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100+ Dancers in a free public tribute and prayer for peace

conceived by Choreographer Jacqulyn Buglisi and Italian Artist Rossella Vasta

Each September 11 from 8:20 a.m. to 8:46 a.m.

on the Josie Roberston Plaza at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, NYC


The Table of Silence Project represents the common threads of humanity which unite all mankind into a single force with common goals and aspirations regardless of race, culture or religion. Through this event we wish to achieve the dual purpose of celebrating and honoring peace, through listening, a united moment of silence - a call for Peace in our world…

– Jacqulyn Buglisi


The opportunity to physically “give body” to the table came to my mind after I saw Buglisi's Requiem 9/11.  When I first realized my 100 plates I imagined that there were 100 people sitting at this table…The idea of a never ending body of individuals unified by the repetition of one becomes a meditative mantra.

– Rossella Vasta


The Table of Silence Project is made possible, in part, with 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.  Buglisi Dance Theatre acknowledges with gratitude:  Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Reynold Levy, President, Kerry Madden, Kwabena Slaughter; David H. Koch Theater, Mark Heiser; New York City Ballet, Thomas A. Lemanski; Bizzirri Ceramic Factory; Alessandro Gherardi; Steps on Broadway, Diane Grumet; Dance/NYC, Lane Harwell; The September Concert, Haruko Smith; Baryshnikov Arts Center; The Juilliard School Dance Division; New York Community Trust; Howard Bayne Fund; Harkness Foundation for Dance, Shubert Foundation; Artisanal Bistro; Jody and John Arnhold; Carol Paumgarten; Penny Frank Mandel; Cora Cahan; Kevin McKenzie; Arts & Business Council of New York; Manhattan Chamber of Commerce; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP; Lawrence Scott; Paul B. Goode Photography; Terri Gold Imagery; Marilynn Donini, DanceOn, and our wonderful Volunteers.

Background photo (c) Terri Gold.

The Table of Silence Project 9/11

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