Developed in part over the last few years and most recently during a Works & Process bubble residency at Catskill Mountain Foundation, the performance/dance piece Unveiling was performed three times on Tuesday (6/1), first in the afternoon at Lincoln Center as part of its Restart Stages series, and then twice in the evening at the Guggenheim Museum. Unveiling features the work of choreographer Sonya Tayeh and the music of Moses Sumney, and was performed by dancers Lia Cirio, Robbie Fairchild, Lorenzo Pagano, Ida Saki, Gabe Stone Shayer, and Cassandra Trenary.
While the performances at Lincoln Center and Guggenheim consisted of very similar choreography, each felt like a vastly different experience. The afternoon set at Lincoln Center took place outdoors at the bandshell in Damrosch Park. Audience members had assigned seats, which were scattered and limited due to Covid protocols. It seemed a little strange but exciting to witness a show in the middle of a warm, bright weekday. Moses Sumney didn't perform at the day time performance, but the dancers' abilities were on full-display during the 30-minute piece.