Happy New Year!

Upcoming Projects/Performances:

On January 27th, Dr. Richard Move presents as part of Dance + Ecology: A Symposium for Climate Action at the New York Public Library of Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.  He includes an examination of Molissa's 1989 solo, The Floor Dances (Requiem for the Living), sculpture by land artist Richard Long and music by Henryk Gorecki.

From March 6-13, Molissa is in residency at the Bainbridge Dance Center in Bainbridge Island, WA creating a new work on company member Christiana Axelsen.

On April 15 and 15, we are partnering with Boston choreographer Pat Catterson on an evening of performances presented at the Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA.  Christiana Axelsen, Molissa Fenley and Timothy Ward present three dances.

Best wishes to all!
Love, Molissa
Photos ©2021 Paula Court

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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New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter Auditorium
January 27, 2023, 4pm
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Bainbridge Dance Center
March 6-13, 2023
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The Dance Complex
April 15 and 16, 2023
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Mali from Molissa Fenley on Vimeo.

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