Joyce Theater

Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group

American Dance Platform 2016

ADP CURATOR: Walter Jaffe and Paul King

Works Performed: Moses(es) (excerpt) and CITIZEN (excerpt)

About the Company

Company Website

Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group is a Brooklyn-based dance company that investigates the intersections of cultural anthropology and movement practices and believes in the potential of the body as a valid means for knowing. The company's performance work is a continued manifestation of the rhythm languages of the body provoked by the spiritual and the mundane traditions of Africa and its Diaspora.

Latest Works


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POWER is Wilson’s new evening-length dance performance work. It reimagines compelling core Shaker values, contributions, practices, and histories through a postmodern American lens. This work builds and expands on his investigations related to the early evolution of African American spiritual worship. Points-of-inspiration for this work include Black Shaker Eldress Mother Rebecca Cox Jackson, Shaker foundress Mother Ann Lee, The First Great Awakening, and American Utopianism, Binary Opposition, and foundational research from his work The Littlest Baptist. POWER is eligible for NDP tour support.

Witness: Insights & Insistence

Friday, Jan 8 from 1-2.30pm ET.

A zoom conversation led by the illustrious, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar (Founding Artistic Director, Urban Bush Women) with Artistic Directors: Ana Maria Alvarez (CONTRA-TIEMPO);  Kyle Abraham (A.I.M by Kyle Abraham); Reggie Wilson (Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group);  and Ronald K. Brown (Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE). You are invited to witness a teaching moment as Jawole, endowed with a powerful artistic mastery and perspective,  engages these four compelling leaders to reflect on their beginnings, share insights on their current work and collectively dive into ‘futuring’. The conversation will be followed by a short Q&A.


APAP virtual showcase

An Evening of Selected Works is a selection of Reggie Wilson works which include an excerpt of CITIZEN performed by Yeman Brown, the riveting solo INTRODUCTION performed by Wilson himself, and a rich exploration called the duet performed by Brown and Paul Hamilton.

Available for viewing Friday, January 8 at 6pm ET until Tuesday, January 12 at 11:59 pm ET.

To receive the link and password, please RSVP to

Funding Credits

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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.