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2023 New York City Season


Buglisi Dance Theatre launches 30th Anniversary!

Tues.-Thurs., June 13, 14, 15, 2023 | 7:30 PM

The Ailey Citigroup Theater

at The Joan Weill Center for Dance 

Dedicated to Jody & John Arnhold


Lighting Designer Jack Mehler

Composer/ Musician Daniel Bernard Roumain

Composer Jeff Beal 

Photographer Paul B. Goode 

Tickets: $30 | $20 (students/seniors)

Purchase online

The Company 

Artistic Director: Jacqulyn Buglisi 

Executive Director: Suzanne Konowitz 

Artistic Associate: Terese Capucilli

Producing Consultant: Donald Borror 



Terese Capucilli, Christine Dakin, Kevin Predmore, Virginie Mécène

Lauren Jaeger, Blakeley White-McGuire, Jessica Higgins, Jessica Sgambelluri, Ashley Merker 

Greta Campo, Aoi Sato, Esteban Santamaria, Sierra Christine Sanders, Rayan Lecurieux-Durival 

Gabrielle Willis, Isabella Pagano, Jai Perez, Ane Arrieta, Zachary Jeppsen  

Lindsay Phillips. Guest: Daniel Fetecua. Apprentices: Cristina Barretta, Grace Sautter  

So Young An*, Kate Reyes* *do not perform on this evening’s program    


Special Guest Artist

Daniel Bernard Roumain 


Production Stage Manager: HaeJin Han

Lighting Design: Jack Mehler, Clifton Taylor

Projection Design: Wendall K. Harrington, Yana Biryükova, Joey Moro

Costumes: A. Christina Giannini, Lauren Starobin, Márion Tálan de la Rosa, Anna Blazer 

Soundscape Editor: John K. Stone | Publicist: Lisa Labrado



REQUIEM (2001) (excerpt)                                                                                                        

Choreography: Jacqulyn Buglisi | Music: Gabrie Fauré

THE THREADS PROJECT #1 “Universal Dialogues” (2022)

Five Excerpts from the evening-length work based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Direction and Choreography: Jacqulyn Buglisi

Collaborating Choreographers: Jennifer Archibald, PeiJu Chien-Pott, Jesse Obremski, Daniel Fetecua & Blakeley White-McGuire

Lighting/Set Design: Jack Mehler | Projection Design: Joey Moro 

Costume Design: Lauren Starobin | Soundscape Editor: John K. Stone


Quartet by Jesse Obremski

Quintet by Jennifer Archibald

Murmuration by Jacqulyn Buglisi 

Duet by PeiJu Chien-Pott

Two Couples by Blakeley White-McGuire, Daniel Fetecua


World Premiere 


Choreography: Jacqulyn Buglisi

Composer/Musician: Daniel Bernard Roumain

Spoken Word “Awakening”: Marc Bamuthi Joseph narrated by Terese Capucilli and Christine Dakin

Lighting Design: Jack Mehler

Costume Designer, Spoken Word: Nadya

Costume Coordinator, Dancers: Márion Tálan de la Rosa 



Choreography: Jacqulyn Buglisi    

Music: John Tavener      

Lighting Design: Jack Mehler; original lighting design Clifton Taylor   

Costume: A. Christina Giannini | Set Design: Deborah Maché

Performed by: 

Terese Capucilli


World Premiere


Choreography: Jacqulyn Buglisi

Music: Hania Rani, Jason Swinscoe, Dominic Smith 

Lighting Design: Jack Mehler


SOSPIRI (1989)

Choreography: Jacqulyn Buglisi | Music: Edward Elgar 

Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor | Costume Design: A. Christina Giannini 

Performed by: 

Virginie Mécène, Kevin Predmore (6/13, 14)

Lindsay Phillips, Zachary Jeppsen (6/15)



Choreography: Jacqulyn Buglisi | Commissioned Composer: Jeff Beal

Lighting Design: Jack Mehler | Co-Projection Design: Wendall K. Harrington, Yana Birÿkova

Costume Design: A. Christina Giannini  


Leadership support for Buglisi Dance Theatre’s 2022-2023 Season is generously provided by Jody and John Arnhold | Arnhold Foundation. Buglisi Dance Theatre acknowledges the generous support of Howard Gilman Foundation, Caroline and Edward S. Hyman, Jr., O’Donnell Green Music and Dance Foundation, Heinz Family Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, A.S. Thomas Memorial Fund, Myers-Ball Foundation, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the State Legislature. BDT gratefully acknowledges the support of Susan Numeroff, Penny Frank Mandel and the BDT Board of the Directors and Executive Advisory Council, and BDT’s many individual patrons and volunteers. BDT expresses its gratitude to Damian Woetzel, Alicia Graf Mack, Katie Friis, Megan Peterson, The Juilliard School; Linda Murray, Daisy Pommer, Dance Division New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and to Robert Battle, Artistic Director Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and the leadership and staff of The Ailey Citigroup Theater, Alaric Hahn, Kris Carr, Joel Wilhelmi. 







Illuminations, pictured Daniel Bernard Roumain, violin, and Grace Sautter, dancer 

Photo by Paul B. Goode


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