Starting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018, Madison Square Park is presenting another of its unique programming events. This one is a free public performance of original dance/imagery program “If There Were a Moon,” put on by the Alice Farley Dance Theater.
The dance piece, which Broadway World describes as “a dance of gesture and image designed to conjure moonlight by day,” will be performed by a ten-member dance ensemble among the sculptures of Diana Al-Hadid’s “Delirious Matter,” the art installation currently on display in the park through the summer months as part of the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s ongoing art exhibition program.
Alice Farley is known for her unique combination of dance with circus, magic, puppetry, costuming and choreography to create dance experiences rich with visual delights.
Farley collaborated with composer Peter Garland on this performance piece, set to Garland’s original piece “Moon Viewing Music.” On Thursday evening, the ensemble will be led by the performance’s featured artist, Sufi teacher Felicia Norton.
The Alice Farley Dance Theater company has created many notable performances in a diversity of locations from the Smithsonian and the Whitney Museum to the Singapore Arts Center and the Bronx Zoo. Their last NYC performance was at Lincoln Square in December 2017 as part of the Winter’s Eve festivities.
“If There Were a Moon” will begin at 7:00 p.m. and last approximately 55 minutes. For easiest access to the performance, enter Madison Square Park on the east side via 24th Street and Madison Avenue. We recommend arriving early to ensure a good vantage point from which to enjoy the performance.