(l to r) Jasmine Chiu and PeiJu Chien-Pott in ‘Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise.’ (Photo Stephanie Berger. Courtesy The Shed.)
It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a year since The Shed opened its soaring doors to the public, and nobody can deny the magnitude and impact of the multipurpose space on New York City’s cultural scene.
Artistic director and CEO Alex Poots released the following statement:
“After more than a decade of dreaming, planning, and building, The Shed opened its doors for the first time with Soundtrack of America, a five-night concert series celebrating the influence of African American music with a new generation of groundbreaking artists. In the months that followed, more than 100 artists created new works of dance, theater, visual art, music, and more, commissioned by The Shed.
As our city and the world face a crisis of unthinkable impact, it’s daunting not knowing when it will be safe to gather together for a special occasion like an anniversary or simply to see a performance or exhibition. Still, we want to take a moment to thank you for being part of the first year in the life of The Shed, and for believing in us.
We’ve only just begun our journey, and I am so grateful to the artists that we had the privilege to commission and work with across so many disciplines. We’re very proud of the ambitious new artworks they created and that were brought to life here in our city. We sincerely look forward to the days we can be together with you all again and share with you new productions, exhibitions, and experiences.”
All Arts released a new documentary about the groundbreaking venue: