STATE OF DARKNESS has been nominated for the 2021 Bessies in the following categories: Best Revial, Outstanding Performer - Sara Mearns, Outstanding Performer - Michael Trusnovec.
Upcoming performances of STATE OF DARKNESS include an evening presented by the American Dance Festival at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC. Annique Roberts and Michael Trusnovec perform on September 12th, with their performances at 3:30pm and 7:30pm, respectively. 
Molissa Fenley and Company will be dancing Cosmati Variations, Part 1 as part of SALONE an event of the Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome at Roulette in Brooklyn, November 8, 2021, 8pm.

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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UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance
October 15-October 15, 2020-21
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November 8, 2021, doors open 7pm, performances at 8pm
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YoungArts Gallery
December 1, 2021 to March 1, 2022
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Cosmati Variations

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