Welcome and Happy Early Summer!  Please join us at these upcoming events:
June 21-23, 2018 - We are presenting three performances of Their Mark, an evening of new dance and new music, at Danspace/St. Mark's Church. This is an evening made in collaboration with composers Frank Cassara and Ralph Farris featuring live music composed expressly for percussion and viola. Performed by Jared Brown, Betsy Cooper, Holley Farmer, Molissa Fenley, Giada Ferrone, Kristen Foote, Ananda Gonzalez, India Gonzalez and Timothy Ward.  Purchase tickets by clicking here!

Richard Move presents on The Floor Dances (1989, revival 2013) as part of Contra: Dance and Conflict at the Dance Studies Association Conference, School of Performing Arts, University of Malta, Valletta, July 5-8, 2018.
The Floor Dances, choreography by Molissa Fenley, music by Henryk Gorecki, sculpture by Richard Long.

Archeology in Reverse,  created in collaboration with Catherine Wagner, opens at the Mills College Art Museum on September 8, 2018.  The exhibition will remain on view until December 9, 2018. Choreography by Molissa Fenley, videography and sound by Michael Mersereau.

Love, Molissa



Rhythm Field, Molissa Fenley

Molissa Fenley, one of the most influential artists of postmodern dance, has had a lasting impact on performance. In dance, she has explored extreme effort and duration in highly crafted patterns and performed with an explosive, joyous energy that infused her work with endurance, balance, and life force. She challenged modern dance orthodoxy and redefined the character of a woman’s moving body in the late twentieth century, bringing postmodernized ritual to the stage.

Rhythm Field is a vivid and probing portrait of Fenley’s four-decade career, written by her fellow artists. The collection functions as a multifaceted look into one woman’s complex performing arts legacy. The result is itself an aesthetic undertaking that investigates the ways in which Fenley straddles dance traditions, art genres, and gender norms and has been a model to the field. The collection offers several scholarly analyses of the choreographer’s work, and is, above all, a vibrant record from the field. Rhythm Field sits at a necessary midpoint between criticism and scholarship.

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Danspace/St. Mark's Church
June 21-23, 2018, 8pm
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Department of Dance Studies, School of Performing Arts
July 5-8, 2018
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Mills College Art Museum
September 8 - December 9, 2018
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The Floor Dances

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