Artichoke Dance Company

Visioning Bodies, a contemporary folk dance for a resilient future, creates a way of existing in place, time, and energy that models co-created and interconnected systems. Inspired by working along the Los Angeles River, Visioning Bodies reflects on the complexities of nature in urban settings and the desire to both control and preserve nature. Visioning Bodies will move throughout the Cooper Hewitt garden, as well as around and in the sculpture entitled Petrified River, installed in the garden.

Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt

Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt is the outdoor summer performance series at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Join us Thursdays, 6:00–9:00 p.m. for dance, music, and design in the iconic Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden. See the full season lineup here.

Cocktails and light bites are available for purchase from Cooper Hewitt’s Tarallucci e Vino Cafe. Valid I.D. required for cocktails.

Tickets for Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt are $14 online and $16 at the door, per each evening. For children ages 5–17, $7 tickets may be purchased at the garden entrance or museum admissions desk. Children under 5 are free. No refunds. Held rain or shine.

Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt ticket holders may enter the museum starting at 5 p.m. For the month of July, Cocktails ticket holders may also enjoy a complimentary tour of Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial at 5 p.m. Just enter through the main entrance at 2 East 91st Street, and show your order number to our Visitor Experience team.


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About the COMPANY

Artichoke Dance Company is one of the nation’s leading eco-performance groups. From their project Your Planet, mitigating plastic pollution on Brooklyn’s south shore, to Future Currents: LA River, addressing revitalization efforts along the Los Angeles River, Artichoke Dance entertains, engages and inspires through both performance and hands-on interactive programs. Director Lynn Neuman has recently been commissioned to create work for the Company for the Bicentennial Celebration of the Erie Canal, the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge Arch, and The National Gallery of Art’s Voice of the Ocean program. Artichoke Dance’s performance and educational programs address a range of environmental issues from the nature of water and water rights, to the molecular and chemical make up of plastics and plastic pollution. Find more information at and on Facebook and Instagram @artichokedance.