Dear Friends of Robert Wilson,

Season’s Greetings and a very happy and healthy New Year from Bob Wilson and everyone here at RW Work. In times like these, when societies seem more divided than ever, we consider it especially important to build bridges through the arts instead of furthering those differences. We are proud to be a part of this effort, want to thank you for continuing to share live experiences in theaters, opera houses or galleries with fellow art lovers, and hope to see you at many events in 2023!



Swiss entrepreneur Thierry Barbier-Mueller opened his unique collection of chairs to the public for the first time last October, in a museum show designed by Bob at the MUDAC in Lausanne, Switzerland, entitled A CHAIR AND YOU. Hailed by the press as “captivating” and described as “an opera in several luminous and musical acts – heady, grating, classy, metallic” (24heures), the exhibition has now been extended until the end of February. 
Some of Bob’s own chair designs are in Barbier-Mueller’s collection, and also in this show; but if you want to see a denser retrospective of Wilson chairs (and take one home with you), you can find this at Brooklyn’s MDFG Gallery by visiting their show Chairs, 1969-2011, up until January 14.



Another work that opened in October was an immersive sound installation called GLORIA, with original music by Dickie Landry, at the famous Sainte-Chapelle church in Paris. Called by Radio France “a striking dreamlike experience in the heart of Paris,” visitors book one of 6 time windows per day and get to enjoy the installation while exploring the iconic cathedral. There are only two more days left—December 25 and 31—until the installation closes for good.



  • DORIAN by Darryl Pinckney is one of the few original Bob Wilson productions that can be seen in different locations and even different language versions at the same time. The acclaimed work keeps selling out in all theaters and will remain in repertoire for a while. Next performances in German from Jan. 7 through Apr. 7 in Dresden, and from Apr. 15 through June 4 in Düsseldorf; next performances in Lithuanian with English surtitles on Dec. 30-31, Feb. 24-26, Mar. 2-5 and Apr. 14-16 in Kaunas.
  • Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST will be up at Sofia’s National Theater again on Jan. 10-11 and Feb. 28.
  • The creation H—100 SECONDS TO MIDNIGHT, inspired by Stephen Hawking and Etel Adnan, which premièred in September, remains in repertoire at the Thalia Theater Hamburg, Germany. Next performances on Feb. 14-15, Mar. 7-8, Apr. 7-9, 30, May 1.
  • RELATIVE CALM by Lucinda Childs and Bob is going on a South Tyrolean tour, to be seen in Bolzano on Mar. 2-5 and Trento on Mar. 7.
  • Bob and CocoRosie’s JUNGLE BOOK (French version) will be touring again, this time to Antwerp on Mar. 10-12 and Bordeaux from Mar. 28 to Apr. 1.
  • Bob’s only collaboration with composer Arvo Pärt, ADAM’S PASSION, is finally going to be revived, this time at La Nuvola in Rome, presented by the Teatro dell’Opera there, on Mar. 31 and Apr. 1.
  • After a long absence, the romantic ghost story and box-office hit THE SANDMAN is back for a few performances in Düsseldorf, Apr. 8-10 and June 24-25.
  • Finally; a long-awaited full month of MARY SAID WHAT SHE SAID, starring Isabelle Huppert and with music by Ludovico Einaudi, can be enjoyed at the Espace Cardin in Paris from Apr. 13 through May 14.
  • The Teatro Real Madrid’s summer run of Bob’s TURANDOT is already on sale for July 3 through 22.


For details and links to the venues, please click on the event name:

  • The acclaimed monologue Dorian will be on at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus again starting September 14 and throughout the following season.
  • The Tempest will remain in repertoire at the National Theater of Bulgaria, Sofia, starting September 20.
  • The newly opened “Plateforme 10” venue at the mudac (Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts) in Lausanne, Switzerland, will show A Chair and You, Bob’s immersive presentation of the Thierry Barbier-Mueller Collection, from October 28 through February 5.
Photographs © The Watermill Center (1); Erich Edelmaier (2); Lucie Jansch (3).

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