Tesseracts of Time
Jessica Lang Dance performing Tesseracts of Time
Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Premiered in

9 (5 men, 4 women)

21 minutes

Commissioned by
The Chicago Architecture Biennial, Lead Commissioner. John and Caroline Balantine, Sandra and Jack Guthman, and Michael and Sharon Tiknis through the Imagine campaign; Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Society for the Performing Arts: Commissioning Partners

Foundation Support
Made possible with support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Charles & Deborah Adelman, the Dau Family Foundation and the Fishman Family Fund, an advised fund of the Brooklyn Community Foundation. This work was created during the 2015 New York City Center Choreography Fellowship, a Pocantico Center residency and at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center.

“Nine dancers move at times like a single 18-limbed body, organism guided by one curious mind, with individuals shearing off from the group, only to regather.”
“"Tesseracts of Time" celebrates form and shape and shows how bodies can be malleable, strict, graceful, and frenetic.”
- Alexandra Villarreal, Huffington Post, November 10, 2015

David Lang, Morton Feldman, John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Arvo Pärt

Set Design
Steven Holl

Costume Design
Bradon McDonald

Lighting Design
Nicole Pearce

Past Performances
November 5, 2015Chicago, ILMore Info
November 6, 2015Chicago, ILMore Info
October 1, 2016Kansas City, MOMore Info
October 5-6, 2016New York, NYMore Info
November 10-12, 2016Seattle, WAMore Info
December 9, 2016Dallas, TXMore Info
January 13, 2017Park City, UTMore Info
February 17-19, 2017Los Angeles, CAMore Info
February 25, 2017Indianapolis, INMore Info
March 23, 2017Iowa City, IAMore Info
April 12, 2017University Park, PAMore Info
May 13, 2017New Orleans, LAMore Info
May 20, 2017Houston, TXMore Info
February 8, 2018Amherst, MAMore Info
November 16, 2018Princeton, NJMore Info
February 15, 2018The Massachusetts Daily CollegianMore Info
December 20, 2016Theater JonesMore Info
December 10, 2016Dallas NewsMore Info
December 1, 2016Seattle DancesMore Info
November 11, 2016Seattle TimesMore Info
November 11, 2016Seattle PiMore Info
October 2, 2016The Kansas City StarMore Info
December 1, 2015The Creators ProjectMore Info
November 10, 2015Huffington PostMore Info
November 9, 2015Art InterceptsMore Info
November 7, 2015Chicago TribuneMore Info
March 15, 2017Iowa NowMore Info
February 15, 2017Los Angeles TimesMore Info
December 26, 2016Dallas NewsMore Info
December 8, 2016Dallas Morning NewsMore Info
December 6, 2016Dallas NewsMore Info
October 11, 2016ArchDailyMore Info
December 10, 2015Chicago TribuneMore Info
December 1, 2015Architectural RecordMore Info
November 1, 2015Dance MagazineMore Info
October 1, 2015Dance Teacher MagazineMore Info