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Public On Sale: Friday, July 26, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.
Maya Beiser + Wendy Whelan + Lucinda Childs + David Lang
Performers Wendy Whelan and Maya Beiser
Choreography Lucinda Childs
Words and Music David Lang
THE DAY is a new music/dance work by cellist Maya Beiser, dancer Wendy Whelan, choreographer Lucinda Childs, with music by David Lang. A collaboration among legends from the worlds of ballet and contemporary dance and music, THE DAY is an evening-long sensory exploration of two journeys—life and the eternal, post-mortal voyage of the soul. This bold, highly collaborative work explores universal themes through the shared language of music and dance.
Renowned avant-grade cellist Maya Beiser, who conceived the piece, has been described by the Boston Globe as “a force of nature” and by Rolling Stone as a “cello rock star." Wendy Whelan, widely considered one of the world’s leading dancers, spent 30 years as a principal dancer with New York City Ballet and originated numerous roles in new works by the world's most esteemed choreographers. The two will be onstage all evening, embodying the iconic choreography of Lucinda Childs (a Commandeur in France’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and 2018 inductee in Hall of Fame at the National Museum of Dance) to the original music of Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang.
"A gut punch . . . nothing short of life itself: by turns hopeful, funny, surprising and tragic."
– The New York Times
“America’s greatest contemporary ballerina.”
– The New York Times on Wendy Whelan