NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Icelandic singer and multimedia artist Björk announced that she will debut Cornucopia, a new live show in Spring 2018 as part of the inaugural season of New York arts center The Shed.
“i am very excited to announce that i will be part of @theshedny opening season in manhattan next spring. this winter i will prepare my most elaborate stage concert yet, where the acoustic and digital will shake hands, encourage by a bespoke team of collaborators,” Björk revealed via social media on Monday.
The performance will include a harp player and seven-piece Icelandic flute ensemble Viibra.
Set to open in Spring of 2019, The Shed is part of the Hudson Yards district and includes a 200,000-square-foot (18,500 m²) structure designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group.
Its eight-level base building includes two levels of gallery space, a versatile theater, a rehearsal space, a creative lab, and a skylit event space; a telescoping outer shell can deploy from its position over the base building and glide along rails onto an adjoining plaza to double the building’s footprint for large-scale performances, installations, and events.
When deployed, the shell creates a 17,200-square-foot light-, sound-, and temperature-controlled hall that can serve a wide variety of uses. The hall can accommodate an audience of 1,200 seated or 2,700 standing; flexible overlap space in the two adjoining galleries of the base building allows for an expanded audience in the hall of up to 3,000.
The shell’s entire ceiling operates as an occupiable theatrical deck with rigging and structural capacity throughout. Large operable doors on the Plaza level allow the venue to be open to adjacent public areas.