Danspace Project Honors Philip Glass

Philip Glass, photo by Raymond Meier

At its annual gala on April 27th, Danspace Project will honor Philip Glass.  Considered one of the greatest composers of the late 20th century, Glass will be honored for his significant contributions to American dance and his major impact on international art and culture.  Tickets to this exciting evening are limited but still available, so orders should be placed as soon as possible.

“Philip has been and continues to be an amazing collaborative force in dance,” said Judy Hussie-Taylor, Danspace Project Executive Director.  “We are fortunate to have a multi-generational group of friends and collaborators to celebrate Philip’s work—from renowned early collaborators like Lucinda Childs and Jon Gibson to the extraordinary Tim Fain.”

The gala will feature performances by acclaimed choreographer and Guggenheim Fellow, Lucinda Childs, dance pioneer Molissa Fenley, and the ten-time BESSIE award-winning Susan Marshall & Company. The evening will also feature composer and founding member of the Philip Glass Ensemble Jon Gibson, American violinist Timothy Fain, fiddler and Canadian icon Ashley MacIsaac, and virtuosic pianist Pedja Muzijevic.  Multi-media pioneer Laurie Anderson will deliver a personal introduction of the honoree, and the evening is co-chaired by Chuck Close and Richard Serra.

Danspace Project’s annual gala begins at 6 PM on April 27th and will be held at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, Second Avenue and East Tenth Street, New York City.

Tickets to the gala can be ordered online.  For more information, contact Kate Garroway, Development Manager at 212.674.3554 or kate (at) danspaceproject (dot) org.

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