This is the trailer for the workshop production of a new contemporary dance-theatre opera first presented at The Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City in June of 2013 supported by a works-in-process grant from The Princess Grace Foundation awarded to Director Paul Warner, a BAC 2013 resident artist. Women: The War Within explores the rise of four iconic female leaders: Cleopatra (danced by Wendy Whelan from The New York City ballet and sung by mezzo-soprano Abby Fischer), Wu Zeitian (sung by Qian Yi), Hilllary Clinton (played by Winsome Brown), and Aung San Suu Kyi (played by Ching Valdes-Aran).
Composer: Du Yun
Libretto: Matthew Maguire
Choreography: Stephen Petronio
Direction and Musical Staging: Paul Warner