Undercurrents & Exchange

July 12–16 & July 19–23, 2010
New York, NY


Undercurrents & Exchange

July 12–16 & July 19–23, 2010
New York, NY


Undercurrents & Exchange, commissioned by Arts Brookfield for the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, was a rumination on the conundrum of love, infatuation and connection in modern America, manifested in a series of lunch-hour performances. Each day artists presented a new dance grappling with improbable relationships and unearthing the hidden, interpersonal undercurrents of our daily routines. These daily dances were episodic and culminated on July 23 when they are performed together to reveal an underlying web of meaning. Undercurrents & Exchange was created in correspondence with The Drifting Encyclopedia, an art exhibition in the WFC Courtyard Gallery.



Photography by Chad Heird, Miguel Lopez, and Darial Sneed




Created by Third Rail Projects

Artistic Directors
Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, Jennine Willett

Choreographed and Directed by
Tom Pearson and Zach Morris

With Choreography by
Tom Pearson, Jennine Willett, Marissa Nielsen-Pincus, and Tara O'Con. 

Performed Daily by
Tom Pearson, Jennine Willett, Marissa Nielsen-Pincus, Tara O'Con and guest artists.

Featuring music by:
Kris Bauman thedang-itbobbys.com
Mark DeNardo markdenardo.com
Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside sallieford.com
Jeff Palmiotti and the Hey Rube myspace.com/theheyrube
Sharon Van Etten sharonvanetten.com
Annette Hanshaw & Antonio Vivaldi


Undercurrents & Exchange was presented by Arts World Financial Center and the River To River Festival, and made possible, in part, by Materials for the Arts/New York City Department of Cultural Affairs/Department of Sanitation, The Lucky Star Foundation, and by Third Rail Projects with support from individual and institutional donors.

Free admission to River To River® events is underwritten by a wide range of funders led by the Festival’s Founding Sponsor, American Express.