Lincoln Center Announces 2018 White Light Festival

Festival Features Cross-Cultural Performances Embracing

Individual Contemplation and Communal Artistic Experiences

October 16–November 18, 2018

Highlights include:

• A fresh and insightfully comic interpretation of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot from Ireland’s Druid theater company and Tony Award–winning director Garry Hynes

• The White Light Festival return of Sutra, following its sold-out run in 2010, by Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and featuring ancient martial arts by China’s Shaolin monks

• The New York premiere of Borderline by Company Wang Ramirez, combining hip-hop and contemporary dance forms with aerial movement

• XENOS, Akram Khan’s solo work evoking the shell-shock of a First World War soldier through a combination of classical Indian kathak and contemporary dance, in its U.S. premiere and Khan’s final performances in a full-length piece

• The world premiere of Framing Time with pianist Pedja Muzijevic and choreographer/dancer Cesc Gelabert, a meditation on music, light, and movement featuring Morton Feldman’s Triadic Memories

• William Christie and Les Arts Florissants revisit Haydn’s monumental oratorio The Creation; violinist Hilary Hahn plays solo Bach; Takács Quartet celebrates Schubert, and more

• The U.S. premiere of Blak Whyte Gray from East London’s Boy Blue, the group’s first fulllength abstract work fusing hip-hop dance with African-inspired grooves and an electronic score

• The U.S. premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s chamber opera Only the Sound Remains, based on two Noh plays as translated by Ezra Pound and directed by Peter Sellars, featuring Philippe Jaroussky and Davóne Tines

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:30pm

Silent Light

Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and named to the New York Times “Best Films of the 21st Century So Far” in 2017, celebrated filmmaker Carlos Reygadas’s subtly wrought masterpiece tells the story of a married Mennonite man living in an isolated, conservative community who falls in love with another woman. Filmed in Plautdietsch, the Low German dialect of the Mennonites, it explores the dramatic tension between shared moral values and individual fulfillment.

Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street

Tickets: Available here or by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7:30pm

Dreyer’s Ordet

In this mid-century masterpiece by one of the most influential directors in the history of cinema, Carl Theodor Dreyer offers a transcendent portrait of a farmer’s family being torn apart by faith, sanctity, and love. Challenging simple facts and dogmatic orthodoxy, Dreyer’s visionary filmmaking layers multiple stories of faith and rebellion, quietly building to a shattering, miraculous climax that feels both immediate and eternal.

Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street

Tickets: Available here or by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500

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