About the Project

For HEARD•NY, Chicago-based artist Nick Cave transformed Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall with a herd of thirty colorful life-size horses that broke into choreographed movement—or “crossings”— twice a day, accompanied by live music. The project was presented by Creative Time and MTA Arts for Transit as part of a series of events celebrating the centennial of Grand Central.


We are thrilled to have partnered with The Ailey School, whose students performed the crossings, and with Chicago-based choreographer William Gill, who worked with the artist to design the dancers’ movements. We are also delighted that harpists Shelley Burgon and Mary Lattimore, and percussionists Robert Levin and Junior Wedderburn provided the musical accompaniment.






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