For his fiftieth birthday, Lance Gries invited fifty dance colleagues, from a twenty-five year career span, from all over the world, to meet him in a studio for a fifty minute dance encounter. The intimacy, immediacy and vulnerability of some of the most beloved dancers and choreographers from New York and Europe is captured in these edited studio sessions. These fifty video documents are presented in a multi-dimensional immersive installation, a visual moving family tree of the New York dance community in a mass choreography of images, personal stories and dancing bodies. Critical Correspondence has teamed up with Lance to host a series of essays and visual documentation of this expansive project. A map of THE FIFTY PROJECT participants, linking dancers through systems of education (design by Tony Carlson) Download the map as a PDF. A map of THE FIFTY PROJECT participants, linking dancers through creative affiliations (design by Tony Carlson) Download the map as a PDF. The FIFTY Project video prototype.