Saturdays, June 3, 10, and 17, 2023; 6 pm
Museum-wide, The Met Fifth Avenue
Duration: 90 minutes
Choreographed by Madeline Hollander
Produced by Sasha Okshteyn
Costumes by Andrew Jordan
Dancers: Eva Alt, Antuan Byers, Andrew Champlin, Eloise de Luca, Marielis Garcia, Katie Gaydos, Morgan Griffin, Miguel Guzman, Leah Ives, Amanda Kmett’Pendry, Cori Kresge, Lauren Newman, Jeremy Pheiffer, Raymond Pinto, Huiwang Zhang
Special thanks to the extraordinary help from Daniel Kershaw, Megan Metcalf, Sasha Oshken, Loreta Lamargese, Bortolami, Limor Tomer, Art Priromptrintr, Harrison Corthell, Lauren Newman, Sam Parker, Andrew Jordan, Julian Harake, Charles Tantillo, Maik Atlas, Maanik Chauhan, The Met's security guards, and to all of the dancers for their collaboration and for bringing this piece to life.
Water is all around The Met—in its iconic Plaza fountains, the water features that dot the galleries, and even beneath the Museum, where a network of natural springs flows alongside the Old Croton Aqueduct, the waterway that allowed New York to flourish. In Hydro Parade, artist, choreographer, and dancer Madeline Hollander takes inspiration from The Met's many water sources, staging a durational performance that travels a meditative, rhythmic journey around the Museum's water features. With a continuous stream of movement that flows between the galleries, Hollander connects the ancient waterways that lurk below the Museum to the buzzing activity within its walls.
Free with Museum admission
Open rehearsals during Museum hours until June 3
This program is made possible by the Arnhold Fund for Dance Innovation at The Met.
Photo: Fountain in the Robert Lehman Wing, Court Level