Laurie Anderson, Burning Leaves: A Retrospective of Song and Stories
6/8 Performance, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm
6/8 Performance, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm$35, $50, $95*
*These special $95 fundraising tickets include a cocktail party, priority seating, and a special edition SFAI/Laurie Anderson T-Shirt
6/9 Lecture and Q&A with Laurie Anderson, 11.00am
Lensic Performing Arts Center, $10
Tickets for the Performance and the Lecture will be available through the Lensic Box Office at 505.988.1234 or http://www.ticketssantafe.org/
The Santa Fe Art Institute is honored to present internationally acclaimed musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson. Anderson will be performing her latest piece Burning Leaves: A Retrospective of Song and Stories and offering a workshop and Q&A Session as part of a fundraiser for the Santa Fe Art Institute.
Laurie Anderson is an American experimental performance artist and musician who plays violin and keyboards and sings in a variety of experimental music and art rock styles. Initially trained as a sculptor, Anderson did her first performance-art piece in the late 1960s. The art scene of the early 1970s fostered an experimental attitude among many young artists in downtown New York that attracted Anderson, and some of her earliest performances as an artist took place on the street or in informal art spaces. In the most memorable of these, she stood on a block of ice, playing her violin while wearing her ice skates. When the ice melted, the performance ended. She became widely known in 1981 when her single ‘O Superman’ reached number two on the UK pop charts. She also starred in and directed the 1986 concert film Home of the Brave.