Laurie Anderson Is Both Curator and Performer at the October 26 AAR Cabaret

Come to the Cabaret! Laurie Anderson is both Curator and Performer at the 26 October AAR Cabaret
Photograph by Tim Knox

The American Academy in Rome proudly announces that Laurie Anderson (2006 Resident) will both curate and perform at the upcoming Cabaret in New York on October 26, 2010. The Los Angeles Times recently called Anderson “the most important multimedia artist of our time.” Her performance at last year’s Cabaret, both as a solo artist and in collaboration with Lou Reed, was one of the evening’s highlights.

Anderson’s Cabaret performance this year will be culled from a prolific new body of work. She recently concluded a week of performances at BAM’s Next Wave Festival, interweaving her virtuosity as a composer, violinist, visual artist, storyteller, and live performer in a collection of short plays called Delusion. Her recently released studio album, Homeland, is her first in nearly ten years and includes songs dealing with issues such as US foreign policy, torture, economic collapse, the erosion of personal freedom, medical malpractice, religion, and cynicism.

In addition to Anderson, Cabaret goers will experience performances by Lisa Bielawa (2010 Fellow), Don Byron (2010 Fellow), Molissa Fenley (2008 Fellow), John Kelly (2007 Fellow), Nico Muhly, David Sanford (2003 Fellow), and the Pittsburgh Collective, a reading by Rosanna Warren (2001 Resident), and video installations curated by Laurie Simmons (2005 Resident), with Kate Gilmore (2008 Fellow), Marie Lorenz (2009 Fellow), Carrie Mae Weems (2006 Fellow), and the 2011 Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize winner Karen Yasinsky.

The 2010 Cabaret will kick off the festivities of the Academy’s Centenary Celebration, commemorating the one hundredth anniversary of the merger of the American Academy in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies in Rome. Net proceeds from the Cabaret will support the American Academy in Rome.

Cabaret tickets are available online at $150 per person, $300 at the door. Due to limited seating and high demand for attendance, the American Academy asks that all guests register well in advance of the event.

American Academy in Rome Cabaret will take place at the Angel Orensanz Foundation at 172 Norfolk Avenue in New York.

Press inquiries

Andrew Mitchell

Director of Communications

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Maddalena Bonicelli

Rome Press Officer

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