The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic

Robert Wilson, Marina Abramovic, Antony, Willem Dafoe

Marina Abramovic has earned international renown and acclaim for the boldness and startling originality of her work. But when Abramovic decided to put her life story onstage, she opted to hand the reins to another avant-garde genius, internationally acclaimed director and visual artist Robert Wilson. The remarkable result, The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic, features Abramovic in dual roles-as herself and her mother-and Willem Dafoe as the narrator and her male counterpart, with music written and performed by Antony of Antony and the Johnsons, and costumes by Jacques Reynaud. 

Following its premiere at Manchester International Festival and a sold-out European tour, this groundbreaking achievement, tracing Abramovic's journey from her troubled Serbian childhood to her ascension to the world's artistic elite, makes its North American debut at the Luminato Festival. 

Pre-performance Talk

Ticket holders are invited to join Luminato Festival artistic director Jorn Weisbrodt for an introduction to The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic in the Bluma Appel lobby at 6:35PM (Friday, Saturday, Monday) and 1:05PM (Sunday).

When & Where?
Friday, June 14th
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm — With Intermission
Bluma Appel Theatre
Saturday, June 15th
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm — With Intermission
Bluma Appel Theatre
Sunday, June 16th
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm — With Intermission
Bluma Appel Theatre

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Credits

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival and Teatro Real Madrid with Theater Basel, Art Basel, Holland Festival, Salford City Council and deSingel.

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