"The Table of Silence Project represents the common threads of humanity which unite all mankind into a single force with common goals and aspirations regardless of race, culture, or religion. Through this event, we wish to achieve the dual purpose of celebrating and honoring peace and freedom for all people suffering oppression, through listening, a united moment of silence - a call for Peace in our world." - Jacqulyn Buglisi, choreographer
On September 11, 2015, the fifth annual 9/11 Table of Silence Project Memorial Tribute took place on the Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center in New York City. Over 150 dancers participated in this moving performance that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said, "unites the New York City arts community to spread a message of peace and hope."
The Table of Silence Project's website describes this initiative as, "a multi-cultural prayer for peace, realized through a transcendent ceremony for 100 dancers swathed in white, that carries out the vision of choreographer Jacqulyn Buglisi and artist Rossella Vasta. The site-specific work is titled after Vasta’s installation of 100 terracotta plates arranged around a symbolic banquet table uniting humanity. Buglisi transforms the concept into a moving meditation, a poetic call for tolerance and peace in our world."
Watch the 2015 Table of Silence Tribute here:
More information on this project can be found at TableOfSilence.org.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/7076