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From the Horse’s Mouth: 25 Years of Dancing and Telling Tales

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Screening of selections from the documentary From the Horse’s Mouth and a panel discussion of dance artists.

From the Horse’s Mouth combines dance and theater to tell stories of dancers and dancing. This series of productions is a celebratory multi-disciplinary dance and theater production in which 20-25 performers ranging from dancers, choreographers, and dance professionals of all ages and dance traditions share memories and perform their own movement within an environment of projected images and video segments.

For its 25th year celebrating the “Heart and History of Dance,” From the Horse’s Mouth presents a screening of selections from the documentary made during the 1998 premiere performances of From the Horse’s Mouth at Joyce Soho in New York City. The film offers a microcosm of the New York dance scene of the 1990s. The program will also feature a panel discussion of dance artists who have played a major role in productions over the past 25 years.

Photo Credit: Publicity shot from the first performances of FTHM in 1998. Photo by Tom Caravaglia.


SEATING POLICY | Programs are free and open to all, but registration is requested. Check-in line forms 45 minutes before the advertised start time. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. Five minutes before the advertised start time, all seats are released, regardless of registration, to our patrons in the stand-by line. If you arrive after the program starts, you will be seated at the discretion of our front-of-house staff.

STANDBY LINE | If registration is sold out or has ended, do not fret! We welcome you to come to the Library regardless of registration status and wait in our standby line, which forms 45 minutes before the advertised start time. Five minutes before the program starts, all remaining seats are released. While this is not guaranteed, we will do our best to get you into any of our programs.

ASSISTIVE LISTENING AND ASL | ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing

BRUNO WALTER POLICY | Please note that any unoccupied seat will be released five minutes before the show begins and holding seats for anyone beyond that is prohibited. There is no food or drink allowed inside the venue.

AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING | Programs may be photographed and recorded by and at the discretion of the Library for the Performing Arts and will post signs indicating as such. If you would prefer your image not be captured, please let us know and we can seat you accordingly. Attending any program indicates your consent to being filmed/photographed and your consent to the use of your recorded image for any and all purposes of the New York Public Library.

PRESS | Please send all press inquiries to Alex Teplitzky at Please note that all recording, including professional video recordings, are prohibited without expressed consent from the Library.

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