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Letter to a Man / Lyon

  • Maison de la Danse 8 Avenue Jean Mermoz Lyon, 69008 France (map)

Mikhail Baryshnikov and Robert Wilson first worked together on The Old Woman, a theater piece based on the writings of absurdist Russian author Daniil Kharms. Baryshnikov co-starred with Willem Dafoe. For the 2015 Spoleto Festival, Wilson createdLetter to a Man, a solo piece for Baryshnikov, using the diary of the iconic dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. The diary, which in part documents Nijinsky's descent into madness, was first published in 1936. 

Henry Miller wrote "It is a communication so naked, so desperate, that it breaks the mold. We are face to face with reality, and it is almost unbearable...had he not gone to the asylum we would have had in Nijinsky a writer equal to the dancer."

More information and tickets can be found here.

Earlier Event: June 25
Letter to a Man / Lyon
Later Event: June 30
Letter to a Man / Montecarlo