A SITE-SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE/INSTALLATION FOR NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AT LINCOLN CENTER
For the re-opening of the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Stephan Koplowitz created (In) Formations, a two-part performance/installation that reflects the great treasures of the Library for the Performing Arts and its importance to the performing arts world. Forty dancers performed on Lincoln Center Plaza in front of the Library and along the wall of the Metropolitan Opera and on threefloors inside the Library for the Performing Arts. An original score by Quentin Chiappetta incorporated music and sound selections from the Library collections and fragments of interviews with Library staff. Original costumes by Christianne Myers referenced the Library building and collections and longtime Koplowitz collaborator Tony Giovannetti was the lighting designer. The 15 minute work was performed several times during each evening.
Mr. Koplowitz made ingenious use of the space outside the library and the enormous windowed facade of its entrance.