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Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson directed The Old Woman as part of MIF13 and the The Life and Death of Marina Abramović for MIF11.

The New York Times described Robert Wilson as ‘a towering figure
in the world of experimental theater and an explorer in the uses of
time and space on stage.’
Born in Waco, Texas, Wilson is among the world’s foremost theatre and visual artists. His works for the stage unconventionally integrate a wide variety of artistic media, including dance, movement, lighting, sculpture, music and text. His images are aesthetically striking and emotionally charged, and his productions have earned the acclaim of audiences and critics worldwide.

Wilson’s artistic collaborators include many writers and musicians
such as Phillip Glass, Heiner Müller, Tom Waits, Susan Sontag, Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, Lou Reed and Jessye Norman. He has also left his imprint on masterworks such as Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande,Brecht/Weill’s Threepenny Opera, Büchner’s Woyzeck, Jean de la Fontaine’s Fables and Homer’s Odyssey.

Wilson’s drawings, paintings and sculptures have been presented
around the world in hundreds of solo and group showings, and his
works are held in private collections and museums throughout the

Wilson has been honored with numerous awards for excellence,
including a Pulitzer Prize nomination, two Premio Ubu Awards, the
Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale, and an Olivier Award.

Visit Robert Wilson's website here.


News about Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson

Creating the sound of angels

Oct 18, 2013
MIF's The Old Woman continues on world tour

MIF's The Old Woman continues on world tour

Manchester, Spoleto, Athens, Paris, Antwerp, New York...

Oct 24, 2013

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