Pam Tanowitz/Brice Marden/
Kaija Saariaho
Four Quartets
Sat, Feb 15, 2020 at 8PM
Sun, Feb 16, 2020 at 3PM
Royce Hall

“The greatest creation of dance theater so far this century.” —The New York Times

“Sublime, tremendous...May it travel the globe.” —Financial Times

Four Quartets, T. S. Eliot’s mysterious and beautiful masterpiece, is a rumination on time and timelessness and is now prized as one of the 20th century’s most stunning literary achievements. Seventy-five years after its publication, Eliot’s poetry cycle has inspired three astonishing contemporary artists to join forces in a ravishing union of dance, music, painting and poetry. American choreographer Pam Tanowitz, legendary Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, and American modernist painter Brice Marden have created a vast and thrilling performance from Eliot’s meditations on past and present, time and space, movement and stillness. Joining them is Tony Award-nominated actress Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America, Wit) performing Eliot’s text live. This unprecedented collaboration, the first authorized performance based on Four Quartets, promises to be one of the must-see events of the season.

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Four Quartets is a Bard Fisher Center production, co-commissioned by the Bard Fisher Center with major support from Rebecca Gold, where it received its world premiere in Bard SummerScape 2018, UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, Barbican London and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. GAGOSIAN is the lead corporate sponsor of Four Quartets on tour. 

Funds for the CAP UCLA presentation provided by Royce Center Circle Endowment Fund and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation multi-year grant for Collaborative Intersections in the Visual and Performing Arts.

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