Sorry I Missed Your Show: Jacqulyn Buglisi

Mar. 10, 6:30 pm8:00 pm



Table of Silence Project 9/11 (2011)

The Table of Silence Project 9/11 represents the common threads of humanity which unite all mankind into a single force with common goals and aspirations regardless of race, culture, or religion. Celebrating the resilience of humanity, we honor justice and freedom for all people suffering systemic oppressions, through listening and compassion, a united moment of silence – a call for Peace in our world. Its mission continues to evolve, and this year I felt compelled with courage to create a reimagined TOS as an Awakening in response to the global pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement for racial justice.

Expressing what makes us human, the Table of Silence Project’s message of peace, justice and healing is far-reaching and holds great relevance today, in addition to the 9/11 commemoration. It strives to be a transformative experience that reveals the strength and resilience of our collective society in response to the significant issues we are facing today as a nation as well as a global community. BDT Co-Founder Terese Capucilli and I would like to open this conversation addressing the evolution of this work over ten years, the power of art, and recent collaboration with Daniel Bernard Roumain, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and Nel Shelby for the Reimagined Table of Silence Prologue as we face this tumultuous year in the history of the human story personally and globally while revealing the connecting mythic Threads that binds us all. The Reimagined Table of Silence Project is the first recipient of Lincoln Center’s Arnhold Dance Innovation Fund.

About Jacqulyn Buglisi, Artistic Director Buglisi Dance Theatre

In her five-decade career as a choreographer, artistic director, and educator, Buglisi has made an indelible impact on the field of dance. Using literature, poetry, and heroic archetypes, Buglisi crafts socially-relevant dances that reveal the visceral strengths, truths, humor, vulnerabilities and stories of the individual. She founded Buglisi Dance Theatre in 1993 following an illustrious career as a principal dancer touring worldwide with Martha Graham Dance Company. She was featured in the film Dance and Conversation with Martha Graham, and CBS presentation of Kennedy Center Honors; and premiered her Sospiri on the 1989 NY City Center season. She is co-founder of Italy’s first contemporary dance company and school. Teaching Graham technique for 50 years, Buglisi is Chair, Modern Department, Ailey/Fordham BFA, and has taught at the Martha Graham School and The Juilliard School. Her repertoire is archived in the Jerome Robbins Dance Collection and is commissioned by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Jacob’s Pillow; Richmond Ballet; The Joyce Theater Foundation; LMCC/River to River Festival, among others. Among her awards are the Bessies 2020 Special Citation Honoree, National Endowment for the Arts, Kaatsbaan Playing Field Award, and Proclamations from Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio for uniting the community through dance.

A screening and discussion series, Sorry I Missed Your Show highlights dance works from the recent past to explore their relationship to the dance canon and contemporary practice.

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Photo by Paul B. Goode.