A multimedia performance piece, “String Talks,” with MacArthur Award winning poet Anne Carson will take place on Friday, February 8, 7 p.m., at New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place (Washington Square South). This special event features readings by Carson, the 2008 Lillian Vernon Writer-in-Residence in the NYU Creative Writing Program. The readings are accompanied by red string, Merce Cunningham dancers, and audiovisual elements, with the collaboration of Robert Currie, randomizer, and Mark Bibbins, introduction and backup vocals.
Tickets are free and are available at the Skirball Center Box Office beginning February 5. “String Talks” is co-sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, the Poetry Society of America, and Poets House. For further information, call Danielle Veith at 212.998.8850; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu.
A classics scholar and the author of eight books of poetry, essays, and translation, Carson is the recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Award, the Lannan Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Griffin Trust Award for Excellence in Poetry, the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, and a Guggenheim fellowship. Her most recent collection is Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera. Other works include The Autobiography of Red; Glass, Irony and God; Plainwater; The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos; and If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho.
The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University, located at 566 LaGuardia Place off Washington Square South, provides a large-scale, professional performance space for university productions and events and live professional performances from around the world. The 860-seat theater opened in October 2003 and hosts the only major university-based professional multi-arts presenting program in Manhattan. The Skirball Center’s mission is to serve the NYU community while building young audiences for live performance by reaching out to them with a broad range of world-class, forward-thinking work at low ticket prices.
For a complete listing of events happening at the Skirball Center, go to www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu.