Use Your Illusion

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Seeing Laurie Anderson‘s name appended to a theatrical performance usually indicates an experience with a heightened sense of the bizarre, and Delusion, a part of BAM’s Next Wave Festival, is no exception. Her new show, which runs through October 3, is a multimedia experience consisting of short theatrical vignettes linked by video imagery and music, featuring Anderson on an electric violin. Not surprisingly, reviews of the piece have been mixed, with common reactions being both enthusiastic approval and befuddlement; like any Anderson piece, it has to be seen to be believed.

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