In her 33-year career as a dancer/choreographer, New York Dance Performance Award (Bessie) winner Molissa Fenley has choreographed 65 works. Her work as been presented all over the world, and she has been commissioned to choreograph by Dance Theater Workshop, American Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow, and other dance organizations.Throughout her career Fenley has become known for her elegant and ground-breaking work, about which Claudia DelaRocco of the New York Times says, “There is stillness…and a heft that demand a particular type of attention.” (“Her Ruthless Geometries, The New York Times, 9/20/2009.)
Most recently, Fenley has received an award from the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius, to revive her work Regions (1995). This will be presented at Joyce SoHo, Nov. 4-7, along with a new work, The Prop Dances, which is made in collaboration with five contemporary visual artists and four composers.
The Prop Dances is comprised of five sections, each with different props by artists Roy Fowler, Jene Highstein, Todd Richmond, Keith Sonnier and Merrill Wagner.
Wagner is typically known for large, geometric paintings on steel, but here is an example of Wagner’s sculpture in “94 Feathers,” which is the second section of The Prop Dances.
To see more of Wagner’s work, visit http://www.sundaramtagore.com/artists/merrill-wagner/biography/.
The four composers for The Prop Dances include Jason Hoopes, Cenk Ergun, Lainie Fefferman, and Joan Jeanrenaud.
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