Sept 27 - Oct 2, 2011

At the heart of Delusion, an evening of Laurie Anderson's personal meditations on life, language, memory and identity, is the belief that words and stories can create the world, as well as make it disappear. Even if you've had the chance to see Anderson in concert or on screen, her full-scale, live performance art will sweep you away in a stunning collage of visual imagery, electronic soundscape and spoken vignette—the poetic language that has become Laurie Anderson's trademark.

“Lingers with you, long after the event, like a powerful dream."–The Financial Times,London


About Laurie Anderson

Thirty years after her breakthrough single “O Superman,” writer, director, visual artist and vocalist Laurie Anderson is best known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology. In 2007 she received the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for her outstanding contribution to the arts.

Delusion was commissioned by VANCOUVER 2010 CULTURAL OLYMPIAD, Vancouver and BARBICANBITE10, London.


  • Location: Emerson/Paramount Center Mainstage
  • Music & Lyrics by: George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
  • Book by: Charles L. Mee, Jr.
  • Directed by: Anne Bogart A coproduction with Emerson Stage and SITI Company
  • Series: Legends
  • Ages: 14+
  • Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes