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Unique Programming for Restart Stages

Jul 13, 2021
GALLIM dancers rehearse for You Are Here in the reflecting pool

This month, as part of Lincoln Center’s Restart Stages programming, two new series will spotlight unique performing arts experiences on campus.

For the first time ever, Lincoln Center has commissioned a poet-in-residence to curate monthly virtual and in-person events. From now to September, poet Mahogany L. Browne’s (pictured below) residency, entitled “We Are The Work” will feature film screenings, a children and family book festival, newly commissioned poetry, dance, and so much more. The theme of the residency is to recharge and unite artists towards justice and community. According to Lincoln Center, “this season is a woven tapestry of art forms, each representative of who Browne is as an artist.” Click here to read more about the residency and corresponding events and experiences on campus. The season kicked off with an opening ceremony and will continue with a new event each Saturday this month. Up next on Saturday, July 17 at 7:00pm, Browne will host an online collection of poetry readings from some of the most compelling voices in the literary field here. Check back on Lincoln Center’s page for August and September events from “We Are The Work”.

Mahogany L Browne sits against a flower wall set up at Lincoln CenterMahogany L. Browne at Lincoln Center

Also on-campus this month, experience the world premiere of You Are Here, a public sculpture, sound, and live performance installation conceived by Andrea Miller, award-winning multidisciplinary artist. The project will share story, dance, song, and reflections from members within the Lincoln Center family including an educator, an usher, a security guard, an opera singer, and an NYCB apprentice, all alongside awe-inspiring New Yorkers from across the city. It is the first time in Lincoln Center’s history that all of its constituents collaborated together in the same artwork!

banner of portraits from LC workers who submitted stories to the You Are Here project

Visitors will first experience You Are Here as a sculpture and sound installation, open to the public, at Hearst Plaza on Wednesday, July 14 – Monday, July 19 and Wednesday, July 21 – Friday, July 23. Each sculpture will project audio portraits through speakers. Click here to read more about the installation. Then, live events will take place between Saturday, July 24 and Friday, July 30 (free tickets available through TodayTix Lottery) performed by GALLIM dancers (as seen in the article image above, rehearsing in the Paul Milstein Reflecting Pool). Click here to learn more about the live performances.

Don’t miss out on these unique and inspiring experiences on Lincoln Center’s campus this month and beyond. 

Main image credit: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; You Are Here Rehearsal
Article images credit: both Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts