DAVALOIS FEARON DANCE
American Dance Platform 2017
ADP CURATOR: Alicia Adams
Work Performed: Consider Water
About the Company
Davalois Fearon Dance was founded in 2016 by Davalois Fearon, with the mission to push artistic and social boundaries and cultivate the next generation of dance artists by creating collaborative dance works that confront difficult issues and prompt contemplation. Fearon’s thought-provoking choreography “holds audiences in the moment” and is often complemented by educational or interactive elements. Her diverse movement vocabulary, hailed by critics for its “tenacious virtuosity,” has found form in collaborations with diverse creators including poet Patricia Smith, multi-reedist Mike McGinnis, fashion photographer Nigel HoSang, interdisciplinary artist Andre Zachery, and visual artist Jasmine Murrell. A Bessie Award winner, Fearon’s critically acclaimed choreography has been presented nationally and internationally, including on Broadway at the Victory Theater and at prestigious New York City venues such as The Joyce Theater and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Davalois Fearon Dance has received recurring support from the Bronx Council on the Arts, along with foundational support from the MuKha Arts & Science Foundation and the Mayer Foundation. In 2017, the company was selected to be part of the DanceMotion USA Professional Development Follow-on Program and was awarded the PearlDiving Movement Residency at PearlArts Studio in Pittsburgh. In 2018, the company was awarded the Suite/Space Residency at Mabou Mines. In 2019, Fearon was a recipient of the esteemed MAP Fund Grant. From 2017 to 2019, Davalois Fearon Dance also received arts administration and professional development support from Pentacle. This funding has helped facilitate increased community engagement by the company, particularly with underserved urban youth of color.
The Joyce Theater's American Dance Platform is dedicated to the memory of Theodore S. Bartwink of The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Theodore S. Bartwink was a Joyce Theater Foundation Trustee from 1993 to 2014.
Major support for The Joyce’s presentation of the American Dance Platform has been provided by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.