the art of bodies in motion

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Baryshnikov & Dafoe in Paris in Robert Wilson's THE OLD WOMAN

IMPRESSION for The Dance Enthusiast by Ann Moradian

Photo (c) Lucie Jansch.

"It is stellar. Mikhail Baryshnikov and Willem Dafoe come together in director/designer Robert Wilson's new work, The Old Woman, with stark and brutal brilliance. It is like watching a light so intense and unwavering that you end up swimming in darkness. It is like watching a black hole being born with your eyes wide open..."

"...The Russian writer's (Daniil Kharms) novella has been adapted powerfully for the stage by Darryl Pinckney, with phrases that come at us again and again in English and sometimes Russian. The language is beautiful and cruel. Wilson delves into this domain with assurance. Everything is stamped out with a force, like a printing press that cuts through the paper..."

Photo (c) Lucie Jansch.

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