Upcoming Events this Fall
I am enjoying a wonderful residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, here until November 3rd.  Joy Harjo and musician Larry Mitchell and I are collaborating on a work which will premiere here at the Joan Harris Theater on November 2. Other upcoming events include Molissa Fenley and Company performing Cosmati Variaitons on November 9 as part of Giada Ferrone's Toscana Dance Hub at the Jack Crystal Theater, NYC and the performances of Mix danced by members of the dance department of New York University Tisch School of the Arts on November 21 and 22.

Hoping to see you at these events,

Love, Molissa



Attic short from Michael Mersereau on Vimeo.

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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The Jack Crystal Theater
November 21 and 22, 2019, 8pm
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Mills College Art Museum
March 14, 2020, 3pm
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March 24, 2020, 7-10pm
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Redwood Park (Part 1)

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