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Lincoln Center 2019 White Light Festival presents EN MASSE

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 at 7:30PM

Gerald W Lynch Theater at John Jay College

  • Oct 2019

    23 Wed

    7:30PM

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Lincoln Center 2019 White Light Festival presents EN MASSE

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 at 7:30PM

New York, NY , United States of America




Australia’s
Circa ensemble embodies electrifying explosions of physicality and
power in this work that blurs the boundaries of dance, theater,
music, and circus arts. Under the visionary direction of Yaron
Lifschitz, the troupe melds circus acrobatics with contemporary dance
in the tender and savage 
En
Masse
,
featuring ten acrobats and three musicians performing to music by
Swedish composer Klara Lewis interspersed with selections from
Schubert’s haunting 
Winterreise and Schwanengesang.
A two-piano arrangement of Stravinsky’s 
Rite
of Spring
 yields
the anarchic energy of acrobats caught in a life-and-death struggle.
Circa appeared in the U.S. premiere of 
How
Like an Angel
 in
the 2014 White Light Festival.

 

There will be a post-performance
discussion with Libby McDonnell and Elizabeth Streb on Thursday,
October 24.

En
Masse
 (U.S.
premiere)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at
7:30
pm                                                                                             

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at
7:30 pm

Friday, October 25, 2019 at
7:30 pm

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John
Jay College

 

Circa

Robert Murray, tenor

Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Michael
Harvey, piano

Created by Yaron Lifschitz with
the Circa Ensemble

Music by Franz Schubert,
Klara Lewis, and Igor Stravinsky
Yaron Lifschitz, direction and
stage design
Yaron Lifschitz and Richard Clarke, lighting
design
Libby McDonnell, associate director and costume design

 

Performance length: One hour and
50 minutes, including intermission

 

Endowment
support for the White Light Festival presentation of 
En
Masse 
is
provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance.

 

Lincoln Center
for the Performing Arts 2019 White Light Festival will run October 19
through November 24. For its tenth anniversary season, the
multidisciplinary festival will feature events presented in eight
venues across the city, including U.S. and New York premieres and the
return of festival favorites.

 

The
resonance of the White Light Festival has only deepened during its
first decade, as we have moved into far more challenging times here
and around the world,” said Jane Moss, Ehrenkranz Artistic Director
of Lincoln Center. “The Festival’s central theme, namely the
singular capacity of artistic expression to illuminate what is inside
ourselves and connect us to others, is more relevant than ever. This
10
th anniversary
edition spanning disparate countries, cultures, disciplines, and
genres emphasizes that the elevation of the spirit the arts inspires
uniquely unites us and expands who we are.”

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