We are thrilled to have produced our first live performance featuring a group of independent artists who are furloughed from the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Chorus, and Orchestra.
While the Metropolitan Opera remains dormant, we are excited to be pivoting and creating our own opera-inspired chamber series. Our indoor performances were on March 6 and 7 at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm at Arts On Site (12 St. Mark's Pl) as part of their Arts Alive series, which has successfully been holding low-risk indoor performances since September.
This article offers a bit more information about the performances and the artists. If you were not able to attend in person, we have produced a filmed version of the program available on April 5th on this website for $10. Proceeds from the video will go towards expenses and compensation of the cast.
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In September 2020, a group of Met dancers came together to brainstorm creative ways to keep the Met Dancer community connected and engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic. While our traditional places of work and performance were closed, we sought ways to keep our creativity and artistic practice alive, to reach and inspire audiences through new channels, and to imagine a more equitable and inclusive landscape of dance and dance within opera.
Our independent collective, Dancers of the Met, creates and produces live performances, classes, films, and platforms for discourse and creativity. In addition to our independent projects, we collaborate with members of the Met Chorus Artists and Met Orchestra and emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of opera and the camaraderie between the many artists of the Met.
We have exciting programs on the horizon, and we look forward to sharing our creative journey with you!