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Niarchos Foundation Boosts N.Y.'s Lincoln Center Artistic Magnet

The National Herald

Free Live Music Returns Today to a Newly Verdant Lincoln Center. (Photo by snf.org via Lincoln Center)

As New York slowly returns to partial life during the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, visitors to the famed Lincoln Center will see a new look in the world premiere of You Are Here, a public sculpture, sound, and live performance installation conceived by Andrea Miller, award-winning choreographer.

The commission is supported by the Arnhold Dance Innovation Fund (ADIF) and will be presented as part of Restart Stages beginning July 14, said the site IloveTheUpperWestSide.com.

It's part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation-Lincoln Center Agora Initiative which activates outdoor space through artistic and community initiatives and reimagines public space for a new era, the report said.

It's also part of Miller's investigation of the human pursuit of understanding through the alchemy of performance that will give visitors a more interactive and different look at the famous outdoor space that's designed to become a site for communion to get through the pandemic in the spirit of human survival.

Sculptures created by Tony Award-winning scenic designer Mimi Lien will stand in the space of the human beings; each sculpture will house a speaker through which the audio portraits of New Yorkers are projected, said Broadway World.