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This show closed on July 1, 2018

About The Let Go

Interdisciplinary artist Nick Cave creates a dance-based town hall—part installation, part performance—to which the community of New York is invited to “let go” and speak their minds through movement, work out frustrations, and celebrate independence as well as community. The reimagined Wade Thompson Drill Hall allows for social gatherings and is activated by “chase,” a multi-colored, 100-foot-long mylar sculpture that glides across the dance floor. 'The Let Go' deals with issues of social justice through dance, music, and performance.

On weekday evenings Cave will orchestrate a cast of dancers in his signature Up Right performances, where dancers perform new site-situated choreography by Cave and dancer and choreographer Francesca Harper that celebrates self-determination in a grand procession around “chase,” accompanied by the melodic voices of baritone Jorell Williams and Vy Higginsen’s Sing Harlem Choir. While weekday performances begin at 8:00pm and last approximately 1 hour, the installation is open to ticket holders from 7:30-11:00pm.

During weekends, visitors are invited to express themselves through movement within the installation to music curated by some of New York’s leading DJs played as a soundtrack or mixed live. Participants will be engaged by dancers leading games of Twister, Soul Train lines, a special line dance called 'The Let Go' created for the installation, soundsuit invasions, and other dance-based encounters.

Run Time

Up Right Performances are 60 minutes. The Installation has no time limit.

Start Date

End Date

Park Avenue Armory

643 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065

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