Marina Abramović has earned international renown and acclaim for the boldness and startling originality of her work. But when the self-proclaimed "grandmother of performance art" decided to put her life story on stage, Abramović opted to hand the reigns to another visionary avant-gardist, director Robert Wilson. The remarkable result, The Life and Death of Marina Abramović, features Abramović in dual roles--as herself and her mother--and Willem Dafoe as the narrator, with original music composed and performed by Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons. [Luminato]The Life and Death of Marina Abramović, Robert Wilson's new quasi-opera, which he "conceived and directed," and which stars Marina herself, along with major actor Willem Dafoe and Antony and the Johnsons brainparent Antony Hegarty (who has performed with Marina), will make its North American premiere in Toronto this June, and then makes its US premiere in NYC at the Park Avenue Armory from December 12 to 21. Single tickets go on sale to the general public on June 17, and will be available on June 10 for members of the Park Avenue Armory, and June 13 for season ticket holders.
A short clip of Antony singing in The Life And Death of Marina Abramović and a list of all showtimes at the Armory below...
Antony in The Life And Death of Marina Abramović
The Life And Death of Marina Abramović showtimes at Park Avenue Armory
Thursday, December 12 at 7:00pm (Preview)*
Friday, December 13 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 14 at 8:00pm
Sunday, December 15 at 3:00pm
Tuesday, December 17 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, December 18 at 2:00pm
Thursday, December 19 at 7:00pm
Friday, December 20 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 21 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm