Buglisi Dance Theater and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with Dance/NYC, present a live, in-person performance of the 9/11 Table of Silence Project, the annual free public ritual for peace conceived and choreographed in 2011 by Jacqulyn Buglisi, Artistic Director of Buglisi Dance Theatre.
Artistic collaborators on this year’s program include Buglisi Dance Theater co-founder/lead dancer Terese Capucilli, conch/flute player John Ragusa, trumpet player Pamela Fleming, composer/percussionist Paula Jeanine Bennett and film/livestream producer Nel Shelby and Nel Shelby Productions. The Table of Silence 9/11 project is made possible through community partnerships with Dance/NYC, Chelsea Factory, The Juilliard School, Martha Graham Center, Steps on Broadway, among others.
For more information visit: https://www.lincolncenter.org/venue/josie-robertson-plaza/table-of-silence-project-911-338.
The company will present the original full-scale version of the work, as more than 100 dancers slowly ascend Josie Robertson Plaza to the sound of a conch shell call to action. Moving to the plaintive chords of the flute, the heartbeat of the bass drum, trumpet, bells and cries of a choir, the dancers form patterns of concentric circles around the iconic Revson Fountain to create an ancient maze of peace while repeating twelve symbolic ritual gestures. This sacred landscape is filled with the transcendent energy of the Mandala for healing, peace and harmony. This year’s iteration will also incorporate elements from the revamped versions shown during the pandemic years. A call to action for peace in our world, the 9/11 Table of Silence Project will also be broadcast live for audiences around the world. The site-specific work was first shown on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 on Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center. Since the inaugural performance, more than 1,400 professional dancers, musicians and singers representing the voices of New York’s diverse arts community have performed to audiences reaching more than two million in all 50 states and 229 countries via live broadcast.