photo by Art Davison, 2024

Current and Upcoming Projects/Performances:

In New York:

March 12 - Double Beginning, with poetry by Bob Holman

Performed by Betsy Cooper, Molissa Fenley and Timothy Ward

Salone III, Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, doors open at 7pm, performances at 7:45pm

Tickets available here:


May 28 - June 18 - Molissa is in a residency at the Marble House Project, Dorset, VT

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:


In the Garden (with Ryuichi)


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

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
photo by Whitney Browne, 2024
top photo by Federica Capo, 2022

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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Art Gallery of Ontario
November 11, 2023-March 17, 2024
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Judson Memorial Church
March 12, 2024, 7pm doors, concert starting time 7:45pm
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Ballet in America Lecture Series
March 14, 2024, 10am
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Lava Field