New York, NY
New York, NY
Lacuna was a site-specific work choreographed by Tom Pearson for the empty Reflecting Pool at Lincoln Center and commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. for Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, 2006. The work was the last to be performed in the Reflecting Pool and North Plaza area before rennovation. In this third collaboration between choreographer Tom Pearson and composer Louis Mofsie (with The Heyna Second Sons and Rob Mastrianni playing live), they continued to map an intersection of traditional American Indian and contemporary music forms with contemporary dance. With its whiplash quality, the movement vocabulary borrowed structures and images from both ritual and the urban environment and contemplates shifting notions of cultural identity, transition, and transformation in public spaces.
Photography by Julieta Cervantes
Choreography by Tom Pearson, in collaboration with the performers
Performed by Donna Ahmadi, Marissa Nielsen-Pincus, Zach Morris,
Tom Pearson, Mayuna Shimizu, Michael Taylor
Live Score by Louis Mofsie with the Heyna Second Sons (percussion)
& Rob Mastrianni (guitar)
Assistant Director - Zach Morris
Production Stage Manager - Andrea Dohar
Lacuna was originally commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. for Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors and was made possible by a Harkness Space Grant from the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. Additional support for the work came from Materials for the Arts/New York City Department of Cultural Affairs/Department of Sanitation, and Third Rail Projects with support from The Lucky Star Foundation and individual and institutional donors.
Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors is sponsored by Bloomberg and PepsiCo Inc. with additional generous support from foundations, corporations, individuals and government agencies.the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s SiteLines series and co-presented with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. REEL was part of the River to River Festival 2005. Material for REEL was created while in residence at LMCC’s MOVE: 133 Beekman in space generously provided by General Growth Properties, Inc.