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Events for Wednesday October 19, 2016

JESSICA LANG DANCE, The Wanderer, McCarter Theatre

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Wednesday October 19, 2016
7:30 PM


October 19 & 20, 2016 – 7:30pm

91 University Place, Princeton, | 609-258-2787

A master of visual composition, Jessica Lang has already fulfilled her early promise as one of the most important choreographers of her generation. A former Tharp dancer, Lang’s works extend the boundaries of the dancing body through architectural décor that resembles abstractions of nature. A prime example of this is The Wanderer, a full-evening work of dance-theater in which music, dance, décor, and narrative coalesce, each embracing one another—in this case, a dramatization of Schubert’s 1824 song cycle Die Schöne Müllerin (The Fair Maid of the Mill), sung live by the baritone Steven LaBrie. Schubert’s songs (with lyrics by Wilhelm Muller) provide a story in which a brook snakes through the narrative and LaBrie is onstage throughout, interacting with the dancers, his voice giving direction to Lang’s fluid and playful choreography. The Wanderer is more than a ballet; it’s a culmination of plastic art, opera, and motion where no form overpowers the other. Tickets: $54



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