This week we kicked off High Line Live! – our new program series that brings live theater, performance, and music to the park, thanks to the generous support of MetLife Foundation. More than 150 people joined us on Thursday, June 7 for the Hudson Guild Theater Company debut of their new production, The Sleeping Beauty on the High Line, a contemporary dance adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s classic The Sleeping Beauty. The performance coincided with the first anniversary of the opening of Section 2, making it an extra special occasion to gather with some of our closest neighbors.
Matthew Westerby choreographed the modern dance piece, which featured dancers of all ages and experience levels – many from our own community. The performance was produced by Jim Furlong, Director of Arts at Hudson Guild, a multi-service community center serving those who live, work, or go to school in Chelsea, with a focus on those in need. The Sleeping Beauty is one of many public programs we’ve presented at the High Line in partnership with Hudson Guild.
Join us after the jump to see more photos from The Sleeping Beauty on the High Line.
High Line Live! continues this week with Step to the High Line – a four-day festival of step performances celebrating the power and energy of our city’s youth. Later this month, the High Line Live! series continues with ¡Arriba! – sunset dance party featuring live salsa music by some of the city’s best Latin performers. Sign up for our email newsletter, like us on Facebook, or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter to stay connected.