A teenage dancer from Wyckoff will be one of those featured in a special tribute dance next week commemorating the twelfth anniversary of September 11.
13-year-old Emily Mintz is the youngest dancer featured in this year’s Table of Silence Project 9/11.
The dance will feature over 100 dancers performing a free public tribute for peace on the Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center in New York City. The performance is happening on September 11 at 8:15 a.m. It wraps up at 8:46 a.m., the exact time that American Airlines flight 11 crashed into the North Tower.
According to a release on the event, next week’s performance will mark the third annual Table of Silence.
In the performance, the dancers, “gather in silent procession, forming patterns of concentric circles to create a peace labyrinth while encircling the Revson Fountain as a symbol of eternity, compassion and continuity of the life cycle,” the release explains. “At 8:46 a.m., the dancers will turn their wrists with open palms and extend their arms to the sky for one minute, evoking the simple gesture of universal peace. Spectators are invited to join them in this ritual.”
Jacqulyn Buglisi, one of the choreographers behind the project, said in the release that it is meant to promote peace.
"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,” she said. “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."
The performance is free and open to the public, and will be streamed online. Last year, the online stream was watched in 25 countries across the world, and by American troops serving in Afghanistan.
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