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News - 'The Day': David Lang, Lucinda Childs, Maya Beiser, Wendy Whelan

Maya Beiser: ioulex & Wendy Whelan:
Photo: Nisian Hughes
Monday, December 3, 2018
With his winning of the Pulitzer Prize for the little match girl passion (one of the most original and moving scores of recent years), Lang, once a postminimalist enfant terrible, has solidified his standing as an American master.
The New Yorker

Conceived by cellist Maya Beiser, The Day is an evening-length work, with evocative music and words by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang that unites the artistic forces of seminal modern dance choreographer Lucinda Childs and prolific artists Wendy Whelan and Beiser performing on stage together.

The Day is a meditation on two journeys — the mortal passage, followed by the eternal, post-mortal voyage of the soul. This bold, highly collaborative work explores universal themes not easily grappled with — memory, aging, death, the survival of the soul — through the shared language of music and dance.

The Day is being developed at LUMBERYARD in Catskill, NY, over a two-week production and technical residency; it will have its world premiere at Jacob's Pillow in summer 2019 and its New York premiere at The Joyce Theater in fall 2019 before touring the US and abroad. Audiences are invited to see the work in progress at LUMBERYARD in showings on December 7 and 8 2018.

The creative team includes: scenic design by Sara Brown, sound design by Dave Cook, projection design by Joshua Higgason and lighting design by Natasha Katz (Alice in Wonderland and The Winter’s Tale by Joby Talbot).

LUMBERYARD, 62 Water Street, Catskill, NY
December 7 2018
December 8 2018


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