Simon McBurney, Bill T. Jones, Yukio Ninagawa, Ivo van Hove, et al. Set for Lincoln Center Festival
The Festival will open with the U.S. premiere of Hisashi Inoue's Musashi, a Noh-inspired play about two samurai to be directed by Yukio Ninagawa and to run July 7-10 at the David H. Koch Theater. Also slated for this venue is the New York premiere of A Disappearing Number (July 15-18), a meditation on what is permanent and what disappears, from director Simon McBurney and the theater company Complicite.
The Governor's Island presentations will include the North American premieres of Peter Stein's 12-hour marathon production of The Demons (July 10-11), an adaptation of Dostoevsky's novel of the same name; and Ivo van Hove's theatrical adaptation of Piere Paolo Pasolini's Teorema (July 15-19), which focuses on the unraveling of a middle class family after being visited by a mysterious stranger.
The theater offerings in the festival will be rounded out with a production from Rezo Gabriadze's Georgian puppet theater, which will present Ermon and Ramona (July 20-25, Clark Studio Theatre), which tells the tale of an improbable romance in Soviet Russia.
The Festival dance offerings will include Fondly Do We Hope...Fervently Do We Pray (July 15-17, Rose Theatre), Tony Award-winner Bill T. Jones' meditation on Abraham Lincoln and his legacy as well as pieces from dancer-choreographer Saburo Teshigawara and the Pinchet Klunchun Dance Company.
Music offerings will include three concerts curated by the Blind Boys of Alabama (July 12-16, Alice Tully Hall), which will feature a variety of artists including Ray Benson, Aaron Neville, Jason Roberts and Dan Zanes; La porta della legge (July 20-22, Gerald W. Lynch Theatre); and a new opera based on a story by Franz Kafka by composer Salvatore Sciarrino and performed by Wuppertal Opera and Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal.