Photos by Art Davison
Molissa Fenley and Company, 2024 Double Beginning
Molissa Fenley, 2024, Current Piece #1

Current and Upcoming Projects/Performances:

In Chautauqua, NY:

August 17, 2024 - Chautauqua Institution - Cassandra Trenary performs State of Darkness with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra at the closing night of the summer festival, 8:15pm.

In New York City:

September 28 and 29, 2024 - Fall for Dance - Sara Mearns performs State of Darkness as part of Fall for Dance at New York City Center, 131 West 55th Street, 7:30pm.

In Minneapolis, MN:

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

From the Light, Between the Lamps was presented at Roulette in Brooklyn, 1/31-2/3, 2024.

Here is a link to the New York Times review:


Link to The Company She Keeps by Erica Getto, The New York Review of Books, published online April 20, 2024:


In the Garden (with Ryuichi)


Commissioned by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Fine Arts Center's Asian and Asian American Arts and Culture Program.

Best wishes to all!
Love, Molissa
photo by Steven Pisano, 2024, Timothy Ward (l), Justin Lynch (r) in Entre Les Lampes
Photo by Art Davison, Molissa Fenley, 2024 Double Beginning

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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Walker Art Center
April 27-September 8, 2024
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Chautauqua Institution
August 17, 2024, 8:15pm
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Fall for Dance at City Center
September 28 and 29, 2024, 7:30pm
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