June 21 + 22, 2017
High Line, NYC

On the night of the summer solstice 2017, when the earth’s axis was most aligned with the sun, artistic director Mafalda Millies and choreographer Nathan Mitchell presented The-Solar-Do-Nothing-Dance on New York’s High Line. The performance took place across a quarter-mile strip of the park, paying homage to one of the first devices to convert solar energy to electricity: Charles and Ray Eames’ Solar-Do-Nothing Machine (1957).

The-Solar-Do-Nothing-Dance was produced by Eliza Soros, with an original score by the French underground composer Charles Derenne, a live violin performance by Molly Fletcher and drums by Patrick Steward of the Scissor Sisters. The performance took place in collaboration with liquor brand Maison St. Germain, including a mysterious, lush floral maze installation by the landscape designer Lily Kwong.

Featured in Vogue and Whitewall.