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Buglisi Dance Theatre 2022 NYC Season

Chelsea Factory

547 West 26th Street, NYC


World Premiere

The Threads Project #1 “Universal Dialogues”  


Wed., June 22, 7:30pm with post-performance Talk-Back

Thurs., June 23, 7:30pm with post-performance patron gala reception



$40, $30, & $15 (Students/Seniors) 6/22 and 6/23

$75 - BDT Celebrates 29 Years 6/23  

Special Discount! 20% off of $40/$30 tickets through June 18th with code: BDT20

Jacqulyn Buglisi collaborates with eight diverse choreographers—Alexander Anderson, Jennifer Archibald, Sidra Bell, PeiJu Chien-Pott, Daniel Fetecua, Loni Landon, Jesse Obremski, Blakeley White-McGuire—on her newest exploration, a multi-layered world that turns to the poets for truths. Buglisi believes that there is a gravitational awakening as our beautiful planet and societal order is unravelling. A time to thread new stories of courage and hope.


Captivating and timely, with lighting/set design by the award-winning Jack Mehler and costumes by FIT costume designer-on-the-rise Lauren Starobin, the dance draws inspiration from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which proclaims that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights... in a spirit of brotherhood” Each choreographer weaves their unique poetic voices, expressing and revealing the strengths and vulnerabilities of what makes us human.


“Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going.” – Rilke


Artistic Director/Choreographer: Jacqulyn Buglisi

Artistic Associate: Terese Capucilli

Artistic Collaborator: Blakeley White-McGuire

Collaborating Choreographers: Alexander Anderson, Jessica Archibald, Sidra Bell, Peiju Chien-Pott, Daniel Fetecua, Loni Landon, Jesse Obremski, Blakeley White-McGuire 

Music Soundscape Editor: John K. Stone

Lighting/Set Designer: Jack Mehler

Projection Designer: Joey Moro

Costume Designer: Lauren Starobin

Production Stage Manager: Jacqueline Reid


Blakeley White-McGuire, Ben Schultz, Lauren Jaeger, Jessica Sgambelluri, Ashley Merker, Greta Campo, Aoi Sato, Rayan Lecurieux-Durival, Sierra Sanders, Zachary Jeppsen, Kate Reyes, Esteban Santamaria, Gabrielle Willis, Isabella Pagano, Jai Perez; Understudy: Cristina Barretta; Apprentices: Emily Aslin, YuChin Tseng



Health and Safety Protocols:

Chelsea Factory will be implementing the following procedures to help ensure the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and artists.

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

  • Masks worn at all times inside Chelsea Factory


The Threads Project #1 “Universal Dialogues” is made possible through the generous support of the Jody and John Arnhold | Arnhold Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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