Lincoln Center Festival 2009 Tickets Go On Sale 3/13

Surround yourself with stunning theater, music, and dance at Lincoln Center Festival 2009! For three weeks in July, artists from around the world share their stories on the human experience, ranging from tragic to enraged, from poignant to hopeful and joyful.

This year's world-class theater features visionary director Ariane Mnouchkine and her acting collective Le Théâtre du Soleil sharing life experiences in Les Ephémères, and Piccolo Teatro di Milano performing the uproarious satire Trilogia della villeggiatura. Prominent dance companies present their signature styles as well, including Emanuel Gat Dance examining movement and sound in Silent Ballet and Winter Variations, and Shen Wei Dance Arts depicting the choreographer's journey from China to America and back in Re- (I, II, III).

Eclectic musical offerings include A Tribute to Wardell Quezergue, a New Orleans-style party praising the unsung heroes of American music, and Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara flaunting their mastery of percussive Afro-Blues on a program with rising Malian star Issa Bagayogo. Two Berber singer-songwriters make U.S. debuts, Idir and the "Queen of Chaabi" Najat Aatabou, and Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa perform innovative works for two pianos.

Two acclaimed theater companies arrive from Russia: the Chekhov International Theatre Festival presents Boris Godunov, an exposé of corrupt Tsarist Russia, and the Maly Drama Theatre follows a deranged physicist in Life and Fate. Also hailing from Eastern Europe, Budapest's Katona József Theatre performs Ivanov, based on Chekhov's compelling character; Polish ensemble Narodowy Stary Teatr delves into the mind of an obsessed scientist in Kalkwerk; and Hungary's Béla Pintér and Company perform Peasant Opera, a hilarious musical soap opera.

Tickets are on sale to the general public beginning March 13. To purchase tickets today and enjoy priority seating, become a Friend of Lincoln Center! Friends also get invitations to members-only rehearsals, neighborhood discounts, a monthly Calendar of Events, and more.

Click here for full details on Lincoln Center Festival 2009 and Special Offers.

To purchase tickets visit, call CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or go to the Avery Fisher Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices (Broadway at 65th Street).

Lincoln Center Festival 2009 is sponsored by American Express.


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