Nobody in Freiburg could remember a party quite like it. The Beltracchis had even flown in a celebrated four-member flamenco band from Granada to dance and sing for their guests. Spanish ballads floated across gardens and courtyards to the glass pool house. Others admired art installations throughout the villa, including Baghdad Table, an intricate stylized aluminum model of the Iraqi capital by the Israeli industrial designer Ezri Tarazi.
We loved the intense cross-collaboration between our performing arts and visual arts production teams, and so did our artists and our audiences. Continuing in that collaborative frame of mind this winter, our rigorous artist residency program will bring together composer and musician Bryce Dessner of The National, our good friends Roomful of Teeth, and their team of creators to develop a new work, Triptych, inspired by the art of Robert Mapplethorpe. In the coming months Tom Slaughter takes over a ' long hall in our Hunter Center foyer, Rafa Esparza browns one of our only white cube galleries, and Laurie Anderson invites us for a closer look at her video, in a survey that can fill your whole afternoon. We get to work with guitar phenom Kaki King, and with Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche on two ambitious new shows. Support our sponsors!