Past Performing Arts | Dance

Netta Yerushalmy

Distant Dance Demonstration

Live intro | Mar 23


A person dances while wearing a mask.

This timely choreographic work by Netta Yerushalmy—introduced live by the artist on March 23—offers a new way to experience dance in the virtual realm.

Documenting an unauthorized outdoor live performance at Manhattan’s East River Park Amphitheater on September 3, 2020, this video project attempts to preserve a dance made in real space and refocus it for an audience online. Filmed during an ongoing global health crisis while confronting the deep inequities and unbalanced power structures embedded in every system, this evolving dance work is a time capsule that we are still living in. Editor and director Jeremy Jacob uses footage of the performance alongside animation, digital design, and high-quality photography by Maria Baranova to introduce a new way to experience dance virtually: a bridge between forms as we bridge time and new realities. 

Yerushalmy introduces the presentation live on March 23 starting at 5 PM EST; Distant Dance Demonstration remains on our site through April 13.

Choreography by Netta Yerushalmy
Performed by and created with Marc Crousillat, Stanley Gambucci, Nick Sciscione, Caitlin Scranton, Hsiao-Jou Tang, Babacar Top, and Symara Johnson
Video design and direction by Jeremy Jacob
Photography by Maria Baranova

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"It feels like you’re looking out of a window instead of at a screen...soulful."
Gia Kourlas, New York Times
A person dances while wearing a mask.

Photo: Maria Baranova

A person in the middle of a dance step. They wear a mask.

Photo: Maria Baranova

Two people dance. They both wear masks.

Photo: Maria Baranova

A screenshot of a dance performance that is overlaid with a pattern of human silhouettes.
A screenshot of a dance performance is overlaid with a cutout of a person dancing.
A screenshot of dancers performing in an archway. A pink radiating graphic is overlaid on top of the image.

Copresented with Los Angeles Performance Practice.

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Past Performing Arts

Netta Yerushalmy