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04 11 2022 Music from the Sole Titus Ogilvie Laing 0333
  • Music + Performances

Sunset Wednesdays: Music From The Sole

Great Lawn; Rain site: Armor Hall
$15/adults; $10/students/seniors; $6/children 6-17; FREE/members and children under 6
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04 11 2022 Music from the Sole Titus Ogilvie Laing 0333
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Sunset Wednesdays kicks off with I Didn’t Come to Stay, the newest creation by the brilliant tap dance and live music company, Music From The Sole. In the work, Brazilian tap dancer and choreographer Leonardo Sandoval and bassist and composer Gregory Richardson lead eight dancers and a five-piece band in a performance that explores tap’s lineage and connections to other Afro-Diasporic forms. Together the pair embrace shared roots across the diaspora and reflect on racial and cultural identity, while also celebrating the joy, strength, depth, and virtuosity of Black dance and music.

Advance tickets encouraged, but not required, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251. In the event of inclement weather, this event will move to Armor Hall, in Wave Hill House. Capacity there is limited and ticketed guests receive priority seating. Premium admission is in effect from 4PM to 8PM each Sunset Wednesday. Passes and discounts, including guest passes, Culture Pass, AHS, etc., will not be accepted starting at 4PM. Member-for-a-Day passes are accepted.

Sunset Wednesdays take place on the Great Lawn. Visitors may bring folding chairs and blankets. Picnicking is permitted. Glyndor Gallery, The Café and Shop are open until 7PM.

Questions? Please email us at or call 718.549.3200 x251.

A grassy area overlooking the Hudson River, the Great Lawn is accessible from the front entrance of Wave Hill. Wave Hill House and Armor Hall are wheelchair-accessible. There is an accessible, ground-level entrance at the front of the building with a power-assist door. The restroom on the ground level is all-gender and ADA-compliant. Additional ADA-compliant restrooms are available on the lower level, which can be accessed by elevator.

I Didn’t Come to Stay was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This project is funded, in part, through a Seed Fund for Dance grant from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation, thanks to the support of the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. The piece’s creation was also supported by a 2022 grant from the O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation, and a 2022 APAP ArtsForward grant. Music From The Sole is supported by Dance/NYC’s Dance Advancement Fund, made possible by the Howard Gilman Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

The work is a commission from Works & Process at the Guggenheim and was created with the support of a summer 2020 Works & Process bubble residency at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park, as well as residency support in March 2021 from The Yard, an April 2021 Pillow Lab residency at Jacob’s Pillow, a 2022 Creative residency at Chelsea Factory, and a March 2022 Works & Process LaunchPAD “Process as Destination” residency at Catskill Mountain Foundation.

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