Sat, June 17 from 12:00-6:00pm (PROGRAM A)

Sun, June 18 from 12:00-6:00pm (PROGRAM A)

Sat, June 24 from 12:00-6:00pm (PROGRAM B)

Sun, June 25 from 12:00-6:00pm (PROGRAM B)

The Arts Center at Governors Island

 

Commissioned by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

 

“Many dances on an ISLAND, a GHOST of what they were, having lost details during a long SLEEP but nevertheless the PRINCESS of their destiny. This TIME it is one STORY, full of fortuitous meetings, grave errors and happy misunderstandings. It’s a SHOW folks!”

—Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey

THE SET UP: ISLAND GHOST SLEEP PRINCESS TIME STORY SHOW has been setting itself up for five years now. The multiple dances, co-created by Jennifer Lacey and Wally Cardona are made in collaboration with seven master artists who have dedicated their lives to their respective dance traditions: I Nyoman Catra (Balinese Topeng), Proeung Chhieng (Cambodian), Junko Fisher (Okinawan), Saya Lei (Mandalay-style, classical Burmese), Jean-Christophe Paré (French baroque), Kapila Venu (Indian Kutiyattam) and Heni Winahyuningsih (Javanese refined). Between 2012–2016 each of the dances was created very rapidly, one by one, immediately following an encounter with each master artist. Each dance was made and performed in its own distinct location. Now, for the first, last and only time, the dances—featuring live music by Jonathan Bepler, Reiko Fueting and Megan Schubert—will be presented on Governors Island over the two weekends of the River To River Festival.

 

In addition to experiencing as many of the dances as they like, audiences will also have the opportunity to visit a re-purposing archive room and meeting place, open continuously over the course of the two weekends, where a variety of to-be-announced programs and presentations will also take place.

 

When arriving on Governors Island for any of the following performances, please check in at the Resource Room: Island: A re-purposing archive room and meeting place for all events located at LMCC’s Arts Center. Performances will take place at various sites and guests will be escorted from this meeting point.

Performances Include:

PROGRAM A – JUNE 17 & 18, 12:00 – 6:00pm

12pm The Set Up: Island: A re-purposing archive room and meeting place opens

12:30pm The Set Up: Proeung Chhieng: Ghost

1:30pm The Set Up: Heni Winahyuningsih: Princess

3:30pm Master Artist Performance: Heni Winahyuningsih

4:15pm The Set Up: I Nyoman Catra: Time

6pm The Set Up: Island: A re-purposing archive room and meeting place closes

PROGRAM B – JUNE 24 & 25, 12:00 – 6:00pm

12pm The Set Up: Island: A re-purposing archive room and meeting place opens

12:30pm The Set Up: Jean Christophe Paré: Sleep

1:00pm Master Artist Performance: Proeung Chhieng

1:30pm The Set Up: Kapila Venu: Story

3:30pm  The Set Up: Saya Lei: Show

5:00pm Master Artist Performance: Kapila Venu with Rajeev Padiparampil

6pm The Set Up: Island: A re-purposing archive room and meeting place closes

Advance RSVPs are available for each day, and an RSVP reserves a spot for a full day of performances. If the RSVP form is full, don’t fret – we welcome walk-ups for individual events! We’ll open up the onsite waitlist for each performance at noon each day, and you can add your name to the onsite wait list by checking in with our Front of House staff at the Resource Room: Island: A re-purposing archive room and meeting place for all events located at LMCC’s Arts Center: Upper Level Classroom . Due to limited capacity, entry is on a first come, first serve basis. Please bring a valid photo ID to check-in.

Featured Image Credit: Adam Shecter

A production of WCV, Inc., this project is made possible by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Extended Life Dance Development program made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Asian Cultural Council; Creative Capital; National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; New Music USA; Park Avenue Armory’s Under Construction; Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Creative Exchange Lab; Gibney Dance DiP Residency; Vermont Performance Lab.

Space for The Set Up was generously donated by the National Park Service and the Trust for Governors Island

Wally Cardona (choreographer, Brooklyn)

Jennifer Lacey (choreographer, Paris)

Nyoman Catra (master artist, Bali)

Proeung Chhieng (master artist, Phnom Penh)

Junko Fisher (master artist, Okinawa)

Saya Lei (master artist, Mandalay)

Jean-Christophe Paré (master artist, Paris)

Kapila Venu (master artist, Kerala)

Heni Winahyuningsih (master artist, Yogyakarta)

Jonathan Bepler (composer, Berlin)

Reiko Fueting (composer, New York City)

Megan Schubert (composer, New York City)