Danspace Project on Times Square
Inspired by Times Square’s history as the home of Broadway musicals, vaudeville, dance halls, and vernacular dance forms that emerged throughout the 20th century, three new, site-specific dance works by esteemed New York City artists explore strategies for perception, amplification, and activism within the cacophonous landscape of Times Square.
- In New Mass Dance, achugar creates a site-specific procession inspired by the New Dance Group, a 1930s modern dance collective that taught classes near Times Square promoting social change through movement.
- In scape, Berg overlays a landscape of information over live performance via 3-D glasses, exploring Times Square as not just a place of spectacle and traffic but of visual messaging.
- Full Circle Souljahs’ Behind the Groove, Times Square Edition is an homage to street and club dance trends from the 1970s to today, giving visibility to an underground dance community long associated with Times Square.
These new works will be presented back-to-back-to-back so that you can experience all three works on one evening or over the course of the weekend.