Thank You For Coming: Attendance

Faye Driscoll

07—10 October


Australian Exclusive

One of the most original talents on the contemporary dance scene.

The New York Times

Concept and Direction FAYE DRISCOLL

A tangle of limbs and torsos swirls and eddies. Lines of energy ripple between bodies as individuals merge into a single shifting organism. Five dancers become one. That’s where you come in.

This first part of New York dancemaker Faye Driscoll’s remarkable trilogy Thank You For Coming announced her as one of the dance world’s most striking and sought after talents.

As warm and humorous as it is technically exquisite, her choreography is underscored by a humanity that envisions new modes of connection and communication. The borders between artist and audience soften, and theatre’s oft–forgotten function as a shared space is reaffirmed. Both ritualistic and chaotic, this is dance as complex and contradictory as the multitudes it has left in awe.

HOUSE PROGRAM Read up on the show before you see it.


 SUN 09 OCT AT 5PM, post-show FREE

Stay after the show for an artist talk with the cast and creative team.



Faye Driscoll leads a fun, messy, transformational performance practice where more not less is possible. In this workshop hosted by Lucy Guerin Inc, explore how we experience ourselves in active relationship to our bodies, images and fantasies. Find out more →

Performers Giulia Carotenuto, Sean Donovan, Alicia Ohs, Toni Melaas, Brandon Washington
Original Composition Michael Kiley
Lighting Design and Production Management Amanda K. Ringger
Tour Manager/Stage Manager Alessandra Calabi
Artistic Advisor Jesse Zaritt
Choreographic Assistant Nadia Tykulsker
Costume Construction and Alteration Sarah Thea Swafford
On-site Production Manager Randi Rivera
Original Cast Nikki Zialcita

Thank You For Coming: Attendance was made possible by the Danspace Project 2013-14 Commissioning Initiative; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; and Creative Capital with support from The Jerome Foundation, 92Y New Works in Dance Fund, a Headlands Alumni New Works Award and the assistance of New York State Council on the Arts, and is made possible through the sponsorship of The Field. Thank You For Coming: Attendance received a production residency at Danspace Project’s venue, St. Mark’s Church, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Thank You For Coming: Attendance is commissioned by Mass Live Arts through a multi-year residency and presentation commitment. Faye Driscoll received residency support from Park Avenue Armory, along with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Extended Life Dance Development program made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Tour Management and Producer Support of Thank You For Coming (Attendance, and Play) is provided by MAPP International Productions, as part of its MAPP On Tour program

IMAGE | Maria Baranova


Conception and Direction
Faye Driscoll
Faye Driscoll
Visual Design
Nick Vaughan
Visual Design
Jake Margolin
Sound Design
Michael Kiley