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The 42nd edition of Paris’ trailblazing performing arts festival opens tonight. Running through until mid January, the rich programme features a new collaboration from Olivier Saillard, curator of Paris fashion museum Palais Galliera, and British actress Tilda Swinton, Eternity Dress. But avant-garde American theatre director Robert Wilson is the star guest; he returns to the festival with the modern opera that catapulted him and composer Philip Glass to fame back in the 70s, Einstein on the Beach, plus two new works: the play The Old Woman, an adaptation of Daniil Kharms novella starring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Willem Dafoe, and a German-language adaptation of classic fairy-tale Peter Pan with indie duo CocoRosie doing the music. The Louvre will also reproduce Wilson’s own living and work space in Watermill (USA) in a room of the museum for Living Rooms. The Belgian choreographer Anne-Teresa de Keersmaeker also returns with a new creation Partita 2-Sei Solo, a dance piece modeled after Bach’s Partita No2. Find the full schedule, and buy tickets for the performances here.
Until 12 Jan 2014.


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