by nycgo.com staff, 03/18/2014
Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert in Sydney Theatre Company's "The Maids." Photo: Lisa Tomasetti
Lincoln Center Festival
July 7–August 16
Since 1996, the Lincoln Center Festival has provided a showcase for the best in performing arts from around the world, including opera, chamber music, theater, multimedia performance, ballet, modern dance and multidisciplinary works. This year's lineup includes kabuki from the company Heisei Nakamura-za (the Nakamura family represents a kabuki dynasty going back to the 17th century), a troika of classic ballets from the Bolshoi—Swan Lake, Spartacus and Don Quixote—and the Sydney Theatre Company's production of Jean Genet's The Maids, with Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert as sisters engaged in life-and-death power games.