Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announces casting for the world premiere of You Are Here, a free public sculpture, sound, and live performance installation conceived by Andrea Miller, award-winning choreographer and artistic director of movement-based production company GALLIM.
Visitors first experience You Are Here as a free sculpture and sound installation open to the public on Hearst Plaza. Each sculpture created by scenic designer Mimi Lien houses a speaker through which audio portraits of New Yorkers are projected. Composer and sound artist Justin Hicks has created an aural garden that stretches across the footprint of the plaza. Artists, ushers, security guards, educators, and other staff members nominated by Lincoln Center constituent organizations and community partners from across the city will tell a story, dance, sing, breathe, or reflect — offering a window into their experiences processing this past year.
SCULPTURE AND SOUND INSTALLATION on Hearst Plaza
July 14-16 from 11:30am–6:30pm
July 17 from 2:30–8:30pm
July 18-19 from 11:30am–6:30pm
July 21-23 from 11:30am–6:30pm
LIVE PERFORMANCES on Hearst Plaza – 7/24-30 at 7pm
From July 24–30 at 7pm, the audio portraits are replaced by live performances by the Lincoln Center and New York community participants (tickets available through TodayTix Lottery), each featuring several portraits now brought to life, co-directed by Andrea Miller and Lynsey Peisinger, with choreography by Miller—performed by GALLIM dancers: Lauryn Hayes, Christopher Kinsey, Nouhoum Koita, Misa Lucyshyn, Gary Reagan, Connor Speetjens, Taylor Stanley, Haley Sung, Georgia Usborne, Amadi Washington. (Sound installation will open at 6:00pm each day, prior to showtime, for ticketed guests.)
Portrait Performers: Bruce Adolphe (The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center), Kiri Avelar (Ballet Hispánico), Dietrice Bolden (Harlem Week), Jessica Chen (Asian American Arts Alliance), Anthony Roth Costanzo (The Metropolitan Opera), Ryan Dobrin (Movement Theatre Company), Egyptt LaBeija (BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance), Jermaine Greaves (Lincoln Center Accessibility), Milosz Grzywacz (Lincoln Center Accessibility), Alphonso Horne (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Lila Lomax (Lincoln Center Security), Cassie Mey (The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts), Muriel Miguel (Spiderwoman Theater), Ryan Opalanietet (The Eagle Project), Elijah Schreiner (Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School), Alexandra Siladi (Film at Lincoln Center), Paul Smithyman (Lincoln Center Theater), Hahn Dae Soo (Korean Cultural Center New York), Taylor Stanley (New York City Ballet), Jen Suragiat (Lincoln Center Theater), KJ Takahashi (The School of American Ballet), Fatou Thiam (Maxine Greene School), Susan Thomasson (Lincoln Center Education), Gabriela Torres (The Juilliard School), Valarie Wong (NewYork-Presbyterian).
Free tickets for each evening will be made available through the TodayTix Lottery, the Official Ticketing Partner of Restart Stages. The TodayTix Lottery will open for entries two weeks before the performance and close three days prior to the performance at 12:59pm EDT. Attendees who secure tickets will be required to follow safety protocols. For more information visit TodayTix.com or download the TodayTix app.*
You Are Here
July 14-30, 2021
Conceived by Andrea Miller; Co-Director and Choreographer: Andrea Miller; Co-Director: Lynsey Peisinger; Composer and Sound Artist: Justin Hicks; Production Designer: Mimi Lien; Costume Designer: Oana Botez; Dramaturge: Iyvon E.; Produced by THE OFFICE performing arts+ film.
*No purchase is necessary to enter the TodayTix Lottery and reserve free tickets for these performances. The prize value of tickets is $0. The odds of winning tickets depend on the number of eligible entries received. The TodayTix Lottery is open to residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 18 or over. Complete official rules, prize description, and giveaway entry information will be available on the TodayTix website.
You Are Here is made possible by Stavros Niarchos Foundation-Lincoln Center Agora Initiative and Jody and John Arnhold, Arnhold Dance Innovation Fund.
Endowment support is provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance.
Support for GALLIM is provided by First Republic Bank.
You Are Here was created, in part, during a guest residency at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park.
Restart Stages is made possible by Stavros Niarchos Foundation-Lincoln Center Agora Initiative.
Major support provided by First Republic Bank.
Additional support provided by BNY Mellon, Cleary Gottlieb, Warburg Pincus, The Walt Disney Company, Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.) Inc., the Scully Peretsman Foundation, Shari and Jeff Aronson, and Lincoln Center’s 20/21 Donors and Members
Endowment support is provided by Oak Foundation, PepsiCo Foundation, The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
In-kind support is provided by United Staging and Rigging, Worldstage, Inc., Audio, Inc., Hudson Scenic Studio, and TGIF Event Services.
Lincoln Center’s artistic excellence is made possible by the dedication and generosity of our board members.
Operation of Lincoln Center’s public plazas is supported in part with public funds provided by the City of New York.
Public support for Lincoln Center is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Gonzalo Casals, Commissioner, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center.
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Key Art: Renderings: Mimi Lien, Photography: NYPL/Jonathan Blanc