Works by Laurie Anderson, Benjamin Millepied, Robert Wilson Set for Peak Performances' 2012-2013 Season
The season will begin on September 29 with the world premiere of David T. Little's Dog Days, an opera set in an imagined, war-torn United States, based on a short story by Judy Budnitz, featuring a libertto by Royce Vavrek and musical direction by Alan Pierson. The six-singer/one actor piece is produced in association with Beth Morrison Projects and will run through October 7.
From October 25-28, Benjamin Millepied's six-member company L.A. Dance Project will make its east coast debut, with repertory performances of Merce Cunningham's Winterbranch, William Forsythe's Quintett, and a to-be-titled premiere by Millepied featuring a score by Nico Muhly and visual designby Christopher Wool.
The London-based Richard Alston Dance Company will present A Ceremony of Carols from December 13-16, created to celebrate the centenary of Benjamin Britten's birth. The piece features the Montclair State University chorus and harpist Andre Tarantiles. The program also features Roughcut, a dance piece set to a score by Steve Reich, as well as Unfinished Business, a work set to music by Mozart.
Zinnias, a chamber opera based on the life of African-American artist Clementine Hunter, will run January 26-February 3, brought to the stage through the collaboration of Robert Wilson, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Toshi Reagon and Jacqueline Woodson.
From February 14-17, Romeo Castellucci and his Italian company Societas Raffaello Sanzio will present his work On the Concept of the Face, Regarding the Son of God, a highly graphic look at a son who must look after his aging, incontinent father as a portrait of Jesus Christ looks on.
South African dance troupe Katlehong Cabaret will present via Katlehong Dance from March 26-24. The Israeli Jasmin Vardimon Company rull present Freedom from April 18-21.
From May 10-11, Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet will present a world premiere piece that is yet to be titled.