About the White Light Festival

Scott Groller

Welcome to Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, designed to illuminate the many dimensions of our interior lives.

This year we focus on what it means to be human in an increasingly fractious world—a world where communication, compassion, and creative expression remain vital to our survival as a global community. The festival opens with the Rundfunkchor Berlin’s Human Requiem, an intimate reinvention of Brahms’s masterful Ein deutsches Requiem.

Babel(words), choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet, touches on the necessity of cross-cultural communication, and, in a festival first, we turn our focus to India—a country with a powerful life force, conveyed through innovative artists studying ancient forms. Choreographer Mark Morris assumes a curatorial role, displaying his artistic passion through India-influenced works and the artists he most admires. As always, discussions, late-night performances, and White Light Lounges add an extra dimension to the festival experience.

We hope that you will join us for these exceptional opportunities to engage with ourselves, and one another, through the transformative power of art. I look forward to seeing you often.

Jane Moss
Ehrenkranz Artistic Director
Lincoln Center