Conceived by choreographer Jacqulyn Buglisi and Italian visual artist Rossella Vasta and featuring Italian Flautist Andrea Ceccomori.
Over 100+ Dancers, including the Buglisi Dance Theatre, will appear in this 9/11 tribute
Performance starts at 8:15 AM and concludes precisely at 8:46 AM
At the Revson Fountain, Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center, Columbus & 64th Street
More and more of the dance community turn out to support this growing movement for peace.
The Table of Silence Project 9/11 at Lincoln Center is included in the events for the Year of Italian Culture in the United States and has been granted the patronage of the Ministro Per L’Integrazione Dr. Cècile Kashetu Kynege and declared a UNESCO Siti by Mayor Claudio Ricci of Assisi.
A live stream broadcast via the internet will begin on 9/11 at 8:15 AM at buglisidance.org. Last year's tribute was viewed in 25 countries around the world, including by our troops in Afghanistan.
"The Table of Silence Project represents the common threads of humanity which unite all mankind into a single force with common goals and aspirations regardless of race, culture, or religion. Through this event, we wish to achieve the dual purpose of celebrating and honoring peace, through listening, a united moment of silence - a call for Peace in our world."
- Jacqulyn Buglisi
Jacqulyn Buglisi of Buglisi Dance Theatre and the dancers of the NYC community are honored to have been invited by Lincoln Center to pay tribute to the 12th anniversary of 9/11 through the transcendent "Table of Silence Project 9/11," a public commemoration and ritual for peace, conceived by choreographer Buglisi and Italian visual artist Rossella Vasta. Performance will take place Wednesday September 11, beginning at 8:15 AM and concluding at 8:46 AM, the moment when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower.
In partnership with Dance/NYC and the September Concert, Buglisi Dance Theatre brings together over 100 dancers to 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, 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. Spectators are invited to join them in this ritual.
The site-specific work is titled after Rosella Vasta's installation of 100 ceramic plates arranged around a symbolic banquet table, uniting humanity. Choreographer Buglisi transforms the concept into a moving meditation, a poetic call for tolerance and peace in our world.
The 100+ dancers represent the voice of the diverse NYC community of artists, from cities across the U.S. and around the world from India, Japan, and Korea to Trinidad, Colombia, Belgium and France. Participating with Buglisi Dance Theatre are both professional dancers and students from NYC's premier conservatories and studios, including Steps on Broadway, The Juilliard School, The Martha Graham School, The Ailey School, the National Dance Institute, Marymount Manhattan College, SUNY Purchase, Broadway Dance Center, the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School, Dance Theater of Harlem, Ballet Hispanico, and Infinity Dance Theater, which represents dancers with disabilities. Some of the dancers are the children of those who perished on 9/11 or were survivors of the attacks.
Musicians: Flute: Andrea Ceccormori, John Ragusa, and Mariano Gil; Percussion: Jeremy Smith
Singers: Amanda Baisinger; Carla Lopez-Speziale, Gizelxanath.
Buglisi's "Table of Silence Project 9/11" has inspired numerous similar events around the world in the past two years, including: