STATE OF DARKNESS has been selected as the
Outstanding Revival of 2020-21 by the Bessies!
From December 1, 2021 to March 1, 2022 Molissa's score for Pipes Going Nowhere is part of The Choreographers' Scores: 2020, an exhibition at YoungArts Gallery in Miami, Florida.

Molissa is choreographing a new variation for Cosmati Variations. The entire work of all six variations will be presented as part of the Agropoli Dance Festival this coming July. Performed by Christiana Axelsen, Jared Brown, Molissa Fenley and Timothy Ward at the Dance HUB in Agropoli, Italy. Come and join us there!
Best wishes to all,
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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YoungArts Gallery
December 1, 2021 to March 1, 2022
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The Joyce Theater
January 17, 2022 - CANCELED
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Department of Theater and Dance University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
February 25, 2022
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Compilation Reel, 1987

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