The Icelandic singer-songwriter will debut “most elaborate stage concert yet” in New York next spring.
In the spring of 2019, Björk will perform a show in partnership with The Shed – an arts center to be opened in the Hudson Yard neighborhood of New York. The show will debut as part of the center’s inaugural season.
The performance is to be directed by John Tiffany, whose recent projects include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Once. Other collaborators include James Merry, the artist responsible for many of Björk’s embroidered face masks and Irvis van Herpen, who will oversee her look for the show. Tobias Gremmler and Chloe Lamford are in charge of media and mise-en-scene whilst Margrét Bjarnadóttir, who works out of Reykjavik, acts as choreographer.
Björk’s performance will feature the same all-female, seven-piece Icelandic flute section that accompanied her most recent album, Utopia. In a statement, she envisions “her most elaborate stage concert yet, where the acoustic and the digital will shake hands, encouraged by a bespoke team of collaborators.”