Widely credited as one of the greatest artistic achievements of the 20th century, the rarely performed avant-garde opera Einstein on the Beach revolutionized theater, dance and performance. Its legendary, pioneering creators, director Robert Wilson and composer Philip Glass, discuss the initial imagining of this groundbreaking collaboration, the creative process and its trajectory. The conversation will be led by Anne Bogart, the Artistic Director of the New York-based SITI Company and a renowned theater director in her own right.

Co-sponsored by the University Musical Society (UMS) and the U-M Museum of Art (UMMA) and Living Arts. Part of Pure Michigan Renegade.

This lecture took place on January 15, 2012 as part of the University of Michigan School of Art & Design's Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series. Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Speaker Series brings respected emerging and established artists/designers from a broad spectrum of media to the School to conduct a public lecture and engage with students, faculty, and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities.

All programs take place at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please visit: art-design.umich.edu/stamps

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