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LIFE AND DEATH OF MARINA ABRAMOVIC : GUNPLAY

LIFE AND DEATH OF MARINA ABRAMOVIC : GUNPLAY
July 6, 2011 lynsey

LIFE AND DEATH OF MARINA ABRAMOVIC : GUNPLAY

Four more days to go until the premiere. The rehearsals proceed until late at night with great concentration. After four weeks of work, the cast, creative team and crew are almost ready for the first preview tonight. Bob Wilson, Marina Abramovic, Willem Dafoe and Antony Hegarty. An ensemble this beautiful doesn’t happen very often, perhaps just once in a lifetime.

The premiere is just hours away. Bob is orchestrating his cast and crew and the multi chromatic illumination of the play. Antony continues to conduct the music, snapping the tempo for the band while singing on stage. Willem recites his text in an endless mantra, a flood of whispers. His face and body moving through their various expressions. There is tension under the roof of the Lyric Theatre at the Lowry in Manchester. There have been troubles and tears and there have been shiny moments of camaraderie and playfulness, all in an effort to tell you a story. The story of Marina’s life. It is a story that will carve out a space for her in your heart forever…

Now, we go into our last rehearsal before the preview. The vultures are flying, Marina is slipping into her red, feathered dress and Bob….well, Bob is setting light cues.

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Robert Wilson instructs Wilem Dafoe in Gunplays. Photo by René Habermacher

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How Willem plays the gun. Photography by René Habermacher

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And finally on stage: "Bruno" as Marina calls him is the new Horse that replaces "Stiffy".
So here Bruno, Willem and Marina. Photography by René Habermacher

1 Comment

  1. Tashi Norbu 9 years ago

    wonderful images..

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