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Maya Beiser + Wendy Whelan + Lucinda Childs + David Lang

“handsomely meditative... elegant and artful”

The New York Times

“outstanding, genre-bending”

The Springfield Republican

“Powerfully beautiful”

The Boston Globe

Performers Wendy Whelan and Maya Beiser

Choreography Lucinda Childs Words and Music David Lang

Scenic design Sara Brown Sound design Dave Cook Projection design Joshua Higgason

Lighting design Natasha Katz

Costume design Karen Young

Creative producer Maya Beiser Managing producer Christina Jensen

Production Manager Emily McGillicuddy

Lighting supervisor Alejandro Fajardo

Lighting supervisor Jess Medenbach

THE DAY  was conceived by Maya Beiser. 

THE DAY  was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

THE DAY  was co-commissioned by Théâtre de la Ville, Paris; Carolina Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Jacob's Pillow (world premiere at Festival 2019); The Joyce Theater; and Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA.

THE DAY  was supported, in part, by the Inaugural Artist Fellowship at The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc.’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. Additional commissioning support was provided by the Wendy Whelan New Works Initiative.

Substantial development support for  THE DAY  was provided by LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts and Summer Stages Dance @ ICA/Boston. Additional development support was provided by Baryshnikov Arts Center.

THE DAY  was supported in part by a Fay Chandler Faculty Creativity Grant from the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology.

world to come  by David Lang was commissioned in 2003 for Maya Beiser by Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, UC Santa Cruz Arts & Lectures, On the Boards, and Connecticut College, with support from Meet The Composer.  the day  by David Lang was commissioned in 2016 for Maya Beiser by Hancher Performances at the University of Iowa.

Selected Press

Los Angeles Times

By Mark Swed October 20, 2019

DC Metro Theater Arts

By Jane Franklin December 07, 2019

LA Dance Chronicle

By Jeff Slayton October 21, 2019


By Gay Morris August 3, 2019


By Deborah Jowitt August 7, 2019

The Rogovoy Report

By Seth Rogovoy August 5, 2019

The Berkshire Edge

By Carolyn and Eli Newberger August 5, 2019


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