Mendelssohn / Incomplete
Jessica Lang Dance performing Mendelssohn / Incomplete
Photo by Sharen Bradford

Premiered in

6 (3 men, 3 women)

8 minutes

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

“"Mendelssohn/Incomplete" was completed by the dance itself. That is, the six flowing dancers, in waves of muted plum and slate gray, actually became a representation of the music.”
“"Mendelssohn/Incomplete" has a natural, unforced symmetry that is unafraid to acknowledge the weightiness of the human body”
“The partnering work is genteel, but with spirit, and present throughout her work is a mesmerizing use of dynamics- simple kneeling or lunging becomes so much more when rendered by her dancers in varying, unearthly qualities.”
“These dancers moved seamlessly thru Jessica's choreographic passages all of which stemmed naturally and gracefully from the flow of this poignantly expressive music.”

Felix Mendelssohn

Costume Design
Elena Comendador

Lighting Design
Nicole Pearce

Past Performances
July 22, 2011New York, NYMore Info
January 9, 2012New York, NYMore Info
September 14, 2012Richmond, VAMore Info
January 14, 2013New York, NYMore Info
January 18-20, 2013New Orleans, LAMore Info
September 14, 2013Dallas, TXMore Info
September 20, 2013Houston, TXMore Info
February 19-23, 2014New York, NYMore Info
April 5, 2014Park City, UTMore Info
April 12, 2014Cleveland, OHMore Info
May 23, 2014Guatemala City, GuatemalaMore 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 19-21, 2015Philadelphia, PAMore Info
March 28, 2015Washington, DCMore Info
April 9-10, 2015Istanbul, TurkeyMore Info
April 17, 2015Detroit, MIMore Info
July 14, 2015Tarrytown, NYMore Info
October 17-18, 2015Queens, NYMore Info
January 19, 2016Lexington, VAMore Info
February 13, 2016Minneapolis, MNMore Info
April 2, 2016Lyndon Center, VTMore Info
April 12, 2016Tulsa, OKMore Info
May 28, 2016Tivoli, NYMore Info
July 26, 2016San Luis Potosi, MexicoMore Info
July 29-30, 2016Mexico City, MexicoMore Info
November 18-19, 2016Victoria, BCMore Info
December 1, 2016Meridian, MSMore Info
December 3, 2016Lafayette, LAMore Info
February 8, 2017Boone, NCMore Info
February 9, 2017Clemson, SCMore Info
February 28, 2017East Lansing, MIMore Info
March 7, 2017Interlochen, MIMore Info
April 14, 2017Bloomsburg, PAMore Info
January 20, 2018Danville, KYMore Info
November 19, 2016Times ColonistMore Info
April 13, 2016Tulsa WorldMore 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
September 16, 2012Richmond Times DispatchMore Info
November 1, 2011Dance EuropeMore Info
July 22, 2011Oberon's GroveMore Info
November 17, 2016Times ColonistMore Info
March 23, 2015Daily SabahMore Info
March 20, 2015philly.comMore Info
February 16, 2014TDF StagesMore Info
July 14, 2011Oberon's GroveMore Info