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Table of Silence Project 9/11
at Lincoln Center, NYC


Artistic Director/Choreographer Jacqulyn Buglisi and Buglisi Dance Theatre announce Études, a life-affirming film with dancers from around the world answering the Call to Action for global unity, healing and peace streamed live from Lincoln Center with the Table of Silence Project 9/11 on September 11, 2021. This powerful message honors all those whose lives are touched by the current crises our world is facing today…

TableofSilenceProject Dancers in front S

Table of Silence Project 9/11 Photo by Darial Sneed | Dancers leading So Young An, Abdiel Jacobsen

Lend your voice in solidarity in expressing what makes us human by creating a 10-second film of yourself using or inspired by the movement elements and gestures of the Table of Silence Project 9/11.  


Your étude story will be included in the film “Études” edited by Nel Shelby Productions, and streamed live around the world as part of the Table of Silence Project 9/11 at Lincoln Center on Saturday, September 11th. 


Our goal is to have a powerful representation of the world dance community! Please share this with your dance community and on social media to company dancers from every country on every continent.  



  • Submission Deadline August 26, 2021

  • To Create your “Étude” practice your meditative breathing. In this sacred space, inspired by the choreography, movements and gestures of the Table of Silence Project 9/11, create your Étude story poem for peace. 

  • Attire: Wear white only for purity, the symbol of silence and dancing barefoot

  • No Earbuds 

  • Please choose a beautiful background, indoors or outdoors

  • Record your one Solo, 10-seconds in length while dancing barefoot.  

  • For reference SEE: Full length Performance Ritual  

  • Also found on Vimeo:   

Instructions How to Record and Send


<Record your 10-second video>

  • Please record it horizontally (landscape mode)

  • Please put yourself in the center of the frame.

  • Make sure light is coming from in front of you, not behind you. If you are outside, make sure you are not backlit.

  • Please use the highest quality you can get from your phone, tablet, or computer.

  • When recording, be sure to remove your earbuds.

  • Please make your recording without music.

<Send the video>

<Confirmation email> 

  • You will receive a confirmation email from Buglisi Dance Theatre upon receipt of video. 

  • BDT is deeply grateful to everyone who sends their voice for peace. 


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The arts have always been a leader in journeying us through dark times, and so it is our hope that the weaving of the binding threads of our voices as artists will inspire people to look inward and demand the transformation needed for the flourishing future of human existence.


Thank you.

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