Joyce Theater

A collaboration among legends, THE DAY is a new work by cellist Maya Beiser, beloved dancer Wendy Whelan, iconoclastic choreographer Lucinda Childs, and Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang. A New York premiere, this momentous melding of multi-genre creative genius comes in an evening-long sensory exploration of two journeys—life and the eternal, post-mortal voyage of the soul. THE DAY is a bold and highly collaborative work that explores universal themes through the shared language of music and dance.

Curtain Chat: Wed, Oct 23


Photo by Nils Schlebusch

Funding Credits

Lead support for The Joyce’s presentation of THE DAY provided by Virginia and Timothy Millhiser.  Underwriting support provided by Melanie Coronetz and Bruce G. Miller.  Support for live music provided by Michael Sekus and Bianca Russo; and Ed Petrou, in loving memory of Rachel Petrou.  The presentation of THE DAY was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

The Day was supported, in part, by the Inaugural Artist Fellowship at The Joyce’s Artist Residency Center, made possible by lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional commissioning support was provided by the Wendy Whelan New Works Initiative.



Ticket Prices

Tickets start at $10!

Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.

Wendy Whelan, Lucinda Childs, and Maya Beiser discuss the making of THE DAY.

A Collaboration of Legends, Take a Sneak Peek into the intense world of THE DAY

October 22—27 Maya Beiser + Wendy Whelan + Lucinda Childs + David Lang

The Day

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