To celebrate the its 25th birthday, the Barbican's programming team has selected 25 landmark events which embody the heart and spirit of the arts programme and showcase some of the most original and iconic artistic work being presented during the birthday year.
|New Crowned Hope: A Festival by Peter Sellars|
|4 Jul - 14 Aug 2007|
|Throughout the Barbican |
As a major player on the global scene, the Barbican has established fruitful collaborations with other international arts organisations to commission major new work, projects and productions to bring to London. In a bold endeavour, the Barbican has teamed up with the Wiener Festwochen and the Lincoln Center, for one of the most innovative festivals to mark Mozart’s 250th anniversary, devised by maverick stage director Peter Sellars for the City of Vienna.
Sellars’ festival, New Crowned Hope, is entirely of new work, with commissions from Mark Morris, John Adams, Kaija Saariaho and Osvaldo Golijov, plus six new films by directors across the world from Chad to Thailand and Paraguay. Each work is a response to themes Mozart was exploring in his final year, such as forgiveness, reconciliation, transformation and magic, giving Mozart’s ideas a relevant, contemporary context.