Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey, THE SET UP: ISLAND GHOST SLEEP PRINCESS TIME STORY SHOW
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
Role: Production Manager
“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.