days go by

“the most imaginative dance company I have ever

experienced” - Vice

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You are carrying too many bags.

You still can’t find your chapstick.

You think you can get it all done.

You can’t seem to end a conversation.

You think you see someone you know.

You just need a second.


Set in the public atrium of Brookfield Place Days Go By is a new piece for Arts Brookfield that captures those last few moments of fight we have in us as the sun sets behind the Hudson River and we wonder what the day has delivered. Our large-scale, site-specific work will embed performers throughout the public space, transforming it into a symphony of movement and interactions that reveals the depths of our ideals and the hilarious heartbreak that sets in as the clock winds through our days. Set to a soundtrack of forgotten tracks and one hit wonders Days Go By blurs reality with the theatrical and places big hearted dancing alongside the everyday comings and goings of life in a city. This world premiere performance asks the audience to look closer at the heart warming, pain staking, heroic events happening to and around us each and everyday.

Created by Monica Bill Barnes & Robbie Saenz de Viteri,

Choreographed by Monica Bill Barnes, Written by Robbie Saenz de Viteri

Lighting Design by Jane Cox, Scenic Design by Kelly Hanson, Sound Design by Shane Rettig

Rehearsal Direction by Flannery Gregg, Production Support by Elizabeth Furman


Days Go By  is made possible with generous support from The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Howard Gilman Foundation, and the SHS Foundation.

This production is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the NY State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legislature.

Select photo credits David Wilson Barnes