Four Quartets

February 10 – 12, 2022

Premiere New York Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description After much anticipation following its critically acclaimed 2018 world premiere at the Fisher Center at Bard, Four Quartets lands at BAM. Along with composer Kaija Saariaho and painter Brice Marden, choreographer Pam Tanowitz creates a sublime and thrilling performance inspired by T.S. Eliot’s beautiful and mysterious meditation, Four Quartets. These haunting and evocative poems emerged in 1943 from the chaos of World War II as hopeful testaments to the redemptive power of spirituality, art, and human goodness in the darkest of times. Tony Award–nominated Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America, Wit) performs Eliot’s text live in this much-lauded collaboration.
Identifier 2022s.00210
VenueOpera House
author/playwrightT S Eliot
choreographerPam Tanowitz
costume designerReid Bartelme, Harriet Jung
dance captain/répétiteurMelissa Toogood
dramaturgGideon Lester
lighting designerClifton Taylor
lighting operatorKate Ashton
set designer/decorClifton Taylor
sound operatorGarth MacAleavey
stage managerBetsy Ayer
technical directorMark Quiles
top billingPam Tanowitz
visual artistBrice Marden