LMCC’s site-specific performance series launches the summer and the River To River Festival with Buglisi Dance Theatre’s riveting world premiere Under the Buttonwood Tree.com (Frenzy on the Floor). This episodic, theatrical spectacle marries art and commerce by bringing to life touchstone moments in the history of the New York Stock Exchange. Former Martha Graham Dance Company dancer, Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi is distinguished for her poignant, theatrical repertoire, which fuses classical sensibility with intuitive movement.
Commencing with a resonating gong, the artists animate a sweeping, epic display that transforms the steps of Federal Hall and the New York Stock Exchange into a silken-sheathed proscenium depicting the early days of the NYSE, from the signing of the 1792 Buttonwood Agreement to the passionate frenzy on the Floor covered in ticker tape madness. The musical selections include Wynton Marsalis, Jelly Roll Morton and John Corgliano and a live performance by the Aeros Wind Quintet.
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