About the Project

During her ten week residency at the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, choreographer and director Ann Carlson launched the first phase of a three-year project, Mirage. This large-scale performance incorporated the creative contributions of diverse and often under-represented local constituencies; throughout the summer Carlson worked with children from nearby settlement houses and schools, community choir members, domestic workers, and developmentally disabled adults.


Individuals and groups were encouraged to visit the Anchorage and take part in Carlson’s lively laboratory. At the conclusion of the residency, Carlson presented six public performances, during which audiences moved though the space, from event to event, experiencing a carnival of images and action.


Photograph by Marty Heitner




Ann Carlson

Art in the Anchorage 11: Mirage