.

Robert Wilson's Shakespearean "Cabaret"

Francis Levy | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

The Brooklyn Academy of Music and Robert Wilson have had a long and storied history. The cross pollination has been benefit to both. Wilson's particul...

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Glass

Daniel Asia | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

I became aware of Philip Glass's music in 1975 when Ron Perera at Smith College introduced me to Music in Fifths. I thought it intriguing.

'Einstein on the Beach' Coming to L.A.Opera!

Jay Weston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

On October 11, 12, and 13 the L.A. Opera is presenting a spectacular operatic event... for these three performances only, we will be able to see the final incarnation of the legendary opera, "Einstein on the Beach."

WABAC With Einstein on the Beach

Tamsin Smith | Posted 01.09.2013 | Arts
Tamsin Smith

I was taken to this place by a recent performance of Einstein on the Beach, the landmark 1976 opera by composer Phillip Glass and Director Robert Wilson. Einstein is the first in a trilogy of avant-guarde operas.

Theater: The Opera Einstein On The Beach Triumphs (Again)!

Michael Giltz | Posted 12.20.2012 | Arts
Michael Giltz

Einstein On The Beach is a signal artistic achievement and happily remains as thrilling and rich an experience today as it was when I saw it in 1992.

The Next Wave Festival Has Arrived

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 09.06.2012 | Arts

The Brooklyn Academy of Music embarks on their 30th annual Next Wave Festival this week. Founded in 1983 as a response to the growing number of artist...

'Einstein On The Beach' Revival Tours US

Posted 08.20.2012 | Arts

There was a time when many people associated opera with belting sopranos, dramatic plot lines and possibly even a viking hat. And then "Einstein on th...

Bless This House

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Norman MacAfee

The New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, home of the New York City Opera, is dark as it undergoes a year of renovation. It is a house of past and perhaps future artistic importance in two art forms.