photos by Cari Ann Shim Sham



Translucent Borders is a Working Group of the NYU Global Institute for Advanced Study.  The project looks at ways that dancers and musicians act as catalysts for mutual change between cultural entities across cultural, socio-political, linguistic and geographical divides. The past year's work has included expeditions to Israel/Palestinian Territories, Lesbos, and Ghana, and this January, Cuba. Initiated by Arts Professor Andy Teirstein, Translucent Borders involves professors in departments of Dance (Pam Pietro, Cari Ann Shim Sham, Jeremy Nelson, Wendy Perron), Performance Studies (Deborah Kapchan), and Steinhardt Music (Valerie Naranjo) as well as composers and choreographers outside of the institution.