White (film)
Jessica Lang Dance filming White
Photo by Takao Komaru

Premiered in

6 (3 men, 3 women)

10 minutes

Foundation Support
Created during Lang's Joyce Theater Residency supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

“a true "magic lantern" show unlike anything that could be mounted live on a real-time stage.”
“Perhaps never has a single work of dance unveiled so many possibilites.”
“A clever commentary on time, space, and interaction.”
“Using a more folky, weighted vocabulary, Lang conveyed the poignancy of dance - the heartbreaking desire for moments to stretch for as long as possible.”
“White, a dance created on film, Lang and Maruyama experiment - quite successfully - with time and space, creating "a duet of slow motion and real time." The dancers are layered over one another, with some moving in slow motion, some moving in real time, and some moving superfast - and they interact and partner perfectly.”
“What makes Lang's work groundbreaking is that she hasn't just discovered some clever effects- she meticulously choreographs these on-screen interactions so expertly that we feel we are no longer watching film, or dance, or dance on film: it's like a completely new medium.”
“Flashes of humor (as when certain passages are sped up giving a 'silent movie' feeling) alternate with more resonant images where the dancers appear to be moving thru a dreamscape.”

Edvard Grieg

Costume Design
Elena Comendador

with Shinichi Maruyama, Edited by Tetsushi Wakasugi

Past Performances
July 22, 2011New York, NYMore Info
September 14, 2012Richmond, VAMore Info
January 18-20, 2013New Orleans, LAMore Info
August 7-11, 2013Becket, MAMore Info
September 20, 2013Houston, TXMore Info
November 7, 2013Storrs, CTMore Info
February 19-23, 2014New York, NYMore Info
April 5, 2014Park City, UTMore Info
April 12, 2014Cleveland, OHMore Info
May 30-31, 2014Beverly Hills, CAMore Info
October 23, 2014New Brunswick, NJMore Info
November 11-13, 2014Tucson, AZMore Info
November 15, 2014Wickenburg, AZMore Info
November 20, 2014Mesa, AZMore Info
March 7, 2015Rochester, NYMore Info
March 19-21, 2015Philadelphia, PAMore Info
March 28, 2015Washington, DCMore Info
April 9-10, 2015Istanbul, TurkeyMore Info
April 17, 2015Detroit, MIMore Info
April 25-26, 2015Queens, NYMore Info
July 22-24, 2015New York, NYMore Info
January 19, 2016Lexington, VAMore Info
January 30, 2016Birmingham, ALMore Info
February 9, 2016Manhattan, KSMore Info
February 11, 2016Des Moines, IAMore Info
February 13, 2016Minneapolis, MNMore Info
February 19, 2016Irvine, CAMore Info
October 28-29, 2016Vancouver, BCMore Info
December 3, 2016Lafayette, LAMore Info
January 27-28, 2017Boston, MAMore Info
February 17-19, 2017Los Angeles, CAMore Info
April 20-22, 2017Tel Aviv, IsraelMore Info
May 23, 2017Santa Fe, NMMore Info
October 20, 2017Annapolis, MDMore Info
December 2-3, 2017Moscow, RussiaMore Info
February 2, 2018St. Joseph, MNMore Info
February 8, 2018Amherst, MAMore Info
February 15, 2018The Massachusetts Daily CollegianMore Info
January 30, 2017The Arts FuseMore Info
January 28, 2017Boston GlobeMore Info
November 1, 2016Vancouver ObserverMore Info
February 22, 2016Los Angeles TimesMore Info
February 1, 2016artsBHAMMore Info
March 30, 2015BroadwayWorld.comMore Info
March 29, 2015The Washington PostMore Info
March 24, 2015Broad Street ReviewMore Info
March 21, 2015The Philadelphia InquirerMore Info
November 21, 2014Mesa Performing Arts ExaminerMore Info
April 14, 2014The Cleveland Plain DealerMore Info
February 24, 2014BroadwayWorld.comMore Info
February 23, 2014Theater is EasyMore Info
February 21, 2014Oberon's GroveMore Info
September 23, 2013HoustonPress.comMore Info
August 21, 2013The New YorkerMore Info
September 16, 2012Richmond Times DispatchMore Info
November 1, 2011Dance EuropeMore Info
July 22, 2011Oberon's GroveMore Info
March 23, 2015Daily SabahMore Info
March 20, 2015philly.comMore Info
March 4, 2015City NewspaperMore Info
February 16, 2014TDF StagesMore Info
July 14, 2011Oberon's GroveMore Info