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Kaatsbaan Cultural Park Announces Fall Festival 2023: Tan Dun’s “Ghost Opera”

September 30, 2023 @ 7:00 PM - October 1, 2023 @ 2:00 PM


Kaatsbaan announces the lineup of their 2023 Fall Festival-three weekends of exceptional performances and artistic innovation at the enchanting Kaatsbaan Cultural Park. From classical ballet to contemporary opera, this festival promises to captivate audiences with its diverse lineup and unforgettable experiences.

“We are proud to announce our 2023 Fall Festival, a remarkable celebration of artistic expression and creativity,” said Adam Weinert, Artistic Associate. “This year’s lineup features an array of captivating performances that will inspire and delight audiences of all ages. From the long-awaited return of Kenneth MacMillan’s ‘Ballade’ to the world premiere of Roderick George’s thought-provoking piece, ‘The Missing Fruit,’ each performance offers a unique and memorable experience.”

Ticketing Link: https://kaatsbaan.org/performances-festivals

Tan Dun’s “Ghost Opera”
Date: September 30th at 7pm and October 1st at 1pm
Venue: Black Box Theater Time
Tickets: $45
Wu Man and the Attacca Quartet team up to perform Tan Dun’s Ghost Opera, a pioneering work that dramatically combines elements of both Chinese and Western cultures. Pipa master, Wu Man, has been associated with the piece since its composition 30 years ago. Ghost Opera evokes the spirits of Bach and Shakespeare – in the manner of ancient folk traditions and traditional shamanistic Chinese music, complete with elements of paper, water, stone, metal, and vocals. This new production, in association with the Ojai Music Festival, incorporates dance via dancer/choreographer PeiJu Chien-Pott and is reimagined through Jon Reimer’s direction.

About Kaatsbaan Cultural Park
The mission of Kaatsbaan Cultural Park is to provide an extraordinary environment for cultural innovation and excellence. As both an incubator for creativity and presenter for world-class artists in dance, theater, music, film, poetry, culinary and visual arts, Kaatsbaan provides artists with state-of-the-art dance studios, accommodations, an indoor theater, and two outdoor stages. Sitting on 153 Hudson River-adjacent acres, Kaatsbaan is free of urban facilities’ space and time constraints, allowing for exciting levels of artistic exploration, creative action, and achievement – just two hours north of New York City. Kaatsbaan Cultural Park is committed to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts as we aim to present, promote, and embrace programming that accurately reflects our society. We encourage a broadly diverse group of individuals to participate in our programs and join our Board and Staff and insist on being inclusive of all peoples regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socio-economic background, physical or mental ability.


September 30, 2023 @ 7:00 PM
October 1, 2023 @ 2:00 PM


Kaatsbaan Cultural Park
120 Broadway
Tivoli, NY 12583 United States
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