Recommended Off-Off-Broadway: JENNIFER TIPTON: OUR DAYS AND NIGHT (Baryshnikov Arts Center)

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by Dmitry Zvonkov on October 10, 2022

in Theater-New York


Illustrious lighting designer Jennifer Tipton will share an exhibit of light in Baryshnikov Arts Center’s Jerome Robbins Theater for three performances only, November 17-19, 2022. Our Days and Night is designed to show the relationship of the earth to the sun, tracing the origin and precarity of the sun’s support of life, and exploring the visual archetypes of the seasons.

Well-known by performing arts audiences, Tipton’s designs have illuminated operas (see Stage and Cinema‘s review of Elektra at Lyric Opera), Broadway (To Kill A Mockingbird), dance (Paul Taylor), regional (The Dead), tours (Man in A Case with Mikhail Baryshnikov) and experimental productions (Wooster Group’s Vieux Carré) during her blindingly amazing career, for which she has won numerous awards.

As told to The New York Times, Tipton “…feels that light is like music. In some abstract, emotional, noncerebral, nonliterary way, it makes us feel, it makes us see, it makes us think, all without knowing exactly how and why. I certainly feel it’s the glue of a production. If the scenery and costumes don’t exactly go together, light can marry them.”

Theater artist Ain Gordon and choreographer and dancer and choreographer Liz Gerring will activate the installation. Our Days and Night features space design by Michael Yeargan and sound design by Scott Lehrer.

Jennifer Tipton was the recipient of the 2019-20 Cage Cunningham Fellowship, an award established in 2015 for artists who demonstrate John Cage and Merce Cunningham’s commitment to artistic innovation.

Jennifer Tipton
Our Days and Night (World Premiere)
November 17-19 at 7:30PM
Baryshnikov Arts Center Jerome Robbins Theater
for tickets ($25), visit BAC NY
Running time: 60 minutes

Light and Text by Jennifer Tipton
Dance Conceived by Jennifer Tipton
Created and Performed by Liz Gerring and Ain Gordon
Space Design by Michael Yeargan
Sound Design by Scott Lehrman
Associate to Jennifer Tipton: Krista Smith
Technical Assistant to Jennifer Tipton: Nicolas Vincent

About Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC)
BAC is the realization of a long-held vision by artistic director Mikhail Baryshnikov who sought to build an arts center in Manhattan that would serve as a gathering place for artists from all disciplines. BAC’s opening in 2005 heralded the launch of this mission, establishing a thriving creative laboratory and performance space for artists from around the world. BAC’s activities encompass a robust residency program augmented by a range of professional services, including commissions of new work, as well as the presentation of performances by artists at varying stages of their careers. In tandem with its commitment to supporting artists, BAC is dedicated to building audiences for the arts by presenting contemporary, innovative work at affordable ticket prices. For more information, visit

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