17,18.05.1996, 21.30, Rumeli Fortress


  • Produced by: Change Performing Arts Watermill Centre, European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Art Carnuntum, Wien

Robert Wilson is one of the most distinguished creators of our time. Laurence Schyer describes him as “Artist. Director. Actor. A phenomenon. Behind all the visual treasures he stages, lies an army of designers, authors, dramaturgists, actors, dancers, composers and producers.” This is an army that includes many names such as David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, Heiner Müller, Allen Ginsberg or Lucinda Childs. Robert Wilson’s creative mind can see, capture, enlighten and celebrate a moment, giving it a shape and anappropriate place. Empty spaces in his open theatrical forms offer vast opportunities to artists collaborating with him. Robert Wilson created his own interpretation of T.S. Elliot’s “The Waste Land” in the Sicilian town of Gibellina. He used the drawings he made there in a five-part work bringing the different worlds of the poets together. In “T.S.E. (Come in under the shadow of this red rock.)”, the poet is surrounded by Greek myths and mediaeval legends. “Persephone” is a part of this work.