Laurie Anderson Gets Delusional

Last week, renowned performance artist Laurie Anderson premiered her newest work, “Delusion,” in Vancouver Canada, as the centerpiece of the 2010 Vancouver Cultural Olympiad. The 90-minute performance – which she has called “a new solo opera” – combines violin, electronic puppetry, video, music, visuals and Anderson’s unique approach to storytelling.

At 8pm on Friday and Saturday nights, Anderson serves up the U.S. debut of “Delusion” with performances at Williams College’s ’62 Center for Theater and Dance in Williamstown, Mass.

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She describes the work as “a series of short mystery plays that jump cut between the everyday and the mythic.” Read Kevin Griffin’s review from The Vancouver Sun.

Admission for “Delusion” is $10; students $3.

While Anderson is in Williamstown, she will also host a screening of Vittorio de Sica’s 1951 film, “Miracle in Milan,” at Images Cinema at 7pm on Thursday. It is one of her favorite films, and she also says that the movie is particularly relevant to her current work, especially “Delusion.” In addition to the screening, the evening will also include a Q&A with Anderson, followed by a reception.

One Response to “Laurie Anderson Gets Delusional”

  1. It is worth noting that this piece was made in part at EMPAC – hope folks get to check it out.

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