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Lesley Dill '80 Brings the Words of Emily Dickinson to Life in Opera, Screening Dec. 9 at NYU

Dill's Divide Light Turns Poetry Into Song and Costume

Posted 11.24.09 by MICA Media Relations

Divide Light

NEW YORK--The visually-stunning opera Divide Light, with conception and artistic direction from Lesley Dill '80, will be screened at New York University on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer session with Dill and other directors.

In Divide Light, first staged in 2008, Dill has taken the written words of poet Emily Dickinson and put them to music, incorporating dramatic costumes, lighting and a backdrop video installation of poems and evocative black-and-white photographs.

The 82-minute film and subsequent Q&A will take place at Einstein Auditorium, 34 Stuyvesant St., New York.

Throughout her career, Dill's work in sculpture, photography and performance has explored the themes of language, the body and transformational experiences.

For more information, visit Divide Light's Web site here.

Photo caption: A still capture from Divide Light, which will be screened Dec. 9.