While You Wait… 2.0, “Unearthed” Premiere

We are thrilled to share The New School alumni choreographer Navarra Novy-Williams and 360° video artist and composer Carlos Johns-Dávila premiere viewing of  “Unearthed” on November 1st at 3 pm.

While You Wait… 2.0, “Unearthed”
When: Sunday November 1 at 3pm – 4pm
Where: Inwood Hill Park @Shorakapoc Rock Exact location HERE
For anyone unable to attend, the installation will also be viewable on their site anytime after Nov. 1.

While You Wait… is a series of site-specific virtual dance installations created and co-produced by Navarra Novy-Williams, choreographer, and Carlos Johns-Dávila, 360° video artist and composer. In a time when limited physical human connection is an act of solidarity, While You Wait… 2.0, Unearthed explores the boundaries of our connections with each other and with the animate world around us. Unearthed was created in collaboration with Upper Manhattan based dance-artists, Parijat Desai, Marielis Garcia, Waverly Fredericks, Alex Jenkins, Laura Mead, Kianna Moye, and Thomas Woodman.

Unearthed will be viewed in a socially distanced event on November 1, 2020 on location in Inwood Hill Park. The installation is watched through personal smartphones, QR code, and cardboard viewers. The process was documented at www.whileyouwait360.com and the final installation will also be available for remote viewing on the site beginning on November 1st.

The While You Wait… series pioneers a use of 360° video and VR technology to enrich non-traditional performance spaces with zero-footprint virtual installations. It challenges our sense of reality and reimagines the relationship between audience and performer by asking timely questions about our use of technology and the nature of our interactions in space. While You Wait… 1.0 was presented at the New School in April 2019.


Unearthed is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC, and Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC. UMEZ enhances the economic vitality of all communities in Upper Manhattan through job creation, corporate alliances, strategic investments, and small business assistance. LMCC serves, connects, and makes space for artists and community.