2021 Virtual APAP Showcase

Monday, January 11th, 5:30-6:15pm


Following the showcase at 6:30pm on 1/11, join Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi and Executive Director Suzanne Konowitz for a Zoom conversation and Q&A on repertoire and booking opportunities. Kindly send us your email at buglisi@buglisidance.org to receive the Zoom invitation link.


Now as never before in the history of our country is a time of awakenings, a need for stories that can bridge distances with truth, healing and solidarity, a collective recognition of the threads that bind us and the inspiration and hope that makes us human. – Artistic Director, Jacqulyn Buglisi

CONTACT: Suzanne Konowitz, Contact

Buglisidance.org | tableofsilence.org


Tel: 212-791-3301

PROGRAM: Excerpts from

Invisible Embrace of Beauty (2020)
Choreography: Jacqulyn Buglisi | Commissioned Composer: Alex Weiser | Film Editing: Terese Capucilli

A timely episodic work amplifying states of emotion in witness to systemic injustices of the individual as expendable and invisible, by virtue of race, isolation, and diaspora.
The film created from virtual rehearsals is conceived as a projection for the dance’s staged premiere 5/21, New York Live Arts.
Photo by Paul B. Goode
Table of Silence Prologue (2020)
Co-presented by Lincoln Center & Buglisi Dance Theatre
Choreography/Direction Jacqulyn Buglisi; Composer/Violin: Daniel Bernard Roumain
Poet/Spoken Word Marc Bamuthi Joseph; Bell Master: Terese Capucilli

This reimagining of the Table of Silence Project is a call to action for healing, unity and peace as we face the global Pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement for racial justice.
Photo by Paul B. Goode
Moss Anthology: Variation #5 (2019)
An awakening to the global climate crisis that threatens the existence of all life on our planet.

Choreography: Jacqulyn Buglisi | Commissioned Composer: Jeff Beal | Lighting Design: Jack Mehler Costume Design: A. Christina Giannini | Projection Design: Wendall K. Harrington, Yana Birÿkova

Photo by Terese Capucilli
In the name of the fire, and the flame, and grace (2019)
Taking inspiration from the Anam Cara, “soul friend”, and The Inheritance of Haunting, by H.A Restrepo Rhodes, this ballet is dedicated to all people facing oppression and the plight of refugees today.

Choreography: Jacqulyn Buglisi | Composer: Max Richter | Lighting Design: Jack Mehler
Dancer: Blakeley White-McGuire
Photo by Nan Melville
Requiem (2001)
This journey reverberates through the ages, resonating with the voices of those spirits echoing from the sacred earth that is the burial mound to those lives lost... –jb

Choreography: Jacqulyn Buglisi | Music: Gabriel Fauré
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor | Set Design: Debora Maché, Sergio Savarese
Costume Design: Jacqulyn Buglisi, A. Christina Giannini

“Collective image of grief and rage…” Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times
Photo by Kristin Lodoen Linder
Caravaggio Meets Hopper (2007)
A study in contrasts, I juxtapose the artists’ styles to explore human relationships that reveal the bold visceral strengths, humor and exquisite vulnerabilities of men and women while amplifying the theatrical lines of Caravaggio and Hopper. – jb

Choreography: Jacqulyn Buglisi | Music Soundscape: Nino Rota, Jelly Roll Morton, John Corigliano
Lighting Design/Set Design: Jack Mehler | Costume Design: A Christina Giannini

Photo by Kristin Lodoen Linder
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All works Choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi

Buglisi Dance Theatre

Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi


Bessies Awards 2020 Special Citation Honoree Jacqulyn Buglisi for the Table of Silence Project


The award-winning Buglisi Dance Theatre is acclaimed for poignant, theatrical dances and multi-disciplinary collaborations that promote awareness of global issues and embolden audiences to recognize within themselves their own humanity. Based in NYC, the company was founded in 1993 by Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi, Terese Capucilli, Christine Dakin and Donlin Foreman, who performed together as Principal Dancers of the Martha Graham Dance Company. 


BDT’s repertoire of over 100 original works is seen on such companies as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Richmond Ballet, and Charlotte Ballet, to name a few. Celebrating its 27th year, BDT performs its NYC Home seasons at New York Live Arts, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, Baryshnikov Arts Center, and The Joyce Theater. World-class production values have won BDT invitations to the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Vail International Dance Festival, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, The Kravis Center, The Sosnoff Theater, Society of Performing Arts, Houston; Dance St. Louis’ Spring to Dance Festival, Dance Masters, Wesleyan University Center for the Arts; and abroad to festivals in Australia, Czech Republic, Italy, Israel and Mexico.  


Fundamental to the company’s mission are interactive educational residencies, commissions and restagings of company repertoire, most recently at UC, Santa Barbara, Marymount Manhattan College, Yale School of Drama, and George Mason University. BDT's repertoire is archived in the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.  Among the company’s honors are Proclamations from Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio for uniting the community through the Table of Silence Project 9/11 performance ritual for peace at Lincoln Center, now in its 10th year. Hailed in the Wall Street Journal as “a gift of dance to the city”, the Table of Silence Project has been seen by over 2 million people via live stream across all 50 states and in 229 countries.  

Buglisi Dance Theatre is proud to be a member of


Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi, Dance/USA Board of Trustees, Artistic Director Council Chair 2010-2013


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Background: Helen Hansen French in Requiem. Photo © Kristin Lodoen Linder