Daylight was initially commissioned by the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis) and developed in conversation with the renowned Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron as they designed the Walker’s expansion project. Playing with architectural space and audience perception, Michelson and her highly skilled company will further develop this piece as a site-adaptive work for OtB. Daylight is driven by the romance, rigor, and futility of modern dance and the generosity of its cast and the house that presents it.
Daylight was scheduled to premiere at PS 122 (NYC) last January, but was postponed when Michelson broke her foot. The piece opened to audience and critical acclaim this June. Even with significant recognition, effusive media attention in the last several months and recent commissions by the Lyon Opera Ballet and Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, Michelson will only tour nationally this year to the Walker, OtB and the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival (NYC).
Says Artistic Director Lane Czaplinski, “The challenge of Sarah’s artistry and approach makes her difficult for most organizations to consider presenting, and as such, I’m particularly proud to be opening our season with this artist who is making waves in the dance world.”