Re-staging / Re-construction / Re-enactment: A Symposium in conjunction with Einstein on the Beach: An Opera in Four Acts


In October 2012, and in partnership with Cal Performances, ARC hosted a conversation on the restaging of the 1976 production of Einstein on the Beach: An Opera in Four Acts, a landmark event in music, dance, theater, and opera. The production brought together the minimalism of composer Philip Glass and choreographer Lucinda Childs with director/designer Robert Wilson’s non-narrative approach to performance to create a work that radically changed expectations of how or what an opera might be in the 20th century.