Christiana Axelsen, Molissa Fenley, and Timothy Ward in performance at the Agropoli Danza Festival, 2022, photo by Federica Capo

Current and Upcoming Projects/Performances:

In New York:

January 31-February 3, 2024 - Molissa Fenley and Company present

From the Light, Between the Lamps

Roulette Intermedium, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn. 

Company members Christiana Axelsen, Molissa Fenley, Justin Lynch and Timothy Ward are joined by guests Lloyd Knight, Cassandra Trenary and Michael Trusnovec.

Cosmati Variations #5 - (music by John Cage) 

Premiere: Etruscan Matisse/Blake - (music by Ryuichi Sakamoto) 

NY Premiere: Current Pieces #1-3 - Music performed live by Enriqueta Somarriba on piano
#1 - (music by Vijay Iyer) 
#2 - (music by Nico Muhly) 
#3 - (music by JP Jofre) 

Lava Field - (music by John Bischoff) 

Premiere: De La Lumiere, Entre Les Lampes - (music by Philip Glass - performed live by Michael Ferrera on piano) 

Premiere: In the Garden (with Ryuichi) - birdsong

(This work is currently available for viewing on the youtube channel of the Fine Arts Center of the University of Massachusetts). Choreographed for the tribute project Sakamoto Blue Sky in homage to the late composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, Link below:

In Toronto, Ontario:

Video Clones, a work made in collaboration with Keith Haring in 1979, is presently on view at The Art Gallery of Ontario as part of the exhibition Keith Haring: Art Is for Everybody.

Best wishes to all!
Love, Molissa
Molissa Fenley - 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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University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center youtube channel
August 26-December 30, 2023
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Art Gallery of Ontario
November 11, 2023-March 17, 2024
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Roulette Intermedium
January 31-February 3, 2024
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