Start the evening with a drink on the WCMA patio. Dancers take the celebration inside for performances in the galleries. The historical choreography of Ted Shawn comes to life in live reconstructions by Adam H. Weinert. Weinert and company perform Pierrot in the Dead City, Four Solos Based on American Folk Music, and other historic solos. Erica Dankmeyer will perform a reconstruction of one of Ruth St. Denis’ earliest nautch dances, Bakawali Nautch, 1913.
Funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.