Works and Process

Works & Process: Icarus at the Edge of Time

Works & Process: Icarus at the Edge of Time

Einstein had the math that explained the movement of black holes, but even the inimitable physicist couldn’t tell you what it all meant or answer questions like how black holes are so powerful they even pull in light. So what is a black hole, and what’s on the other side of it? That’s the subject of the new play, “Icarus on the Edge of Time” opening at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on June 2nd to mark the opening of the third annual World Science Festival.

How things work: artists in conversation at the Guggenheim

How things work: artists in conversation at the Guggenheim

Before Frederic Franklin worked with Josephine Baker at the Casino de Paris, and later with some of the best ballerinas of the 20th century, before his work earned him the Laurence Olivier Award for dance, he started out with just a few steps. Before Philip Glass composed a single song, he began with just a few notes. And before theoretical physicist Lisa Randall delved into the extra dimensions of space, she started out just looking up at the sky. But how did they make the initial connections that led to such rewarding careers?