Performed by Juilliard Dance Class of 2020, Juilliard musicians, and guest artist Liam Byrne Choreography: Stephen Petronio Music: DISSONANCE by Valgeir Sigurðsson
Music performed by:
Liam Byrne, viola da gamba,
with Violin 1 Chener Yuan Yanguang, Bruce Zhang, Joshua Kim Violin 2 Brenden Zak Xingyu, Li Juchao Zhao Viola Keoni Bolding, Jay Julio Cello Joshua McClendon, Shangwen (Jeff) Liao Double Bass Patrick Curtis, Lindsay Donat
New arrangement by Petter Ekman for viola da gamba, electronics, and string orchestra.
Lighting and Scenic Design: Nicole Pearce Costume Design: Fritz Masten Rehearsal Conductor: Jesse Brault Stage Manager: Kat Meister* Assistant to the Choreographer: Nicholas Sciscione Dancers From the Class of 2020 Kalyn Berg Jared Brown** Treyden Chiaravalloti Dylan Croy Elizabeth Faber Barry Gans Mikey Garcia John Hewitt Nathan Hirschaut Naya Lovell *Juilliard Professional Apprentice Program **Jared Brown is a 2019 Princess Grace awardee Matilda Mackey Taylor Massa Lúa Mayenco Cardenal Nicolas Noguera Nina Peng Sarah Pippin Alexander Sargent Kayla Schutz Noah Wang
Valgeir Sigurðsson’s DISSONANCE is used by arrangement with European American Music Distributors Company, U.S. and Canadian agent for Faber Music Ltd., London, publisher and copyright owner.
The walls onstage are filled with good wishes and words of wisdom for the graduating class of 2020 that have been collected this week in the Juilliard main lobby and during performance evenings in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater lobby. Please stop by the lobby display to add to the growing list of messages for the class of 2020.
By Jon Fosse and Robert Wilson, based on the eponymous Old Norse mythology
To premiere in March of 2017 at the Norwegian Theater, Oslo, Norway.
Robert Wilson’s Edda is based on Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse’s interpretation of old norse mythology, the religion that dominated Scandinavia until the 11th century. The sources for our knowledge about this religion are different icelandic scholars and authors written poems from medieval time. Fosse read the “Old Edda”- literature, and gave it his personal form. He created a dramatic dialogue with strong musical and rhythmic qualities, moving the stories nearer to us while keeping them different and remote. In this production for Oslo’s Norske Teatret, Fosse’s fascinating and suggestive text meets the visual language of Robert Wilson.
The music for Edda was written by Arvo Pärt, the famous Estonian composer (see Adam’s Passion), and by the duo CocoRosie, who previously collaborated with Robert Wilson on Peter Pan (Berlin, 2013) and Pushkin’s Fairy Tales (Moscow, 2015), and most recently on Jungle Book (Luxembourg, 2019).
“In EDDA the Norse mythology comes alive in a way completely different from anything we are familiar with from traditional productions. … It is stunning, it is abstract absurdism and it is above all Robert Wilson.”— Dagsavisen
“EDDA is a Gesamtkunstwerk that spins through time in a absurd, beautiful and playful way … Two hours of a fantastic suggestive mix of exquisite pictures, burlesque and mythology.”— Svenska Dagbladet
Stephen Petronio’s melancholy, disturbingly beautiful new Architecture of Loss…is not trying to show us mourning as a response to loss; he’s showing us loss as absence and the evanescence of supporting structures. …it feels the way a room feels when someone dear to you has gone away for a long time.