07/07/2011 09:45 am ET | Updated Sep 06, 2011

Dancers Surprise Times Square Pedestrians (PHOTOS)

MIDTOWN -- Times Square's pedestrian plazas were transformed into a dance stage Wednesday, confusing legions of tourists in the first of a series of performances by Risa Jaroslow & Dancers.

The work, titled The Partner Project/Scene in Public, is choreographed to showcase intimate interactions between couples, from quiet moments of soft embrace to fear, anger and frustration.

The dancers, dressed in red, began their first performance Wednesday sitting in pairs next to tourists in Duffy Square, before leaping into exaggerated movements and acrobatic stunts.