Grant Recipient Details

Location

Beacon, NY

Artist
Lucinda Childs, Wendy Whelan, Maya Beiser, Beacon, NY
Project Title
the day - Lucinda Childs, Wendy Whelan, Maya Beiser
Fiscal Year Awarded
2019
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount
$45,000

Dancer Wendy Whelan and cellist Maya Beiser join forces with the seminal modern dance choreographer Lucinda Childs to create an evening-length work of music and dance, with evocative music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. Featuring both women onstage for the duration of the performance, the day is a meditation on two journeys—the mortal passage, followed by the eternal, postmortal voyage of the soul. This bold, highly collaborative work explores universal themes not easily grappled with—memory, aging, death, the survival of the soul—through the shared language of music and dance. Estimated artist fee: Estimates do not include housing and travel: $25,000/performance; $60,000/week

TOUR COORDINATOR

Christina Jensen | christina@jensenartists.com
President
Jensen Artists
tel 646.536.7864 x1

PRESENTER PARTNERS

  • The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (Becket, MA)
  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, DC)

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Watch Lucinda Childs, Wendy Whelan, Maya Beiser at 18:45
Two women face each other with one of their arms wrapped behind each of their heads.
Photo: IOULEX/Nisian Hughes