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The New York Times announces world premiere of THE DAY at Jacob's Pillow in Summer 2019

The New York Times has announced the world premiere performances of THE DAY – a collaboration between acclaimed cellist Maya Beiser, legendary dancer Wendy Whelan, prolific choreographer Lucinda Childs, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang – which will be presented by Jacob's Pillow at Doris Duke Theatre from July 31 through August 4, 2019.

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Beiser and Whelan performed two packed work-in-progress showings of THE DAY in the Catskills this month as part of their Lumberyard residency.

Featuring both women onstage for the duration of the performance, THE DAY is a meditation on two journeys – the mortal passage, followed by the eternal, post-mortal voyage of the soul. This bold, highly collaborative work explores universal themes not easily grappled with – memory, aging, death, the survival of the soul – through the shared language of music and dance.

Performers Wendy Whelan and Maya Beiser Choreography Lucinda Childs Words and Music David Lang

Scenic design Sara Brown Sound design Dave Cook Projection design Joshua Higgason Lighting design Natasha Katz Costume design Karen Young

​Creative producer Maya Beiser Managing producer Christina Jensen Production manager Emily McGillicuddy

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