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Laurie Anderson's "Delusion" Tour Heads to Montreal; "Anderson Really Delivers," Says Boston Phoenix

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    Laurie Anderson's "Delusion" Tour Heads to Montreal; "Anderson Really Delivers," Says Boston Phoenix

    Laurie Anderson's North American fall tour continues as she brings her performance piece Delusion north of the 49th parallel for three nights of shows at Usine C in Montreal, tonight through Thursday. She spoke with the Montreal Gazette about the performances for an article you can read at montrealgazette.com and with the Montreal Mirror at montrealmirror.com.

    Anderson completed a six-night run of Delusion at the Paramount Center Mainstage in Boston, Massachusetts, this past weekend, proving: "In Anderson we have a throwback to theatrical storytelling that's at least as old as the troubadours and Beowulf," as Boston Phoenix reviewer Jon Garelick explains.

    "What, after all, is she doing when she sits at that settee and tells us a story while bowing a simple plaintive melody on her violin?" Garelick writes. "She's also completely up to the minute in terms of technology. The graceful way she moves about the stage and reacts to the screen images or even presides over a music stand, manipulating sounds, delivering text—all show a complete, and completely satisfying, sense of stage craft ... Anderson really delivers."

    Read the complete review at thephoenix.com.

    The Boston Herald's Jenna Scherer says: "It’s as funny as it is profound, proving that 30 years after 'O Superman' put her on the map, Anderson is still at the top of the performance-art heap."

    Following this weeks performances in Montreal, Laurie Anderson returns to the States to perform Transitory Life, a solo retrospective piece drawing on her life’s work, at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City on Sunday. For additional details, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

on October 3, 2011 - 6:11pm
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Laurie Anderson's North American fall tour continues as she brings her performance piece Delusion to Montreal for three nights of shows at Usine C, tonight through Thursday. "In Anderson we have a throwback to theatrical storytelling that's at least as old as the troubadours and Beowulf," says the Boston Phoenix in a review of last week's six-night Boston run. "The graceful way she moves about the stage and reacts to the screen images or even presides over a music stand, manipulating sounds, delivering text—all show a complete, and completely satisfying, sense of stage craft ... Anderson really delivers."

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Laurie Anderson's North American fall tour continues as she brings her performance piece Delusion north of the 49th parallel for three nights of shows at Usine C in Montreal, tonight through Thursday. She spoke with the Montreal Gazette about the performances for an article you can read at montrealgazette.com and with the Montreal Mirror at montrealmirror.com.

Anderson completed a six-night run of Delusion at the Paramount Center Mainstage in Boston, Massachusetts, this past weekend, proving: "In Anderson we have a throwback to theatrical storytelling that's at least as old as the troubadours and Beowulf," as Boston Phoenix reviewer Jon Garelick explains.

"What, after all, is she doing when she sits at that settee and tells us a story while bowing a simple plaintive melody on her violin?" Garelick writes. "She's also completely up to the minute in terms of technology. The graceful way she moves about the stage and reacts to the screen images or even presides over a music stand, manipulating sounds, delivering text—all show a complete, and completely satisfying, sense of stage craft ... Anderson really delivers."

Read the complete review at thephoenix.com.

The Boston Herald's Jenna Scherer says: "It’s as funny as it is profound, proving that 30 years after 'O Superman' put her on the map, Anderson is still at the top of the performance-art heap."

Following this weeks performances in Montreal, Laurie Anderson returns to the States to perform Transitory Life, a solo retrospective piece drawing on her life’s work, at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City on Sunday. For additional details, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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