World Premiere

June 18 & 19 at 7:45 p.m.
Approximately 40 minutes

Nelson A. Rockefeller Park

Enter at River Terrace
and Warren St.
New York, NY 10280

Please note there is no formal seating in Nelson A. Rockefeller Park.

All events in the River To River Festival are free and all are welcome.

Time is forever dividing itself toward innumerable futures

Choreographer Pam Tanowitz partners with New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns in this outdoor site-specific performance. Joined by an ensemble comprised of PTD regulars and NYCB guests, Tanowitz arranges the group among small stages in the tranquil landscape of Nelson A. Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City. Accompanied by an original score for voice and French horns by Ted Hearne, Tanowitz explores the tensions between legacies of classical ballet versus modern dance; the natural versus the unnatural; the past versus the present. 

Project conceived by Sara Mearns and Pam Tanowitz
Choreography by Pam Tanowitz

Original score composed by Ted Hearne
Costumes by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung
Sound design by Garth MacAleavey
A Fisher Center at Bard Production      

Sara Mearns and Taylor Stanley, courtesy of New York City Ballet
Reid Bartelme

Jason Collins
Christine Flores
Zachary Gonder
Lindsey Jones
Victor Lozano
Vincent McCloskey
Maile Okamura
Melissa Toogood

Jason Collins
Artistic Associate, Pam Tanowitz Dance

Musicians: Ted Hearne (voice), Taylor Levine (guitar) and Rachel Drehmann, Daniel Salera, Kate Sheeran, Colin Weyman (horns) 

About Pam Tanowitz

Pam Tanowitz, a celebrated New York-based choreographer and collaborator, founded Pam Tanowitz Dance in 2002. Since then, Tanowitz has received a 2019 Herb Alpert Award, a Juried Bessie Award, an Outstanding Production Bessie Award, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts award, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Hodder Fellowship. Her work was selected by the New York Times Best of Dance series in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018. She is currently the Fisher Center at Bard’s first-ever Choreographer in Residence and a visiting guest artist at Rutgers University. Pam Tanowitz is a participant in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Extended Life Dance Development program made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

About Sara Mearns

Sara Mearns entered the School of American Ballet in 2001, and became an apprentice with New York City Ballet in 2003, was promoted to soloist in 2006, and to principal dancer in 2008. She has originated roles in ballets by choreographers including Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon, and has appeared with the Paul Taylor Dance Company in Dances for Isadora (Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation), The Ashley Bouder Project, and Company Wang Ramirez. She is a Benois de la Danse, and Princess Grace Award nominee and winner of the 2018 Bessie Award for Outstanding Performer.

About Ted Hearne

Ted Hearne is a composer, singer and recording artist. Hearne's "Sound From the Bench," a cantata for choir and electric guitars setting texts from U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments, was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize. The New York Times included Hearne's oratorio "The Source" on its list of the best classical vocal performances of 2014 and The New Yorker called it one of the best albums of 2015. His work has been conducted by Gustavo Dudamel and Michael Tilson-Thomas and his recent collaborators include Sanford Biggers, Daniel Fish, and Erykah Badu. Hearne's evening-length theatrical work "Place," written with poet Saul Williams, was commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Beth Morrison Projects and premiered at BAM in 2018 to critical acclaim.

Co-commissioned by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Fisher Center at Bard, and The Joyce Theater. Produced by the Fisher Center at Bard, with residency funds provided by Jay Franke & David Herro. The project was developed as part of LMCC's Extended Life Dance Development program made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and was created, in part, with the support of The Joyce Theater Foundation’s Artist Residency Center, made possible by lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Co-presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Battery Park City Authority, and the Fisher Center at Bard.