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Robert Wilson

 
Bio:
Born in Waco, Texas, Wilson is among the world's foremost theater and visual artists. His works for the stage unconventionally integrate a wide variety of artistic media, including dance, movement, lighting, sculpture, music, and text. His images are aesthetically striking and emotionally charged, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Born in Waco, Texas, Wilson is among the world's foremost theater and visual artists. His works for the stage unconventionally integrate a wide variety of artistic media, including dance, movement, lighting, sculpture, music, and text. His images are aesthetically striking and emotionally charged, ... (read complete bio)
 

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BEN BLISS (ROBERT WILSON) Photo

BEN BLISS (ROBERT WILSON)

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BEN BLISS (ROBERT WILSON) Photo

BEN BLISS (ROBERT WILSON)

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DANCERS, MEREDITH ARWADY (PASQUALITA), BEN BLISS (ROBERT WILSON), AND TIM MIX (FRANK  Photo

DANCERS, MEREDITH ARWADY (PASQUALITA), BEN BLISS (ROBERT WILSON), AND TIM MIX (FRANK HUBBARD)

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Nick Otto-Bernstein, Maren Otto,  Robert Wilson, Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Joni Otto- Photo

Nick Otto-Bernstein, Maren Otto, Robert Wilson, Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Joni Otto-Bernstein, and Nathan Ottophoto by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com √ā¬© 2016 robwayne1@aol.com 516-676-3939

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Robert Wilsonphoto by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com √ā¬© 2016 robwayne1@aol.com 516-676- Photo

Robert Wilsonphoto by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com √ā¬© 2016 robwayne1@aol.com 516-676-3939

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Robert Wilson Biography

Born in Waco, Texas, Wilson is among the world's foremost theater and visual artists. His works for the stage unconventionally integrate a wide variety of artistic media, including dance, movement, lighting, sculpture, music, and text. His images are aesthetically striking and emotionally charged, and his productions have earned the acclaim of audiences and critics worldwide. After being educated at the University of Texas and Brooklyn's Pratt Institute, Wilson founded the New York-based performance collective "The Byrd Hoffman School of Byrds" in the mid?1960s, and developed his first signature works, including Deafman Glance (1970) and A Letter for Queen Victoria (1974-75). With Philip Glass he wrote the seminal opera Einstein on the Beach (1976). Wilson's artistic collaborators include many writers and musicians, such as Heiner M√ɬľller, Tom Waits, Susan Sontag, Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, Lou Reed, and Jessye Norman. He has also left his imprint on masterworks such as Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape, Brecht/Weill's Threepenny Opera, Debussy's Pell√ɬ©as et Melisande, Goethe's Faust, Homer's Odyssey, Jean de la Fontaine's Fables, Puccini's Madama Butterfly, and Verdi's La Traviata. Wilson's drawings, paintings, and sculptures have been presented around the world in hundreds of solo and group showings, and his works are held in private collections and museums throughout the world. Wilson has been honored with numerous awards for excellence, including a Pulitzer Prize nomination, two Premio Ubu awards, the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale, and an Olivier Award. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as the German Academy of the Arts, and holds eight Honorary Doctorate degrees. France pronounced him Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters (2003) and Officer of the Legion of Honor (2014); and Germany awarded him the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit (2014). Wilson is the founder and Artistic Director of The Watermill Center, a laboratory for the arts in Water Mill, New York.

Robert Wilson Awards and Nominations

 
The Hewes Awards - 1987 - Noteworthy/Unusual Effects Gold Star
Robert WilsonThe Civil Wars - Act 5, The Trees
 
The Hewes Awards - 1975 - Scenic Design Gold Star
Robert Wilson, A Letter For Queen Victoria
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1971 - Outstanding Director Gold Star
Robert WilsonDeafman Glance

Robert Wilson News

A VICIOUS CIRCLE Will Have an Industry Reading Next Week Photo A VICIOUS CIRCLE Will Have an Industry Reading Next Week
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022

A new play about the decades-long, tempestuous friendship between Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley will receive an industry reading on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Christopher Williams to Reimagine Legendary Ballets As Queer Works of Art at The Joyc Photo Christopher Williams to Reimagine Legendary Ballets As Queer Works of Art at The Joyce Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

The Joyce Theater Foundation will honor the conclusion of Pride 2022 with the Joyce debut of boundary-shattering movement artist Christopher Williams. The New York premiere of selections from his series of queer interpretations of renowned classical ballets will play The Joyce Theater from June 28-July 3.

A STRANGE LOOP & THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Designers on View in McNay Art Museum Theatre  Photo A STRANGE LOOP & THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Designers on View in McNay Art Museum Theatre Exhibition
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

Now open at McNay Art Museum, The Great Stage of Texas celebrates 13 contemporary designers from the Lone Star State through a dynamic presentation of set, costume, lighting, and projection designs created for theatre productions around the world.

VIDEO: The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Hosts New York Theatre Artists for Ukraine Photo VIDEO: The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Hosts New York Theatre Artists for Ukraine
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center recently presented New York Theatre Artists for Ukraine: A 12-hour online marathon of readings and conversations with 24 New York theatre institutions livestreaming on the commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv.

New York Theatre Artists for Ukraine to Present Online Screenings Photo New York Theatre Artists for Ukraine to Present Online Screenings
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 9, 2022

The New York Theater Community will come together for 12 hours on Saturday, April 16, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM for 24 online readings and conversations on www.HowlRound.com. We will share our outrage at the bombing of the Donetsk Drama Theater Mariupol, where 300 people died while seeking shelter in a space that is sacred to all of us. 

Cast and Creative Team Announced For THE KITE RUNNER Photo Cast and Creative Team Announced For THE KITE RUNNER
by Stephi Wild - Mar 28, 2022

The cast and creative team for the Broadway-bound limited engagement of The Kite Runner at The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) this summer.

West Coast Premiere of AGING MAGICIAN to Close San Diego Opera's 2021-2022 Season Photo West Coast Premiere of AGING MAGICIAN to Close San Diego Opera's 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022

San Diego Opera's 2021 2022 will close with the West Coast Premiere of Aging Magician a hybrid opera/theatre piece that combines singing, choral work, puppetry, and performance art to create an incredibly unique theatrical experience.

Greek National Opera to Stage FAUST Photo Greek National Opera to Stage FAUST
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 12, 2022

The¬†Greek National Opera¬†(GNO) will present a revival of its 2012 production of Charles Gounod‚Äôs¬†Faust¬†with eight performances April 6 through 17. The production, which premiered in 2012 at Megaron‚ÄďThe Athens Concert Hall, will be presented at the Stavros Niarchos Hall for the first time, conducted by¬†Pierre Dumoussaud¬†and directed by¬†Renato Zanella.¬†

BWW Interview: Composer/Sound Designer Nick Powell Making Integral Music For THE LEHM Photo BWW Interview: Composer/Sound Designer Nick Powell Making Integral Music For THE LEHMAN TRILOGY
by Gil Kaan - Mar 4, 2022

The critically acclaimed The Lehman Trilogy opens March 6, 2022, at the Ahmanson after its successful runs on Broadway and the West End. Multi-award-winning Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale and Adam Godley reprising their Broadway roles, with Howard W. Overshown who understudied in the Broadway production. Playwright Ben Power has adapted Stefano Massini’s original script on the deep-dive history of the Lehman Brothers investment banking company. I had the opportunity to speak with The Lehman Trilogy’s composer/sound designer Nick Powell just before going into dress rehearsal.

Greek National Opera Announces Additional Date For OTELLO Photo Greek National Opera Announces Additional Date For OTELLO
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2022

With tickets for the production‚Äôs first seven performances selling out, the Greek National Opera has announced one additional date for Otello ‚Äď 19 March 2022, at 19.30. Verdi‚Äôs masterpiece is conducted by Stathis Soulis, and directed, designed, and with lighting by Robert Wilson.

Robert Wilson Videos

VIDEO: Rufus Wainwright Discusses 'Road Trip Elegies', Wanting to Star in ANNIE, and  VideoVIDEO: Rufus Wainwright Discusses 'Road Trip Elegies', Wanting to Star in ANNIE, and More!
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2021

Wainwright‚Äôs latest album, ‚ÄúUnfollow The Rules‚ÄĚ is nominated for a Grammy but it‚Äôs his unique audio autobiography, ‚ÄúRoad Trip Elegies,‚ÄĚ a conversation with his therapist on a road trip from Montreal to New York City, that delivers insight about his musical journey and the relationships that shaped him and his music.¬†

Rufus Wainwright to Release Limited Edition EP on Record Store Day VideoRufus Wainwright to Release Limited Edition EP on Record Store Day
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 27, 2019

Rufus Wainwright is set to release an A/B side 7' EP, Come A Little Bit Closer, on November 29, Record Store Day Black Friday. The limited edition EP arrives ahead of Wainwright's forthcoming 2020 album via BMG, and consists of two live performances of Neil Young's 'Harvest Moon' and Arcade Fire's 'Crown of Love.' Come A Little Bit Closer will be available exclusively at participating RSD Black Friday record stores, found here.

CocoRosie Announce New Album PUT THE SHINE ON VideoCocoRosie Announce New Album PUT THE SHINE ON
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 30, 2019

Today,¬†CocoRosie, the sister duo Sierra and Bianca Casady, announce their 7th studio album¬†Put The Shine On, which will be released March 6th 2020 via Marathon Artists. The follow-up to their 2015 album¬†Heartache City¬†will be accompanied by their one-of-a-kind live shows in March/April 2020, EU dates below. The single¬†‚ÄúSmash My Head‚Ä̬†, including a Bianca Casady-directed video¬†is being released today as a taste of what's to come -¬†PRE-ORDER HERE.

VIDEO: First Look at THE BLACK CLOWN In Rehearsal at A.R.T. VideoVIDEO: First Look at THE BLACK CLOWN In Rehearsal at A.R.T.
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2018

American Repertory Theater at Harvard University (A.R.T.), under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announces complete casting and creative team for The Black Clown. The production begins previews Friday, August 31; opens Wednesday, September 5; and closes Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, MA.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer for Paris Opera's 'Virtual Third Stage'
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2015

Today, the Paris Opera will expand on to a third 'virtual'¬†stage¬†called¬†3e Sc√®ne. ¬†St√©phane Lissner, the director of the Paris Opera, called it¬†‚Äúan autonomous venue for digital creation.‚ÄĚ ¬†Check out the trailer below!

STAGE TUBE: Miss Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga's CHEEK TO CHEEK: LIVE? Watch it Here!
by Stage Tube - Oct 25, 2014

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! - an evening of classic jazz standards in both vocal duets and solo performances - aired on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, last night, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. In case you missed it (or just want to watch it again,) PBS is offering up the chance view it this weekend online - check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Rehearse 'Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered'
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2014

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! - an evening of classic jazz standards in both vocal duets and solo performances - airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, tonight, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. In anticipation, the pair have debuted a video from rehearsal, featuring 'Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered.' Check it out!

VIDEO: Lady Gaga Performs 'Venus' & 'Do What U Want' on THE X FACTOR UK
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 27, 2013

On tonight's episode of THE X FACTOR UK, recording superstar Lady Gaga took to the stage to perform two of the tracks from her upcoming album ARTPOP. Check out her live renditions of 'Venus' and 'Do What U Want' below!

VIDEO: Lady Gaga Performs 'Venus' Live at G-A-Y in London
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 27, 2013

Lady Gaga performed her upcoming song 'Venus' from her forthcoming album ARTPOP, last night at G-A-Y in London. Check out her performance below!

AUDIO: Lady Gaga Debuts 'Venus' from ARTPOP
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 27, 2013

Lady Gaga has revealed her upcoming song 'Venus' from her forthcoming album ARTPOP, out November 11. Check it out below!


Robert Wilson Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Robert Wilson been nominated for?
Noteworthy/Unusual Effects (The Hewes Awards) for The Civil Wars - Act 5, The Trees Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for A Letter For Queen Victoria and Outstanding Director (Drama Desk Awards) for Deafman Glance .

What awards has Robert Wilson won?
Noteworthy/Unusual Effects (The Hewes Awards) for The Civil Wars - Act 5, The Trees Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for A Letter For Queen Victoriaand Outstanding Director (Drama Desk Awards) for Deafman Glance.