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"The Table of Silence Project represents the common threads of humanity uniting mankind into a single force for peace in our world."

The Table of Silence Project represents the common threads of humanity which unite all mankind into a single force with common goals and aspirations regardless of race, culture, or religion. Through this event, we wish to achieve the dual purpose of celebrating and honoring peace, through listening, a united moment of silence - a call for Peace in our world… - Jacqulyn Buglisi

Photo: Terri Gold
Photo: Terri Gold

Our Gift to the World

The Table of Silence Project 9/11 is a free, public tribute for peace featuring 100+ dancers on the Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center, NYC on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 8:15-8:46 am EDT, and live streamed around the world. This moving meditation is realized through the powerful commitment of dedicated, passionate dancers from the multi-cultural NYC community.

Moving to the minimal plaintive strains of the flute and the ritualistic beat of the tympani, a metaphor for the heartbeat, the dancers create a peace labyrinth, a powerful pattern in concentric circles surrounding Lincoln Center’s Revson Fountain and drawing up the mandala energy from the earth, connecting dancers and viewers to the healing rituals of the natural world. Viewers onsite and worldwide in their homes, schools, and public spaces participate in this free commemoration along with the dancers in what we hope is becoming a tradition of peace.

Photo by Terri Gold
Photo by Terri Gold

Our Story

Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi created the Table of Silence Project 9/11 as the human embodiment of Rossella Vasta’s Table of Silence art installation, in movement and in meditative sound. Ms. Vasta’s installation of 100 ceramic plates represents a symbolic banquet table uniting humanity.  Mayor Claudio Ricci of Assisi, Italy has declared The Table of Silence Project an UNESCO Siti, a national treasure.

In partnership with Dance/NYC and The September Concert, Buglisi Dance Theatre collaborates with dancers from The Juilliard School, The Ailey School, Ballet Hispanico, the Martha Graham Center for Contemporary Dance, Dance Theatre of Harlem, National Dance Institute, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School, Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Capezio Center, and STEPS on Broadway, among many other groups of artists.

Let your voice be heard!

Help us make the Table of Silence Project come alive onsite at Lincoln Center and around the world through the livestream broadcast on September 11, 2013.

Now in the home stretch, we must still raise $7,500 to cover the costs of live streaming (camera equipment and operations/channel); workshop and rehearsal space; production equipment rental; costume and prop maintenance, and administrative overhead.

You can join us in commemoration by donating any amount! Your gift is recognition of the universal power that art has to communicate issues of global import.

Photo: Paul B. Goode
Photo: Paul B. Goode

How it Works

Kickstarter works as an all-or-nothing proposition. If we don’t meet our goal of $7,500, your credit card will not be charged and our project receives none of the benefits of your generosity. 

Anything amount raised in excess of the goal helps us further defray the costs of the project, and will allow us to spread our vision of peace even farther.

Aside from the 5% Kickstarter fee and a 3-5% Amazon credit card processing fee, all funds raised will be used directly for the Table of Silence Project performance tribute and live stream, and are tax-deductible. Thank you.

With your contribution, you will join with us as we raise our voices for peace from the arts community of America to the world, and we will together honor all who seek peace and healing.

We thank you for helping us do so.

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The realization of The Table of Silence Project 2013 ceremony and live stream broadcast depends on the generosity of friends old and new. Your financial support allows us to share a message of hope, compassion, and tolerance with the world community.

We must still raise $7,500 to cover the costs of live streaming (camera equipment and operations/channel); workshop and rehearsal space; production equipment rental; costume and prop maintenance, and administrative overhead.

You can join us in commemoration by donating any amount! Your gift is recognition of the universal power that art has to communicate issues of global import.

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    Your name or a remembrance name will appear in recognition of your support for the Table of Silence Project and your commitment to peace on our commemorative program.

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    Receive a commemorative Table of Silence Project postcard autographed by Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi.

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    All of the above plus...we will include your name or a remembrance name in the Table of Silence Project Program and you will receive a copy of the program, signed by the Artistic Director.

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    All of the above plus…We will include your name or a remembrance name as a supporter of peace in the credits on the international live stream feed of the Table of Silence 2013. The first ten dancers pledging this amount will receive 1 free master class with the Artistic Director.

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    All of the above plus… Access the exclusive VIP viewing area on the balcony of the David H. Koch Theatre for the Table of Silence Project 2013.

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    All of the above plus… Receive a Table of Silence ceremonial ceramic plate carried by one of the dancers, designed and signed by Rossella Vasta, exclusively for the Table of Silence Project 9/11.

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