White Light Festival: Layla and MajnunLincoln Center's White Light Festival
Choreographer Mark Morris and the Silk Road Ensemble bring new life to the centuries-old Middle Eastern tale of star-crossed lovers.
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This show closed on October 29, 2017
This timeless story of impossible love predating Romeo and Juliet emerges from the cultural intersections along the Silk Road. Star-crossed lovers Layla and Majnun are central characters in Persian and Arabian folklore and the subject of the first Muslim opera written more than a century ago. In this inspired adaptation by choreographer Mark Morris, celebrated Azerbaijani mugham singers Alim Qasimov and Fargana Qasimova perform with the Silk Road Ensemble onstage with the Mark Morris Dance Group, featuring bold costumes and set design by the late abstractionist Howard Hodgkin.
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70 minutes, no intermission