by Don Kent, with Robert Wilson & Philip Glass. 2014. 4 hours, 23 minutes.
In partnership with Beach Sessions Dance Series, we’re pleased to present a special screening of Einstein on the Beach, an opera in four acts moving through Einstein’s life, from steam engines to space travel. Originally created in 1976 by Robert Wilson and Philip Glass, this experimental piece breaks all theatrical rules of opera through its repetitive motives and rhythmic structures. Choreographed by Lucinda Childs with text by Christopher Knowles.
Beach Sessions Dance Series is a pioneering performance series in Rockaway Beach, Queens, NYC. Their mission is to commission, produce, and present site-responsive choreographic work on New York’s shoreline, creating ambitious new work that expands the boundaries of contemporary dance.
Rockaway Film Festival would like to thank VBX™~Vernam Basin Terminal for generously hosting us at the Arverne Cinema in addition to BBX™~Barbadoes Basin Terminal for contributing to such.
RFF also thanks Rockaway Artists Alliance and the National Park Service for hosting us in Fort Tilden.
RFF is proud to be sponsored by Blundstone®, Istic Illic Pictures, and NYC Ferry. The festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by FRANC.