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Bjork details ‘Cornucopia’ concerts at NYC’s The Shed (dates & more)


Details have been announced for Bjork’s “Cornucopia,” the multi-night series at new high-concept NYC art space/venue The Shed that is being called her “most elaborately staged concert to date.” There’s a preview on May 6, with official performances to follow on May 9, 12, 16, 22, 25, 28 and June 1. Tickets go on sale exclusively to Shed members on February 13, with a presale for Shed Movers on February 19, and the general on-sale starts February 20.

Cornucopia is a “World Premiere Shed Commision” and here are more details:

In a first for the innovative multidisciplinary artist, Björk and a team of digital and theatrical collaborators, including Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany, will present a new staged concert of live musical arrangements, digital technology, and stunning visuals.

The creative team helping Bjork pull this off includes director John Tiffany, digital artist Tobias Gremmler, set designer Chloe Lamford, visual artist James Merry, costume designer Iris Van Herpen, choreographer Margrét BjarnadóttirViibra (Björk’s “utopian flute septet”), harpist Katie Buckley, percussionist Manu Delago and, on electronics, Bergur Þórisson.  Cornucopia runs 100 minutes if you’re wondering how long to keep the sitter.

The shows will take place within The McCourt space, which “is formed when the movable outer shell is deployed over the adjoining plaza to create a 17,000-square-foot light-, sound-, and temperature-controlled hall for large-scale performances, installations, and events. It can accommodate a seated audience of approximately 1,200 and a standing audience of more than 2,000.” The Shed’s opening date is April 5.

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