Saturday, May 25, 2024
3:30 – 4:45PM

The award-winning Lenora Lee Dance, in collaboration with the South Street Seaport Museum presents “The World Premiere of Convergent Waves: NYC,” immersive, site-responsive performances on South Street Seaport Museum’s 1885 tall ship Wavertree, inspired by the history of the international cargo ship.

1885 tall ship Wavertree at the South Street Seaport Museum
Permanently moored at Pier 16 (Fulton and South Streets), New York City

Saturday–Monday, May 25–27, 2024
1pm & 3:30pm shows

FREE admission, reservations required, limited capacity
Performances will begin on time, please arrive early.
Tickets & Info:
Video teaser:

Come aboard the Seaport Museum’s 1885 tall ship Wavertree, where the contemporary dance performance will unfold against the backdrop of this historic vessel. Choreographed by award-winning dancer-artistic director Lenora Lee and the talented performers, this slate of dance vignettes has been inspired by and created specifically for Wavertree to artfully showcase an interactive journey through different areas of the ship, while delving into the rich history of this international cargo vessel—the last of its kind. Dance will take place in the massive cargo hold, the forecastle where the crew ate and slept, the captain’s saloon, and more. The piece will provide insight into the unseen lives of the laborers who helped to build New York City into the global hub it is today and the unexpected role of the sea as a site for freedom from the racial and gender barriers of the era.

Sign up today to ensure your spot for a unique experience that weaves together movement, history, and maritime spirit.

The audience will not be seated during the one-hour event and will actively move throughout the ship to witness this site-specific performance to experience intimate and engaging moments with performers that include video projection, recorded original music, and text. Access to Wavertree for this program involves climbing a few stairs, walking up an angled gangway, and descending a few stairs onto the deck. The lower decks are accessible via stairs, while the upper deck requires navigating steep ladder-like stairs.

In the interest of safety for our dancers, performances will not take place in the rain. Advanced registration is encouraged for this free event but walkups will be accommodated as possible.

Audience Feedback from previous LLD immersive performances:
“It was a truly unique and powerful experience, and I feel fortunate to have witnessed it. It snuck into my dreams last night.”
“It was brilliant and emotionally powerful.”

For tickets and more information about Convergent Waves: NYC, visit
To learn more about Lenora Lee Dance, visit

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