Robert Wilson, born in 1941 in Waco, Texas, is among the world’s foremost theatre 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. Wilson’s awards and honours include two Guggenheim Fellowship Awards (1971 and 1980), the nomination for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama (1986), the Golden Lion for Sculpture from the Venice Biennale (1993), the Premio Europa Award from Taormina Arte (1997), election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2000) and Commandeur des arts et des lettres (2002), and the Jerome Robbins Award (2010) among others. With productions such as Einstein on the Beach, Deafman Glance, The CIVIL warS and A Letter for Queen Victoria, he redefined and expanded theatre. Robert’s collaborators include diverse writers and musicians such as Susan Sontag, Lou Reed, Heiner Müller, Jessye Norman, David Byrne, Tom Waits and Rufus Wainwright. Robert has also left his imprint on masterworks such as Madama Butterfly, Wagner’s Ring, A Dreamplay, Peer Gynt and The Threepenny Opera.