The Carpet Series, for 5 highly trained contemporary ballet dancers, is a compact popup performance rich in detail, complexity and virtuosity.  Taking place on and around a 5x8 Persian carpet, it premiered in July 2020 and has been performed more than 100 times throughout the boroughs, inviting screen-weary New Yorkers of all ages to pause and experience the beauty of live dance.    


Photo: Charles Roussel

Photo: Thomas Wilson

The Carpet Series 2022 premiered on May 17, 2022, with all new choreography and several new cast members.  Performances take place most Wednesdays and Sundays, occasionally with live music. 

2022 schedule below, but please check our Instagram bio for the very latest on times, dates, and location.


2022 Cast:

Robin Cantrell

Allegra Herman

Gabrielle Lamb

Tiffany Mangulabnan

Victoria Sames

Amy Saunder

Kailei Sin

2022 Schedule

(Subject to change, check @Pigeonwingdance Instagram for latest updates!) 

5/17: City College of NY (COVID Memorial)

5/19: Wave Hill Gardens Spring Gala

5/21: Wave Hill Gardens public popups

6/12: Gather NYC (Museum of Arts and Design @ Columbus Circle)

6/16: McGolrick Park

6/19: Union Square West

6/23: McCarren Park, near dog run

6/24: Konverjdans fundraiser at Mark Morris Dance Center.

7/6: Little Island (4:30-5:30pm)

7/10: Astor Place (6:30-8pm)

7/13: Astor Place (6:30-8pm)

7/17: Riverbank State Park (6-7pm near northern playground)

7/20: TBD

7/24: TBD

8/5: Governor's Island (5-5:30pm)

8/6: Governor's Island (2-2:45pm)

8/7: Snug Harbor Cultural Center (5:30-7pm)

8/10: TBD

8/14: Castle Village

8/15: Inwood Art Works (Dyckman Marina 7:30-8pm)

8/18: TBD

8/21: Culture Lab Long Island City (4:00-5:30pm)

8/25: Little Island 

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"to cut a pigeon wing":  The Dictionary of American Regional English.  To execute intricate dance steps gracefully...to dance in a fancy way

Under the direction of 2020 Guggenheim Fellow Gabrielle Lamb, Pigeonwing Dance performs choreography that provokes curiosity in lovers of both crossword puzzles and cat videos. Improvisatory abandon is counterbalanced by meticulous calculation, revealing intricate architectures where fleeting moments of resolution open into new wonderings.  Described by The New Yorker as “eccentric...playful...curious”, PWD has been presented by, among others, Bryant Park, the 92Y Harkness Dance Festival, and Symphony Space, where they became the first dance company commissioned by Selected Shorts.