‘Robert Wilson’s lucid production… is a revelation… Baryshnikov and Dafoe are superb, managing to wring the pathos out of each of their bizarre encounters. We leave the theatre like awestruck victims of a magic trick, asking ourselves: how did they do that?’
Robert Wilson returned after the success of Life and Death of Marina Abramović (MIF11) with an adaptation of a Daniil Kharms short story starring Willem Dafoe and Mikhail Baryshnikov.The result was impossible to define; dance, theatre and astonishing visual design combined for this surreal sensory overload
of a show — one that was also warm, funny and heartbreakingly human.
A Baryshnikov Productions, Change Performing Arts and The Watermill Center project.
Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi, Théâtre de la Ville-Paris/ Festival d’Automne à Paris and deSingel, Antwerp.
Since MIF13 The Old Woman has toured to Spoleto, Athens, Antwerp and Paris, and will be shown in New York in 2014.