Maya Beiser + Wendy Whelan + Lucinda Childs + David Lang
“handsomely meditative... elegant and artful”
The New York Times
The Springfield Republican
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.
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