Nov 4—7, 10—14 @ 7:30pm and Nov 8 @ 3pm I Part of the 2009 Next Wave FestivalIn French with English titlesVindication and malicious intents have never been more rapturous than in director Robert Wilson's Quartett. Written by German playwright Heiner Müller (as a highly condensed adaptation of the 18th-century French novel Les Liaisons dangereuses), this work is an extraordinary expression of innocence lost.The incomparable French actress Isabelle Huppert is the toxic Marquise de Merteuil, seething with fury opposite her perverse partner in crime Valmont, played with marvelous physicality by Ariel Garcia Valdès. As Wilson unfurls his stylized choreography and tableaux motifs with stark sounds and saturated colors, he transforms every calculated movement into gorgeous and provocative studies of character."...a towering figure in the world of experimental theater...Mr. Wilson is a paradigm of precision." —The New York TimesLocation: Brooklyn Academy of Music (
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