Lynsey Peisinger is a performer, choreographer and director. She recently co-directed the Mile Long Opera , a citywide public engagement project, which brought together 1,000 singers for performances on The High Line, with music composed by David Lang. In 2017, she collaborated with Marina Abramovic on The Cleaner in Stockholm, a retrospective of the artist’s work and a collective performance that lasted seven days, for which Peisinger coordinated and choreographed the participation of thirty performers and thirty five choirs. Her recent theatre works include MIDNIGHT, which premiered at Radialsystem Theatre in Berlin in 2016 and Rochambeau, a work in development, both in collaboration with Tilman Hecker. In 2014, she performed with Marina Abramovic at the Serpentine Gallery in London for the show 512 Hours. She has cast and trained performers for Abramovic in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Athens, Moscow, Los Angeles and Basel and she directs the public participatory work The Abramovic Method. She is assistant director on Zinnias: The Life of Clementine Hunter and The Old Woman, both directed by Robert Wilson. She has presented solo performance works at the C24 Gallery in New York, Fondation Beyeler in Basel, at SESC Pompeia in Sao Paulo, at Performa Paço at Paço das Artes in Sao Paulo, at Robert Wilson’s 2nd Annual Berlin Benefit, at Hyeres Fashion and Photography Festival, and Kunstfest Weimar. She received her MFA in choreography from the Dance Conservatory at Purchase College.
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Citizen’s Cabaret is an immersive work made in collaboration with professional performers, and members of various local communities, weaving together individual and group histories and individual creative impulses. The idea partly derives from a desire to work with non-vocational artists to explore building and shaping a community repertoire. Socially and artistically organizing community members of varying ages, ethnicities, abilities and socio- economic backgrounds, and showcasing artists who are typically not shown or are under- represented, introduces the audience to talents that they might not otherwise encounter and forms new connections and communities.