Part walking tour, part performance, part guided meditation through the beautiful and richly historical Green-Wood Cemetery, Angels and Accordions was produced annually by Dance Theatre Etcetera and the Green-Wood Historic Fund from 2004-10.
Angels and Accordions takes thousands of visitors through Green-Wood's beautiful rolling hills and inside its otherwise-closed-and-locked mausoleums. Along the way they are confronted by images of "Angels" in stirring tableaux vivant in dialogue with the natural landscape and statuary of the cemetery. A number of largescale choregraphed movement pieces punctuate the performance, accompanied throughout by a chorus of accordions, as visitors explore the permanent resting ground of notables from Leonard Bernstein to Jean-Michel Basquiat to Boss Tweed.
Carving a space for reflection in a busy city, Angels and Accordions is a truly unique performance event in the New York City landscape.