A CONVERSATION WITH THE DIRECTOR OF LINCOLN CENTER INTERNATIONAL IN NEW YORK CITY: ALEX SARIAN
Art Hive: Can you tell us a little bit about what you do in your role as the Director of Lincoln Center International?
Alex Sarian: The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is one of the most important performing and cultural art centers of the world. And for the past 50 years, has really built a reputation not only on high-quality arts, but also as a cultural destination. Every year, we see more than five million people walk through our campus on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, but really, as we look towards the future, as we look towards the next 50 years, one of the big priorities is to make sure that Lincoln Center isn’t just a physical destination, but that Lincoln Center can engage with audiences as near as the Bronx, to as far away as China and New Zealand and Australia. Our purpose is to really figure what are the ways in which Lincoln Center can leave Manhattan and leave New York and leave the United States and have meaningful relationships with audiences, with other cultural institutions, with government agencies, because if we really are a world class institution, then we need to start engaging with the world in a brand-new way.