The upcoming premiere of Björk’s Cornucopia, a theatrical concert production from the Icelandic artist, has a new addition to its creative team. Film director and writer Lucrecia Martel will work with Björk to develop the show, replacing the previously announced John Tiffany (a recent Tony winner for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).
The production is part of the inaugural season at The Shed, the new arts center opening near Manhattan’s Hudson Yards and the High Line. The eight-performance engagement runs May 6 through June 1 at the Shed’s McCourt space.
The Argentinian director’s myriad screen credits include The Headless Woman, The Holy Girl, La Ciénaga, and, most recently, Zama—each of which she both helmed and wrote.
““Lucrecia is a pioneering auteur and we’re so happy to welcome her,” said The Shed Artistic Director and CEO Alex Poots, who also states that Tiffany has left due to schedule conflicts, thanking him “for his remarkable talents and contributions to date.”
Joining Björk on stage will be the seven-piece Icelandic flute ensemble Viibra, as well as Katie Buckley (harp), Manu Delago (percussion) and Bergur Þórisson (electronics).
The Shed will open its doors April 5 with the concert series Soundtrack of America, celebrating the musical influences of African-American artists. Upcoming programming also includes Anne Carson’s Norma Jeane Baker of Troy, featuring Ben Whishaw and Renée Fleming.