Buglisi Dance Theatre and Lincoln Center Commemorate 20th Anniversary of September 11th with Reimagined Table of Silence Project 9/11

Buglisi Dance Theatre and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with Dance/NYC, honor the 20th year since the events of 9/11, and current crises that face humanity today, with a livestreamed performance of the Table of Silence Project 9/11, the annual free public ritual for peace conceived and choreographed in 2011 by Jacqulyn Buglisi, Artistic Director of Buglisi Dance Theatre. Artistic collaborators for this year’s reimagined program are Composer/Music Director Daniel Bernard Roumain, spoken-word poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Buglisi Dance Theatre Co-Founder/Principal Dancer Terese Capucilli, and videographer Nel Shelby. This year’s presentation is part of Restart Stages.

“Through each iteration of the Table of Silence Project 9/11, we have connected the threads of every passing year since September 11th to weave a more profound and meaningful ritual,” said Ms. Buglisi. “Expressing so much of what makes us human, the Table of Silence Project ’s message of peace and healing is far-reaching and holds great relevance today. Our goal is to offer a transformative experience that honors the strength and resilience of our collective society.” 

Table of Silence Project 9/11. Photo © Terri Gold.
Table of Silence Project 9/11. Photo © Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Table of Silence Project 9/11. Photo by Darial Sneed.
Dancer Lois Alexander ToS. Photo by Kokyat, Oberon’s Grove, 2011.
Daniel Bernard Roumain with Dancers/ Blakeley White-McGuire, Lloyd Knight ToS. Prologue, 9.11.20.
Table of Silence. Prologue. Photo by Paul B Goode, 2020.

The performance will begin this year with an excerpt of Ms. Buglisi’s masterwork Requiem, created in 2001 as an immediate response to 9/11. The livestream will also include the World Premiere of Études II, a film by Nel Shelby Productions that features dancers from around the world in movement stories inspired by the twelve repetitive sacred gestures of the Table of Silence Project

This year’s socially distanced performance will be live streamed from Lincoln Center beginning at 8:00am on Saturday, September 11, 2021 and will be available at LincolnCenter.org and on Lincoln Center’s Facebook Page. The video will also be available on-demand on LincolnCenter.org/TableOfSilenceProject and Facebook as well as Buglisi Dance Theatre’s YouTube channel following the premiere.

Images courtesy Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.