Baryshnikov Arts Presents the World Premiere of 4 | 2 | 3 created by Baye & Asa

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As part of its new 2024 Spring Season, Baryshnikov Arts presents 4 | 2 | 3, created by Baye & Asa. The world premiere of this dance/theater work will take place on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 7pm, with additional showings on Friday, March 29, 2024 at 7pm and Saturday, March 30, 2024 at 7pm. Tickets are $39 including fees and are available at

What has 4 legs in the morning, 2 legs at noon, and 3 legs in the evening? 4 | 2 | 3 uses this question—also known as the riddle of the Sphinx—as an allegorical structure. The piece explores how we must build a new world on foundations that are less oppressive, less extractive, and more sustainable. The work is divided into three sections for three generations of performers.

4 | 2 | 3 continues the 2024 Spring Season, which includes newly commissioned projects including film, dance, music, visual art, opera, and puppetry. The new season builds on the organization’s rich history as a multi-disciplinary, multi-platform haven for artistic freedom, and will take place at the Jerome Robbins Theater at Baryshnikov Arts, 450 W. 37th Street, NYC. Tickets are on sale now at

About Baye & Asa
Baye & Asa is a company creating movement art projects directed and choreographed by Amadi ‘Baye’ Washington & Sam ‘Asa’ Pratt. They grew up together in New York City, and that shared educational history is the mother of their work. Hip Hop and African dance languages are the foundation of their technique. The rhythms of these techniques inform the way they energetically confront contemporary dance, theater, and film. They’ve presented their work at The Joyce Theater, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, Pioneer Works, The 92nd Street Y, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jacob’s Pillow, Yale University, ODC, b12 festival, University of Maryland, Blacklight Summit, Southampton Arts Center, Bard College, Vassar College, and Battery Dance Festival. They were selected as one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch" for 2022, and are recipients of Dance Magazine's 2023 Harkness Promise Award. They’ve created works for rep companies that include The Martha Graham Dance Company, BODYTRAFFIC, and Alvin Ailey II. Their film work has won numerous awards and has been presented internationally.

About Baryshnikov Arts
Baryshnikov Arts, founded in 2005 by Mikhail Baryshnikov, is rooted in the belief that artists hold irreplaceable roles in our world, shaping perspectives, offering new approaches, and initiating crucial conversations in complex social, political, and cultural environments. Baryshnikov Arts supports extraordinary performers to experiment with unique artistic expression that asks audiences to view the world in new ways. We offer performance opportunities, artist residencies, and more. In October 2022 Baryshnikov Arts welcomed a new executive director, Sonja Kostich, with a focus on cultivating and supporting new perspectives. With the recent rebrand of the organization in June 2023, Baryshnikov Arts expands its capacity to create multi-platform and collaborative havens for artistic expression, innovation and freedom as we commit further to elevating and sharing the stories of artists of diverse cultures and histories. (from )

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