Einstein on the Beach Exhibiton

Einstein on the Beach Exhibiton

Einstein on the Beach Exhibiton
Einstein on the Beach Exhibiton

Saturday 11 April 2015 12:00pmSunday 17 May 2015 5:00pm
Backlit Gallery Ashley StreetNottingham NG3 1JG
Nearly four decades after the first staging of the opera Einstein on the Beach, Backlit reimagines the unique visual, dramatic and musical languages of the work through this exhibition.

Einstein on the Beach is a revolutionary opera by Phillip Glass and Robert Wilson and is recognised as one of the greatest artistic achievements of the 20th Century. Einstein on the Beach is an opera in four acts frames and connected by the five 'knee plays' or intermezzos. The opera eschews traditional narative in favour a formalist approach based on structured spaces, minimal sets, an exuberantly complex score, and distinctive choreography by Lucinda Childs. The work portrays the male icon purely as a historical figure; in the absence of a storyline however, symbols from Einstein's life are incorporated within the opera's scenery, characters, and music, representing poetic notions of spectacle, time and space.

The project is in partnership with Paula Cooper Gallery, and the Watermill Centre, New York. Curated by Matthew Chesney.

Open Saturday 11 April - Sunday 17 May (open Thursdays - Sundays, 12-5pm). FREE. Suitable for all.

Dance4 will present the following performance and talk in response the exhibtion:

Hourglass by Sally Doughty - Saturday 9 May at 1pm and 3pm.

Talk with Sally Doughty and Paul Russ - Saturday 9 May at 4pm.