The Qualitative and Quantitative World of Robert Wilson's Theater

Julie Rogers Varland
Proceedings of Bridges 2010: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2010)
Pages 505–506 Short Papers


Robert Wilson's theater creations and choreography are an interesting intersection of concepts of space, time and movement and how they are measured both quantitatively and qualitatively. This paper presents Wilson's systems of space, time, and movement relationships within the strictures of the proscenium stage that convey separations and linkages of each element. The configurations and experiences of Wilson's plays create a unique model of mathematical and geometric space-time-movement relationships.