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Transcript of ROBERT WILSON
Byrd Hoffman (dance teacher)
EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH
Names you will recognize....
he Flight Across the Ocean
(2008) both with the Berliner Ensemble
Krapp’s Last Tape
one of the world's most famous avant-garde theater director and playwright
revolutionized the look of theater and opera
"I never studied theatre. If I had studied theatre, I would not be making the theatre I'm making."
Sculptor, furniture designer, painter, choreographer, video artist, sound designer, light designer, performer
The Byrd Hoffman School of Byrds
The King of Spain
Einstein on the Beach (1976)
“In theatre, no one has dramatized the crisis of language with as much ferocious genius as Robert Wilson”
personal connection to language, adopted a deaf son
focus on the beauty and art of language and its meaning rather than the meaning of the words themselves
PHYSICAL LANGUAGE AND MOVEMENT
studies movement first
brings text in once performers have mastered he movement
movement and text often have different rhythms
DETAIL, DETAIL, DETAIL!
Einstein's ideas on justice, motion, space and images.
language (auditory, physical, visual and written)
“Through his signature use of light, his investigations into the structure of a simple movement, and the classical rigor of his scenic and furniture design, Wilson has continuously articulated the force and originality of his vision. Wilson's close ties and collaborations with leading artists, writers, and musicians continue to fascinate audiences worldwide.”
Holmberg, Arthur. The Theatre of Robert Wilson. Cambridge UP, 1996. Print.
"About." Robert Wilson. Robert Wilson. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. <http://www.robertwilson.com/about/>.
Binlot, Ann. "Robert Wilson Casts Lady Gaga As His Muse For Watermill Exhibition." Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 21 Aug. 2014. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. <http://www.forbes.com/sites/abinlot/2014/08/21/robert-wilson-casts-lady-gaga-as-his-muse-for-watermill-exhibition/>.
"Biography." Robert Wilson. Robert Wilson. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. <http://www.robertwilson.com/biography/>.
Fishaut, Anna. "Robert Wilson." Presidential Lectures: Robert Wilson. Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. <https://prelectur.stanford.edu/lecturers/wilson/>.
NPR. "The Minds Behind 'Einstein On The Beach' Talk Shop." NPR. NPR, 12 Oct. 2013. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. <http://www.npr.org/2013/10/12/231595649/the-minds-behind-einstein-on-the-beach-talk-shop>.
"Robert Wilson (director).". General Books. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. <http://www.general-books.net/sw2.cfm?q=Robert_Wilson_(director)>.
"Robert Wilson." BAM.org. Brooklyn Academy of Music. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. <http://www.bam.org/artists/robert-wilson>.
"Robert Wilson | The Talks." Robert Wilson Interview. The Talks, 17 Sept. 2014. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. <http://the-talks.com/interviews/robert-wilson/>.
Rockwell, John. "‘Einstein’ Seeks the Old Relativity." The New York Times. The New York Times, 1 Sept. 2012. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. <http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/arts/music/einstein-on-the-beach-revival-at-bam-raises-questions.html?pagewanted=all>.
Suqi, Rima. "Robert Wilson, Director, on His Passion for Chairs." The New York Times. The New York Times, 21 Sept. 2011. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/22/garden/robert-wilson-on-his-passion-for-chairs.html?_r=0>.
Swed, Mark. "Review: Time and Space Are One in Thrilling 'Einstein on the Beach'" Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times, 13 Oct. 2013. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. <http://articles.latimes.com/2013/oct/13/entertainment/la-et-cm-einstein-on-the-beach-review-20131014>.