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October 22, 2018

White Light Festival Media Alert: White Light Conversation

White Light Festival

White Light Festival

Media Alert


White Light Conversation, a free panel discussion moderated by John Schaefer, explores “Community in the 21st Century” with panelists Marc J. Dunkelman, author, The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community; Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr; Akram Khan, dancer and choreographer;

and John J. Thatamanil, theologian

October 27, 2018


This year’s White Light Festival includes White Light Conversation, a free panel discussion on Saturday, October 27 at 3:00 pm at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse.


Communities are essential building blocks of society. The communities to which we belong, by circumstance or by choice, define both who we are and who we are not. In recent times, major shifts in the concept of community have forced us to question our long-held notions of identity and examine how it shapes our worldview. Join WNYC’s John Schaefer and a group of leading thinkers from such fields as technology, religion, and the arts for a lively discussion of the origins of community and its rapid evolution in the 21st century.


The event will also be live-streamed via Facebook at


Running through November 18, the ninth annual multidisciplinary festival features events presented in six venues across the city, including world, U.S., and New York premieres exploring transcendence, interior illumination, and the communal impulse as exhibited through artistic expression across continents and centuries.


Tickets for the 2018 White Light Festival are available online at, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the David Geffen or Alice Tully Hall Box Office (Broadway and 65th Street).


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Details on the full White Light Festival lineup may be found at


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The White Light Festival is a presentation of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers a variety of festivals and programs, including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, LC Kids, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award–winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating more than four decades enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.


Lincoln Center has become a leading force in using new media and technology to reach and inspire a wider and global audience. Reaching audiences where they are—physically and digitally—has become a cornerstone of making the performing arts more accessible to New Yorkers and beyond. For more information, visit


Lincoln Center is committed to providing and improving accessibility for people with disabilities. For information, contact Accessibility at Lincoln Center at [email protected] or 212.875.5375.




The White Light Festival 2018 is made possible by The Shubert Foundation, The Katzenberger Foundation, Inc., Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, The Joelson Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council, and Friends of Lincoln Center.


Public Support is provided by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center.


NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center.




Follow Lincoln Center on Social Media:

Instagram: @LincolnCenter #WhiteLightFestival


Twitter: @LincolnCenter #WhiteLightFestival




For more information, please contact:


Michelle Tabnick

[email protected]



Pamela Hernández

[email protected]


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