Robert Wilson on stage in Jerusalem and Sibiu

Robert Wilson performs on stage in two productions: Krapp's Last Tape, by Samuel Beckett, and Lecture on Nothing by John Cage. Both shows have not been seen in several months, but will appear this June in short succession: Krapp at the Israel Festival in Jerusalem on June 5 and 6, and Lecture at the Sibiu International Theater Festival in Romania on June 9. 

Mikhail Baryshnikov and "Traviata" Lamp in Athens

We are happy to announce that Letter to a Man, Robert Wilson's the latest collaboration with Mikhail Baryshnikov, will be shown this July at the Greek Festival in Athens. The shows will be from July 10 to 13, and more details and tickets can be found here.

Athens audiences and visitors also have the chance to check out Robert Wilson's "La Traviata" chandeliers, which have been installed in the atrium of the Acropolis Museum. The entrance to the atrium is free, and the chandeliers will be on display until October 31. The design is based on set elements from Wilson's production of Verdi's La Traviata, and manufactured by the Italian company SLAMP.

Acropolis Museum (Photos by Julian Mommert)

LA TRAVIATA (Currentzis/Wilson) Wins Three "Golden Masks"

Moscow, April 19, 2017. Robert Wilson's production of La Traviata, conducted by Teodor Currentzis, in its version for the Perm Opera House, has been awarded three "Golden Masks". The production had been nominated in seven categories, and ended up winning in three (Teodor Currentzis as "Best Conductor", Nadezhda Pavlova as "Best Female Singer", and Robert Wilson for "Best Lighting Design"). Congratulations to all and a special Thanks to John Torres, who worked on the Lighting Design with Robert Wilson. 

The "Golden Mask" is a prestigious Russian award for works from all theatrical genres, with the goal of "representing a full and objective picture of the Russian theatrical life" once a year. The ceremony was held in the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theater in Moscow.

For more information, click here.

EDDA in Oslo: First Production Photographs

The first production photos of Jon Fosse and Robert Wilson's new version of the Icelandic epic Edda are here.  The work will open on March 4, 2017 at Det Norske Teatret in Oslo, Norway, and play throughout the months of March and April there. Visit their web site for more information and tickets.  In October this year, the European Cultural Capital - Aarhus, Denmark - will host six performances of Edda (click here for their web site). 

Note on the US Election

I am shocked. Stunned. Worried about the likelihood of a catastrophe. The United States is a conservative nation, and I think it was too much for them to have a black president followed by a woman president. It is unbelievable to me that we have a president-elect who is endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan, who has an open contempt for women, who is homophobic, who is openly hostile to people of color, immigrants, the disabled, and Muslims, who encourages hate and allows it to flourish. His election allows him the possibility to act on this hatred. When necessary, we must find ways to resist him, to protest, and to vote in 2018 and 2020. We must carefully protect the defenseless. It will be a difficult fight, but as US Citizens, we must find ways to resist the divisions between us.

In her diary, Anne Frank wrote "Despite everything, I still believe that people are basically good at heart."

The work remains.

Robert Wilson
Berlin, November 9, 2016

Bob is turning 75! Join us in celebrating his birthday in Berlin (Oct. 4) or New York (Oct. 14-16)

This fall's main event will undoubtedly be Bob's 75th Birthday!  The Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation, and its European partner, the Robert Wilson Stiftung, will honor Bob first overseas, on his actual birthday, and again in New York, when Letter to a Man premieres at BAM.  The proceeds from both will benefit the Watermill Center, which Bob has frequently called his most important artistic legacy.
 

October 4, 2016, from 6 PM, Berliner Festspiele
HOUSE OF MADNESS - A Watermill Celebration in Honor of Bob's 75th Birthday
featuring Marianna Kavallieratos, Boomerang and many other Watermill artists
Tickets from € 50 to € 7,500
Buy tickets by using the form below.

October 14 - 16, 2016, BAM, The Watermill Center and other locations in New York
BOB'S 75TH BIRTHDAY | New York Patron Weekend
Tickets from $1,250 to $10,000
Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

For both events, please direct any inquiries or ticket orders to birthday@robertwilson.com or use the order form below (Berlin only). We would be delighted to welcome you to one or both occasions.

REPERCUSSION by Boomerang (Photograph by Mark Davis)

REPERCUSSION by Boomerang (Photograph by Mark Davis)

LETTER TO A MAN is touring. And coming to the US!

Letter to a Man, Robert Wilson's solo for the one and only Mikhail Baryshnikov, which premiered last year at the Spoleto Festival dei due Mondi (Italy), is currently touring Europe. After successful performances at Madrid's Teatros del Canal in May, it can be seen in Lyon and Montecarlo later this month. 

Post-summer the production - Wilson's second stage collaboration with Baryshnikov after The Old Woman - will come stateside, touring both coasts:

Photograph © Lucie Jansch

Photograph © Lucie Jansch