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Einstein on the Beach 2014

An Opera in four acts by Philip Glass and Robert Wilson

FILMED AT Théâtre Musical de Paris-Châtelet IN January 2014
TV DIRECTOR Don Kent RUNNING TIME 1x270'
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY Telmondis Distribution

Artistic Information

DESCRIPTION Production Pomegranate Arts, Inc. | A presentation of the Théâtre du Châtelet in partnership with the Festival d'Automne à Paris and the Théâtre de la Ville | With the support of Pierre Bergé
SYNOPSIS At the time of its production in 1971, Deafman Glance, a wordless performance lasting seven hours, amazed French audiences and sparked the enthusiasm of Louis Aragon. A few years later, Robert Wilson joined forces this time with the composer, Philip Glass, to devise an opera that was performed at the Avignon Festival in 1976. It was to become the legend that is Einstein on the Beach. Certain themes linked to the physicist’s research, such as the theory of relativity and nuclear arms, were played out in a series of tableaux providing a highly revolutionary aesthetic: fairytale images of astonishing visual beauty were combined with very gradual changes in music and choreographed movements to form a total work of art that was to overturn the classic perception of time and space in the theatre. Restaged by its creators, with the collaboration of their long-standing choreographer, Lucinda Childs, this legendary piece is about to be rediscovered anew today.
PERFORMERS With Helga Davis, Kate Moran, Antoine Silverman, The Lucinda Childs Dance Company, The Philip Glass Ensemble
ARTISTIC STAFF Choreography : Lucinda Childs ; Book : Lucinda Childs ; Christopher Knowles : Samuel M. Johnson ; Direction / Set and Light Design : Robert Wilson ; Music & Lyrics : Philip Glass ; Musical direction : Michael Riesman
LANGUAGE VO English
LANGUAGES / ST French

Production

PRODUCTION COMPANY Telmondis
COPRODUCTION COMPANY Théâtre Musical de Paris-Châtelet, France Télévisions, Mezzo
RUNNING TIME 1x270'
PRODUCTION YEAR 2014

Distribution

DISTRIBUTION COMPANY Telmondis Distribution
VIDEO FORMAT HD CAM, Digibeta 16/9