Choreography Noémie Lafrance

Dancers Heather Hammond, Corey Harrower, Gary Lai, Jeffrey Lyon, Chelsea O'Brian, Kevin O'Connor

Composer Janek SchaeferLive Strings Bard College Conservatory of Music
Costumes Noémie Lafrance
Lighting Design Thomas Dunn
Rigging Design Sean Riley, Gravity Design
Riggers Spencer Evans, Phil Ho, David Freitag

 Site The exterior wall of the Frank Gehry-designed Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Travel to view Rapture To fully experience Rapture, the audience was invited to travel around the building and view the performance from different vantage points.

Dates September 25-28, October 2-5, 2008, 7pm

Commissioned by The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College as part of Summerscape and the Bard Music Festival. 

The performance of Rapture was preceded by Manorfield, a study of topography and time, performed by Bard College Dance Students.

> Manor Field

The Rapture Series will be performed on Gehry buildings worldwide.

> The Rapture Series


> Wall Street Journal
> L.A. Times
> Brooklyn Eagle
> London Sunday Times
> Financial Times
> Travel + Leisure
> Chronogram
> Dance Magazine, 2007
> Dance Magazine, 2008
> Architect's Newspaper
> En Route
> Journal de Montreal
> WG


> Bookmark
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> Postcard Front
> Postcard Back
> Rapture Press Kit



Rapture is a site-specific choreography by Noémie Lafrance performed on the undulating roofs of the Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center, located in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. The performance features dancers traveling across the entire structure of the building, using innovative rigging systems. Rapture captures the building's dynamic architecture in movement, celebrating the striking fluidity of Frank Gehry's design.

> Rapture Film page

Rapture Performance
Rapture Demo
Rapture Demo 2
Rapture Documentary
Rapture Film Clip
Wall Street Journal Online Press
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