On the Beach


Apoio do Minc Ministério da Cultura do Brasil

Performance On the Beach, Jerome Robbins Theater

The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) and The Watermill Center are pleased to present On The Beach at the Jerome Robbins Theater. Inspired by the seminal opera Einstein on the Beach by Robert Wilson and Philip Glass, and in celebration of its 35th anniversary, Mr. Wilson has selected five teams of emerging artists to re-interpret sections of this 20th century masterpiece. The artists, all of whom have been in residence at Wilson’s Watermill Center on Long Island, NY, are from around the world, work in a variety of disciplines, and some have not collaborated previously.
These artists have created new works inspired by five different sections of the seminal opera Einstein on the Beach, which was originally created in 1976 by Robert Wilson and Philip Glass and is currently being reprised worldwide—including a Brooklyn Academy of Music engagement in September. Four scenes and the Knee Plays are the sources of inspiration for this work. On The Beach celebrates a new generation of artists and their reactions to an opera that is widely recognized as one of the greatest artistic achievements of the 20th century.They are: Jonah Bokaer (choreographer, dancer, NYC) and Davide Balliano(visual and performance artist, Italy); Degenerate Art Ensemble(performance company, Seattle); Manuela Infante (theater director, Chile) and Santiago Taccetti (visual artist, Argentina); Steven Reker & People Get Ready (choreographer, dancer, and musician, NYC); and Egil Saebjornsson(visual artist, Iceland) and Marcia Moraes (theater director, choreographer and performer, Brazil).

Concept: Marcia Moraes / Egill Sæbjörnsson
Direction/ Script/ Dramaturgy: Marcia Moraes
Video art: Egill Saebjornsson

3D animation art: Michael Glen
costumes: Hrafnhildur Arnardottir aka Shoplifter
Movement direction/Choreography: Marcia Moraes
Composer/Music Direction/ Arrangements: Arash Safaian
Text Interlude II: Nora Gomringer, Marcia Moraes and Egill Saebjornsson
Text Interlude IV: Christopher Knowles
Text Interlude V: Egill Saebjonsson

Corporeal Mime Choreography: Selma Trevino
Aerial direction/ choreography: Grounded Aerial, Karen A. Fuhrman
Aerial Rigging Design: Grounded Aerial, Aaron Verdery
performer / actor: Jon Morris
performer / actress: Laura Butler Rivera
performer/ soprano: Gabriela Geluda
performer /bass-baritone: Claudio Mascarenhas
violin player: Unnur Sveinbjarnardottir

manager assistant: Janine Hegarty
assistants: Catherine A Pishal, Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li and David Jordan Chlapecka
costume assistants: Julian Jesus , Janelle Abbott and Elizabeth Ammerman

Music composition on the basis of Philip Glass original music “Einstein on the beach” Interlude III -free adaptation of the choreography “Table , Chair and Glass” by Thomas Leabhart.