100+ dancers in THE TABLE OF SILENCE PROJECT, a public tribute to 9/11 and call for peace, conceived and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi with Italian artist Rosella Vasta. Thursday September 11, 8:15 AM, ending at 8:46 AM on the Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Choreographer Jacqulyn Buglisi has created a site-specific "Performance Ritual" for 100+ dancers, drawn from the New York City dance community, entitled "The Table of Silence Project," to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11. Buglisi Dance Theatre is partnering on this project with Dance/NYC and The September Concert. Participants are dancers from Buglisi Dance Theatre, The Juilliard School, the Martha Graham Dance Company & School, The Ailey School, National Dance Institute, STEPS on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, and Peridance Capezio Center. Singers: Helga Davis, Hai-Ting Chinn, Marissa Mulder. Musicians: Andrea Ceccomori, Mariano Gil, John Ragusa, Paula Jeanine Bennett, and Jeremy Smith.
This free public event will take place Thursday, September 11th on the Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center. 100+ dancers will gather in silent procession, forming patterns of concentric circles to create a peace labyrinth while encircling the Revson Fountain as a symbol of eternity, compassion and continuity of the life cycle. At 8:46 AM, recalling the moment when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower, the dancers will turn their wrists with open palms and extend their arms to the sky for one minute, evoking the simple gesture of universal peace. The dancers invite all spectators to join them in this ritual.