November 1, 2009 - 8:00pm
At 8:00 on the Red Steps in Duffy Square, acclaimed musician and artist Arto Lindsay begins a procession, SOMEWHERE I READ, featuring 50 dancers in large white trench coats. Serving as Performa 09’s opening event, Lindsay’s procession of dancers swerved and jived from block to block down the Broadway pedestrian plazas to 42nd Street. A central element of the piece was the use of cell phones as musical instruments in a sort of pared-down marching band. Arto Lindsay’s Performa Commission was developed in collaboration with choreographer Lily Baldwin and architects Bureau V. and is presented in partnership with the Times Square Alliance Public Art Program.

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