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Upcoming Performances



November 27, 2020, 8pm ET

Venue: WADEintoActivism. 16 days of Activism against gender-based violence through art and conversation.
Location: Online
Program: Molissa presents the video of State of Darkness, recorded in 1990.

Molissa presents the video recording of her performance of State of Darkness in 1990. The program continues in conversation with Patricia Beaman and Humberto Carolo.


November 17, 2020, 6pm ET

Venue: Tuesday Talks: Democracy on Zoom - Live Stream
Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84147076541
Program: 2020Visions: The Future is Now

Molissa and co-chair Phu Hoang curate Tuesday Talks: Democracy for the Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome.
2020Visions: The Future is now - a conversation between Carey Lovelace, Curator/Playwright, and Elizabeth Thompson, former Director of the Buckminster Fuller Institute.
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October 31, 2020, 5pm and 8pm; November 1, 2020, 5pm

Venue: State of Darkness Live streamed from The Joyce Theater
Location: Live streamed from The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY
Program: State of Darkness, music by Igor Stravinsky, Le Sacre du Printemps. October 31, 5pm - Lloyd Knight; October 31, 8pm - Cassandra Trenary; November 1, 5pm - Sara Mearns

Joyce Theater Productions presents a series of live streamed performances of State of Darkness, Molissa's seminal dance from 1988. Seven dancers perform the work over two weekends, October 24-25 and October 31-November 1, 2020. Dancers: Jared Brown, Lloyd Knight, Sara Mearns, Shamel Pitts, Annique Roberts, Cassandra Trenary, Michael Trusnovec.


October 24 and 25, 2020, 5pm and 8pm

Venue: State of Darkness Live streamed from The Joyce Theater
Location: Live streamed from The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY
Program: State of Darkness, music by Igor Stravinsky, Le Sacre du Printemps. October 24, 5pm - Michael Trusnovec; October 24, 8pm - Jared Brown; October 25, 5pm - Annique Roberts; October 25, 8pm - Shamel Pitts

Joyce Theater Productions presents a series of live streamed performances of State of Darkness, Molissa's seminal dance from 1988. Seven dancers perform the work over two weekends, October 24-25 and October 31-November 1, 2020. Dancers: Jared Brown, Lloyd Knight, Sara Mearns, Shamel Pitts, Annique Roberts, Cassandra Trenary, Michael Trusnovec.  


October 6, 2020, 6pm

Venue: Tuesday Talks on Zoom - Live stream
Location: ZOOM LINK!
Program: Tuesday Talks - Pamela Z, Speaking of Music | Music of Speaking

Molissa curates Tuesday Talks for the Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome

October 6 - Pamela Z, 2020 Fellow - Composer
Speaking of Music | Music of Speaking
One of the composers whose Rome Prize fellowship year was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Pamela Z will present a program of pieces she worked on in Rome, and give a live performance/demo of solo work.

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September 29, 2020, 6pm

Venue: Tuesday Talks on Zoom - Live Stream
Location: ZOOM LINK!
Program: Tuesday Talks - George Lewis, Lifting the Cone of Silence from Black Composers

Molissa curates Tuesday Talks for the Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome
September 29 - George Lewis, 2010 Resident- Composer

Lifting the Cone of Silence from Black Composers
Following on from his July 3 New York Times article, composer and musicologist George Lewis discusses processes of creolization in classical music, with special attention, via a set of musical examples, to the multiplicity of experiences, aesthetics, and practices that characterizes contemporary Afrodiasporic music.

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September 22, 2020, 6pm

Venue: Tuesday Talks on Zoom - Live Stream
Location: ZOOM LINK!
Program: Tuesday Talks - Courtney Bryan

Molissa curates Tuesday Talks for the Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome.
September 22 - Courtney Bryan, 2020 Fellow - Composer

Sounds of Freedom
One of the composers whose Rome Prize fellowship year was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Courtney Bryan will discuss her creative process developing two current and related projects: Awakening, an opera and Sounds of Freedom, a recording. Both projects are inspired by history and explore themes of freedom, spirit, love, home, and sanctuary.

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September 15, 2020, 6pm

Venue: Tuesday Talks on Zoom - Live Stream
Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84147076541
Program: Tuesday Talks - Yvette Angelique Hyater-Adams in conversation with Vicki Meek

Molissa curates Tuesday Talks for the Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome.
9/15: Yvette Angelique Hyater-Adams - Writer/Poet in conversation with Vicki Meek - Visual/Film

Mothering Our Artivist Gardens: Black Women Art-Making, Activism, and Radical Self-care
“As a bold light shines on racism and anti-Black sentiment worldwide, revealed are institutions' unequal practices. Black women artists are often the disrupters and activists speaking truth-to-power. Through the curation of poetry, prose, and viewing a film, hear from Black women artists on ways to amplify their contributions and justly resource their art-making process”.


June 14, 2020, 3pm - cancelled

Venue: Dance HUB
Location: 22 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Program: Untitled (Haiku)

Molissa dances Untitled (Haiku) as part of a performance hosted by the Dance HUB, Santa Barbara.


February 16, 2020, 2pm - free event

Venue: Bowery Poetry Club
Location: 308 Bowery, New York, NY
Program: The Cut-Outs (Matisse)

Molissa with poet Bob Holman and composer Keith Patchell perform the east coast premiere of The Cut-Outs (Matisse)

 
https://www.bowerypoetry.com/calendar-page/2020/02/16/matisseparty


January 17, 2020 at 8pm; January 18, 2020 at 3pm and 7pm

Venue: War Memorial Veteran's Building, Green Room
Location: 401 Van Ness Avenue, 2nd Floor (at McAllister Street), San Francisco
Program: Molissa presents a work in progress as part of RAWDance Concept

 A work in progress combining Phrases I'm hoping Andy would like and Untitled (Haiku), made in collaboration with Joy Harjo and Larry Mitchell at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.


November 23 and 24, 2019

Venue: Lisser Theater
Location: Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA
Program: Indications

 Indications is presented as part of the Mills College RepCo concert.


November 21 and 22, 2019, 8pm

Venue: The Jack Crystal Theater
Location: NYU Tisch - 111 Second Avenue, New York, NYC
Program: Mix

Molissa sets Mix on the dancers of New York University Tisch School of the Arts.


November 9, 2019, 8pm

Venue: The Jack Crystal Theater
Location: NYU Tisch - 111 Second Avenue, New York, NYC
Program: Cosmati Variations, parts 1 and 4

Molissa and Company present parts 1 and 4 of Cosmati Variations as part of the evening of Toscana Dance HUB choreographers and dancers curated by Giada Ferrone.


November 2, 2019, 8pm

Venue: Joan James Harris Theater at the Atlantic Center for the Arts
Location: 1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Program: Collaboration with Joy Harjo and Larry Mitchell

 


October 31, 2019, 7pm

Venue: Joan James Harris Theater at the Atlantic Center for the Arts
Location: 1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Program: INsideOUT - a presentation of the Master and Associate Artists in residency

 Molissa collaborates with two of the Poetry Associate Artists: Stuart Cooke and Lee Marvin


September 21-October 10, 2019

Venue: Video Dance Showcase, 27th Quinzena de Danca de Almada International Dance Festival
Location: Rua Manuel de Sousa, Coutinho, n 11, 2800-163, Almada, Portugal
Program: Experiments: Tree/Loading dock/Attic. Video from Archeology in Reverse by Molissa Fenley and Michael Mersereau.

 


September 20, 2019, 2pm

Venue: Lisser Theater
Location: Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA
Program: Indications

Indications is performed as part of festivities celebrating Convocation 2019 at Mills College. Performed by Andrea Salazar, Xiuting Hong, Rui Yao, Yao Wang.


September 17, 2019, 7:30pm

Venue: Judson Church
Location: 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY
Program: Dances of the late choreographer Andy de Groat.

Molissa joins other dancers that worked with the late choreographer Andy de Groat to present an evening of his work  Molissa presents a solo tribute, Some phrases I'm hoping Andy would like and dances in the ensemble work,  Fan Dance.


August 3, 2019, 7pm

Venue: Sala Miguel Covarrubias
Location: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Avenue Universidad 3000, col UNAM, Del Coyocan 04510, Mexico City
Program: Entrance and Mali

Molissa presents her company for the first time in Mexico City - Betsy Cooper, Holley Farmer, Molissa Fenley and Kristen Foote perform Entance.  Jared Brown performs Mali.


June 15, 2019, 8pm

Venue: Inter / National Festival at the Broadway Performance Hall
Location: 1625 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
Program: Cosmati Variations

Molissa Fenley and Company present Cosmati Variations on a shared program as part of the Inter / National Series of the Seattle Dance Festival organized by Cyrus Khambatta.


May 28, 2019, 5pm

Venue: Bainbridge Dance Center
Location: 844 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Program: work-in-progress showing with company member Christiana Axelsen

Molissa presents a work-in-progress lecture with company member Christiana Axelsen as part of her Bloedel Reserve Residency activities. 


May 15-30, 2019

Venue: Bloedel Reserve
Location: 7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Program: Residency for Molissa Fenley with performances to be announced.

 


May 5, 2019, 6pm

Venue: SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts
Location: 145 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Program: Molissa Fenley and Friends, a curated evening of new work

This will be the ninth annual presentation of Molissa Fenley and Friends at SAFEhouse!  This year's line-up of choreographers and artists: Kara Davis, Molissa Fenley, Garth Grimball, Michael Mersereau, Frankie Peterson, Heather Stockton.


March 14, 2019, 6:30pm

Venue: The Anderson Collection
Location: 314 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
Program: The Cutouts (Matisse) - a collaboration of poetry and dance

Molissa Fenley and Bob Holman present The Cutouts, (Matisse) a collaboration of dance, poetry and music.


January 6 and 7, 2019, 5:30pm

Venue: APAP Showcase
Location: Douglas Dunn Studio, 541 Broadway, 3rd floor, New York, NY
Program: Cosmati Variations and Mali

Molissa joins with Douglas Dunn + Dancers and Jody Oberfelder Projects to present a showcase as part of the APAP conference. Molissa, with company members, Christiana Axelsen, Jared Brown, Betsy Cooper, Holley Farmer, Kristen Foote, Elisabetta Minutoli and Timothy Ward dance Cosmati Variations and Mali.


December 17, 2018, 2-4pm

Venue: Department of Performance Studies
Location: 721 Broadway, room 612, New York, NY
Program: Dr. Richard Move defends his doctoral dissertation, "Dancing Dead and Alive - Embodying Icons in Contemporary Dance

Dr. Richard Move defends his doctoral dissertation defense:
Dancing Dead and Alive - Embodying Icons in Contemporary Dance
Examining the work of Fabián Barba, Christian Comte, Molissa Fenley, Carolee Schneemann, Jason Akira Somma and Richard Move's Martha@The1963Interview.
 


December 7 at 8pm, December 8 at 2pm and 8pm, 2018

Venue: Earle Ernst Lab Theatre
Location: 1770 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822
Program: Artifact, danced by Peiling Kao

Peiling Kao dances Artifact  as part of her 6th home season of Peiling Kao Dances. Also on the program, choreography by Betsy Fisher (HI), Christy Funsch (CA and NY), Ming Shen Ku (Taiwan) and Hope Mohr (CA).


November 3, 2018, 8-10pm

Venue: FAGELBO FILM FESTIVAL - FAT Village Projects
Location: 521 NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Program: Video of Archeology in Reverse, Attic

Michael Mersereau and Molissa present Attic, one of the videos created for Archeology in Reverse at the Fagelbo Film Festival.


October 25, 6:30pm

Venue: The Museum of Arts and Design
Location: 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY
Program: The Body: Out Front/Hidden/Abstracted as part of the Conversations/Conversazioni program of the American Academy in Rome

Molissa, with Dan Hurlin and Pat Oleszko,  participates in a panel discussion on The Body: Out Front/Hidden/Abstracted. Moderated by Martin Wechsler.  As part of the Conversations/Conversazioni program of the American Academy in Rome


September 21, 2018, 12noon

Venue: Fridays at Noon, at the 92nd Street Y
Location: 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
Program: Mix and Artifact

Jared Brown, Molissa Fenley,  Giada Ferrone, Ananda Gonzalez and India Gonzalez dance Mix and Artifact as part of the Fridays at Noon series.  Also on the program: Claire Porter and Megan Williams.

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September 8 - December 9, 2018

Venue: Mills College Art Museum
Location: 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA . 94613
Program: Archeology in Reverse created in collaboration with Catherine Wagner. Four site-specific dances choreographed by Molissa are realized on video by Michael Mersereau.

Archeology in Reverse features a series of immersive site-specific installations and photographs developed by Catherine Wagner. Working with architecture firm modem (Nicholas de Monchaux and Kathryn Moll) Archeology in Reverse highlights the architectural space of the Museum through sculptural installations, site-specific interventions, photographs and documentation of site-specific choreography by Molissa Fenley realized on video by Michael Mersereau. 

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Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, September 8th from 5-7pm. To RSVP please click here!

 Hours: Tuesday 11am-4pm, Wednesday 11am-7:30pm, Thursday-Sunday 11am-4pm


July 5-8, 2018

Venue: Department of Dance Studies, School of Performing Arts
Location: University of Malta, Valletta, Malta
Program: Richard Move presents on The Floor Dances as part of Contra: Dance and Conflict

Richard Move presents on The Floor Dances (1989, revival 2013) as part of Contra: Dance and Conflict at this year's meeting of the Dance Studies Association Conference in Valletta, Malta.
The Floor Dances, choreography by Molissa Fenley, music by Henryk Gorecki, sculpture by Richard Long.


June 21-23, 2018, 8pm

Venue: Danspace/St. Mark's Church
Location: St Mark's Church at 10th and 2nd Avenue, New York
Program: Their Mark, an evening of new dance and new music, created in collaboration with composers Frank Cassara and Ralph Farris.

Their Mark, an evening of new dance and new music, performed live by Frank Cassara (percussion) and Ralph Farris (viola). Composers are Frank Cassara, Ralph Farris, Tigran Mansurian and Andrew Toovey. Performed by Jared Brown, Betsy Cooper, Holley Farmer, Molissa Fenley, Giada Ferrone, Kristin Foote, Ananda Gonzalez, India Gonzalez and Timothy Ward. Mix with sound by the dancers: footfalls, claps and sand-blocks concludes the evening.

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June 3, 2018, 7pm

Venue: Benefit for Toscana Dance Hub in Florence, Italy
Location: NYU Tisch - 111 Second Avenue, 3rd floor, New York, NYC
Program: Artifact - performed as part of the benefit performance for TDH - Toscana Dance Hub

Molissa performs Artifact (from Archeology in Reverse, 2018) as part of a benefit performance to raise scholarship money for this summer's Toscana Dance Hub in Florence, Italy. Also on the program: Jared Brown, Jennifer Chin, Daniele Del Bandecca & Martina Gregori, Ai Isshiki, Eilish Henderson, Riana Pellicane-Hart and Julie Seal.

 
 


May 6, 2018, 7pm

Venue: SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts
Location: 145 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Program: Molissa Fenley and Friends

Molissa curates the eighth annual Molissa Fenley and Friends as part of the free events of Bay Area Dance Week, 2018. This year's artists are Molissa Fenley, Garth Grimball, Erik Lee, Joslynn Mathis-Reed, Bhumi Patel and Adrienne Swan.  Reserve your free ticket here!


January 30, 2018, 8pm

Venue: The Kitchen
Location: 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY
Program: Geologic Moments, music by Julius Eastman

Molissa Fenley and Company performs the reconstruction of Geologic Moments with music by Julius Eastman as part of The Kitchen's celebration and retrospective of his music. Geologic Moments was commissioned by and premiered at the Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1986. Performed by Christiana Axelsen, Jared Brown, Molissa Fenley, Ananda Gonzalez, India Gonzalez and Peter Kyle.


January 9, 2018, 6:30pm

Venue: Pace Gallery
Location: 510 West 25th Street, New York, NY
Program: New work for Elizabeth Murray

Molissa creates a new work in honor of artist Elizabeth Murray for the closing festivities of the exhibition, Elizabeth Murray: Painting in the 80's. 
Accompanied by highlighted text by Elizabeth Murray from her copy of “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus” by Ludwig Wittgenstein as read by Joanne Akalaitis. Performed by Molissa, Jared Brown, Ananda Gonzalez and India Gonzalez.


November 18, 2017

Venue: Joe Goode Annex
Location: 499 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Program: Mix

 The repertory group of Mills College Dance department perform Mix.


November 16, 17, 2017

Venue: The Bookstore
Location: Mills College, Oakland, CA
Program: Mix

The repertory group of Mills College Dance Department perform Mix. 


September 29, 2017

Venue: Days and Nights Festival at The Golden Bough Playhouse
Location: Monte Verde Street and 8th Avenue, Carmel by the Sea, CA 93921
Program: Entrance with music by Linda Bouchard; Patterns of the Surface with music by Tigran Mansurian; Sargasso Sea with music by Andrew Toovey, Mali with music by Laetitia Sonami

Molissa with company member Christiana Axelsen perform four works from the recent repertory with live music performed by Frank Cassara and David Harding.


September 25, 2017, 7:45-9:15pm

Venue: Bainbridge Dance Center
Location: 844 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Program: Master Class

 Molissa teaches a master class at the Bainbridge Island Dance Center


September 23, 2017, 9am - 12:30pm

Venue: Bainbridge Dance Center
Location: 844 Madison Avenue, N, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Program: Repertory Master Class

 Molissa teaches a master class of repertory (Energizer)


September 15, 2017, 2pm

Venue: The Bookstore Theater
Location: Mills College, Oakland, CA
Program: Mix

Mix performed by Casondra Bueche, Cindy Heen, Cylie Kindvall and Jordan Wanderer.


September 7, 2017

Venue: Ailey Citigroup Theater
Location: 405 West 55th Street, New York City
Program: Sargasso Sea with music by Andrew Toovey

Molissa and Holley Farmer perform Sargasso Sea as part of an evening presented by the American Dance Guild at the Ailey Citigroup Theater.


July 30, 2017, 9pm

Venue: Castello Aragonese
Location: Agropoli, Italy
Program: Amdo with original music by Ulfur Hansson

The dancers of the Toscana Dance Hub: Celine Abdallah, Jared Brown, Darina Eid, Yasmeen Enahora, Lily Gelfand, Eilish Henderson, Erica Isakower, Victoria Ralston and Nicole Truzzi, perform the Florence version of Amdo in an outdoor setting at the Castello Aragonese as part of an evening of dance presented by ExOrto Danza and Toscana Dance Hub.


July 22, 2017, 9:30pm

Venue: The Bargello Museum
Location: Via del Proconsolo, 4, Florence, Italy
Program: Amdo with original music by Ulfur Hansson

The dancers of Toscana Dance Hub: Celine Abdallah, Jared Brown, Darina Eid, Yasmeen Enahora, Lily Gelfand, Eilish Henderson, Erica Isakower, Victoria Ralston and Nicole Truzzi, perform the Florence version of Amdo as part of an evening of dance presented at the Bargello Museum by the Florence Dance Festival. 


July 14, 2017

Venue: Bargello Museum
Location: Via del Proconsolo, 4, Florence, Italy
Program: Duet program with Christiana Axelsen: Patterns of the Surface with music by Tigran Mansurian; Sargasso Sea with music by Andrew Toovey and Mali with music by Laetitia Sonami. The program concludes with Mix.

Molissa presents a duet program with company member Christiana Axelsen: Patterns of the Surface with music by Tigran Mansurian; Sargasso Sea with music by Andrew Toovey and Mali with music by Laetitia Sonami. Our program concludes with Jared Brown and Giada Ferrone joining us to dance Mix.


July 11-15, 2017

Venue: Toscana Dance HUB
Location: Florence Dance Center, Borgo della Stella, 23, Florence, Italy
Program: Molissa is in residence at the Toscana Dance HUB. She will be setting Amdo on the dancers of the HUB whom will perform the work in Firenze on July 22 and in Agripoli on July 23.

 


June 3, 2017, 7-9pm

Venue: The MUSE Brooklyn
Location: 350 Moffat Street, Brooklyn, NY
Program: Rue Surf with Roy Fowler and Bob Holman

 


May 20, 2017, 7pm, free

Venue: NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Location: 111 Second Avenue, New York, NY
Program: Mali, music by Laetitia Sonami and Mix

Please join us for a free showing of work that will be presented at the Florence Dance Festival this July. Mix, danced by Christiana Axelsen, Jared Brown, Molissa Fenley and Giada Ferrone, and Mali , danced by Molissa, will be shown.


May 5, 2017, 1:30pm and 7pm

Venue: College of San Mateo
Location: 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94402
Program: Mix

Mix, performed by Cindy Heen, Cylie Kindvall, Jordan Wanderer and Anna Zaugh. 


May 1, 2017, 5:30pm

Venue: Anderson Collection at Stanford University
Location: 314 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
Program: Mix

Mix, performed by Kristen Bell, Rebecca Chaleff and Molissa Fenley for Visual Performance in Museums and Art Spaces.


April 30, 2017, 6pm - free

Venue: SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts
Location: 1 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Program: The s