Einstein on the Beach: The Changing Image of Opera (DVD)

Einstein on the Beach: The Changing Image of Opera (DVD)

Filmmakers: Chrisann Verges , Mark Obenhaus
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In 1984, the landmark production of Einstein on the Beach was staged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, its first restaging by its creators Philp Glass and Robert Wilson. Examines rehearsals and creative process of these two groundbreaking artists.

Reviews:
"A souvenir for those who know the work, and artfully constructed sample for those who don`t."
--Karrie Jacobs, The Village Voice

"An enthralling elemental work, disturbing in only the best sense. The fact of its existence, of the awesome brilliance of its production, becomes a celebration of creation."
--Alan Rich, New York Magazine

"A cultural landmark of the first order...The heart of the Wilson-Glass opus with its mesmerizing choreography by Lucinda Childs, is mystery, from start to finish - the sense of mystery one feels when contemplating the infinite cosmos or the riddles of human consciousness..the imagery ranges from stylized spaceships to things as mundane as a chorus of singers brushing their teeth.
--Alan Kriegsman, The Washington Post