Lincoln Center's annual exploration of music and art’s power to reveal the many dimensions of our interior lives.
Seventeen warrior monks from China's Shaolin Temple blend martial arts, Zen Buddhist practice, and contemporary dance in Sutra, an astonishing East-West collaboration from Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Using kung fu prowess and a set of 21 boxes by sculptor Antony Gormley, the monks cr...
Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and named to the New York Times “Best Films of the 21st Century So Far” in 2017, celebrated filmmaker Carlos Reygadas's subtly wrought masterpiece tells the story of a married Mennonite man living in an isolated, conservative community who fa...
In this mid-century masterpiece by one of the most influential directors in the history of cinema, Carl Theodor Dreyer offers a transcendent portrait of a farmer's family being torn apart by faith, sanctity, and love. Challenging simple facts and dogmatic orthodoxy, Dreyer’s visionary filmmaking lay...
Cutting-edge choreographic duo Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez are crafting a new dance language for the 21st century. In the New York premiere of Borderline, the Bessie Award–winning performers blend contemporary dance, street dance, and aerial movement to create a weightless visual poetry that tr...
Communities are essential building blocks of society. The communities to which we belong, by circumstance or by choice, define both who we are and who we are not. In recent times, major shifts in the concept of community have forced us to question our long-held notions of identity and examine how it...
Whose war? Whose fire? Whose hand is this? In his final solo performance piece, choreographer and dancer Akram Khan returns to the White Light Festival with his poignant new work, XENOS. Meaning “stranger” or “foreigner,” XENOS explores the shell-shocked dreams of an Indian colonial soldier during t...
A quietly thrilling evening of music, movement, and light unfolds within the hushed, meditative sound world of Morton Feldman's Triadic Memories. Vividly rendered by pianist Pedja Muzijevic, the shifting colors and elastic tempos of Feldman’s painterly music are transformed into movement with “corpo...
Laugh, abide, despair, persevere: Ireland's iconic Druid Theatre presents Samuel Beckett’s irreverent masterpiece, Waiting for Godot. Existential ennui meets startling slapstick comedy in this “superb reimagining” (Guardian, U.K.) by Tony Award–winning director Garry Hynes that offers a refreshing p...
Known around the world for its “miraculously cohesive sound” (Guardian, U.K.) and imaginative programs, the Latvian Radio Choir returns to the White Light Festival for a luminous evening of a cappella music. Pairing transcendent Mahler with contemporary Latvian composers and a beautiful meditation b...
A world in flux, a need for change: This is the driving force behind Blak Whyte Gray, an electrifying dance-theater work from Olivier Award–winning East London company Boy Blue. Rooted in pure hip-hop with a fierce political bite, brilliant stage imagery, and a driving electronic music score, Blak W...
In Kaija Saariaho's hypnotic opera, based on Ezra Pound’s translations of two Japanese Noh plays, a ghost and an angel emerge from a world of light and shadow. A trio of celebrated performers—countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, bass-baritone Davóne Tines, and dancer Nora Kimball-Mentzos—conjures these ...
Druid theater’s Godot grounds an Irish classic in its native soil.
White Light Festival's marvelous global collaborations return.
Meet pianist Jenny Lin, known for her creative, thoughtfully crafted recitals.
Conductor Thomas Dausgaard leads us through the works that inspired Beethoven's Missa solemnis.
Meet organist Bernard Foccroulle, who performs in Darkness and Light (November 9).
Compositions motivated by faith form a large part of this year's White Light Festival.
What makes Samuel Beckett's prose so irresistible to theatrical producers, and such a special way to experience his work?
Images in The Psalms Experience Gallery illuminate the continued relevance of ancient texts.
Jessica Lang's production of Stabat Mater is one of this highlights of this year's White Light Festival.
Pianist Steven Osborne will perform Messiaen's Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus October 31 as part of this year's White Light Festival.
The poems known as the Psalms have endured for around 3,000 years.
Meet countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, who will perform in Stabat Mater (November 1–2).
Will you win the favor of the gods or perish into a watery grave?
Discover the origins of an art form in this playlist curated by the head Juilliard Historical Performance program, Benjamin Sosland.
Meredith Monk comes to White Light imparting her creativity to a new generation.
Ancient texts, great tunes, same earthly woes.
Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss discusses highlights of White Light 2017.
Monteverdi: The Birth of Opera opens Lincoln Center's White Light Festival.
All 150 psalms will be performed in settings old and new at the White Light Festival.
What we're reading to get in the mood for several upcoming programs at Lincoln Center.
"Reconnect" at the White Light Festival.
Jeremy Denk describes the challenge of telling a musical story with his upcoming program.
William Kentridge tells the story of the creation of the opera Il ritorno d'Ulisse.
Nicholas Johnson and the lasting power of Beckett's first radio play.
Liz Gerring discusses the process behind her work (T)here to (T)here.
Book recommendations by John Schaefer, who will moderate the White Light Conversation "Our Humanity: Past, Present, and Future" on November 5
Puppetry's magic lies in the creative exchange between skilled artists and imaginative audiences
T.M. Krishna has made it his mission to challenge the artistic and social orthodoxies of Carnatic music.
The Italian conductor shares his secrets on Verdi, the Russian repertoire, and holding people’s attention in the smartphone era.
V. Selvaganesh is heir to one of the great musical lineages in India and one that has thrived on innovation.
Although she is one of India's top artists, Bombay Jayashri describes herself as a listener first.
A note on the upcoming Mark Morris Dance Group performance, part of the White Light Festival's Sounds of India series
The renowned British chorus director Simon Halsey picks his favorites.
Lakshmi Vishwanathan discusses the visual vocabulary of Kathakali dance
Notes on Satyajit Ray’s stunningly restored Apu Trilogy and Jean Renoir's The River
Raymond Erickson provides the political and social context for Giovanni Gabrieli's A Venetian Coronation.
What does it mean to be human in the age of technology?
Pianist and writer Jeremy Denk explores the threads of shared musicality woven through works composed over eight centuries.
Linguist David M. Bellos discusses the story of Babel and the benefits of linguistic diversity.
Miwa Matreyek discusses the process behind her work This World Made Itself, presented October 20–22 as part of the 2016 White Light Festival.
New York–based photographer Nan Melville recounts how she first got hooked on the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble.
Samuel Beckett is on Twitter, and perhaps we should not be surprised.
In conjunction with the Sounds of India series, Pavan K. Varma offers insights into India's contemporary realities.
Inspired by its biblical namesake tale, Babel(words) explores a world divided by language.
Listening deeply to the Earth—as both artist and human—is more essential than ever.
On the eve of the 2016 White Light Festival, Leif Wenar asks a fundamental question.
Located inside the hall lobby at Columbus Avenue at 64th Street, the box office is open Monday–Saturday 10:00 am–6:00 pm and Sunday 12:00–6:00 pm. Online Sales: Great Performers, American Songbook, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Fest...
The box office, located in the hall lobby at Broadway and 65th Street, sells tickets Monday–Saturday 10:00 am–6:00 pm, Sunday 12:00–6:00 pm and until 30 minutes after the start of any performance. Online Sales: Film Society, Juilliard School, Great Performers, American Songbo...
This black box theater on the 7th floor of the Rose Building on West 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue offers an intimate experience to its audiences, which are seated only a few feet from the stage. Presentations have ranged from family programs and fantastical puppetry shows b...
Located on the fifth floor of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, Rose Theater is the venue’s largest performing arts space. It features three levels, sleek wood veneer seating boxes, and moveable stage towers that can be configur...
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