Lucrecia Martel to Direct New Björk Show in New York City


Argentine filmmaker Lucrecia Martel will direct the new theatrical concert production of Icelandic music superstar Björk premiering in New York City this spring. Untitled Cornucopia, the show is scheduled to run for eight performances between May 6 through June 1 as part of the inaugural season at The Shed, New York City’s new arts center at the Hudson Yards.

Martel is working with Björk to develop the show, and she’s replacing John Tiffanny, the Tony winner who was previously announced as the director and had to leave due to schedule conflicts. In a statement Björk referred to Cornucopia as her most elaborate stage concert yet, where the acoustic and digital will shake hands, encouraged by a bespoke team of collaborators.”

With four feature films—La Ciénaga, The Headless Woman, The Holy Girl, and more recently Zama, winner of Cinema Tropical Award for Best Film, and was also named Best Film of the Year by Film Comment—, writer-director Martel is a leading voice in world and Latin American cinema “Lucrecia is a pioneering auteur and we’re so happy to welcome her,” said The Shed Artistic Director and CEO Alex Poots quoted by Playbill .

"I feel very proud to be able to work with one of the most innovative women in the world of music, to collaborate in a Björk show is a passport to the 22nd century,” said Martel in a statement.