Welcome!!  Fall, 2020
Our fall season began with the revival of State of Darkness choreographed in 1988.  Set to Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps, the work was reconstructed and rehearsed by Rebecca Chaleff and me. The performances by seven acclaimed dancers: Jared Brown, Lloyd Knight, Sara Mearns, Shamel Pitts, Annique Roberts, Cassandra Trenary, and Michael Trusnovec were live streamed by Joyce Theater Productions over two weekends: October 24/25 and October 31/November 1.
Upcoming online presentations:
I will be presenting the video of my performance of State of Darkness (recorded in 1990) as part of the WADE Festival on November 27 at 8pm ET. WADE (Wandering Avian Dance Experience) presents 16 days of Activism against gender-based violence through art and conversation.

As co-chair of programs and events hosted by the Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome, I am happy to present:
Tuesday Talks: Democracy, a livestream series each Tuesday beginning on November 17, 2020 featuring prominent leaders in the Arts and Humanities.
SALONE! an event at Roulette has been rescheduled for March 23, 2021.

Our performance tour to Italy has been rescheduled for summer 2021, more details soon! 
All 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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Center for the Art of Performance, UCLA
October 15-October 15, 2020-21
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November 25-December 10, 2020
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WADEintoActivism. 16 days of Activism against gender-based violence through art and conversation.
November 27, 2020, 8pm ET
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Energizer, 2013

Energizer, 2013 from Molissa Fenley on Vimeo.

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