Broadway World Awards Nomination
Nov
15
to Dec 31

Broadway World Awards Nomination

Congratulations to FHP Artistic Director Francesca Harper for her nomination for a BroadwayWorld Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her outstanding performance as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson Bar and Grill (produced by JAG Productions, also nominated for Theater of the Year)!!!
Head on up to Vermont on Saturday 11/17 to see Francesca perform at JAG Productions' benefit dinner party "JAG Juke Joint"!

Vote for Francesca and JAG Productions here

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An FHP Experience: The UneXpected
Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

An FHP Experience: The UneXpected

Join us for our annual fundraiser to celebrate a marvelous 2018 season and support our 2019 season! This immersive evening features an FHP installation, performances by FHP artists and special guest Nona Hendryx, a dance party, and more!

Schedule:

5:30pm - VIP Champagne Reception and Film Screening
7pm - FHP installation, Performances featuring FHP artists and special guest Nona Hendryx, and Dance Party!

Your support will help fund the operations of the company (rehearsal space, artists fees, touring and travel) as well as productions such as Francesca’s new work “An Unapologetic Body” premiering in 2019.

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2019 Movement Invention Project®
Jun
24
to Jul 12

2019 Movement Invention Project®

Join Francesca at MIP®, a unique summer dance intensive in New York City for advanced dancers to develop risk-taking, creativity, and improvisational skills in a supportive environment to prepare the dancer to work in collaboration with today's choreographers.  The program includes ballet, improvisation workshops, and the exploration of the creative process. 

Francesca will serve as the Artistic Director for Movement Invention Project® for a second summer.

For more information (program information, auditions), click here!


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"Refrigerated Dreams" Performance
Oct
27
6:30 PM18:30

"Refrigerated Dreams" Performance

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Come join us at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater for interdisciplinary multimedia performance art concert “Refrigerated Dreams”! Francesca Harper is in collaboration with Nona Hendryx, Carrie Mae Weems, and Nigel Smith

Performances are on October 27th at 6:30pm and 9:00pm (doors open at 5:30pm and 8:30pm)

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Audition for FHP '18/19 Season
Jul
13
5:00 PM17:00

Audition for FHP '18/19 Season

FHP is seeking female and male performers with a unique sense of individuality and creativity for her 2018/2019 Season. Dancers with a background in multiple techniques are strongly encouraged to audition. Actors and Singers with a movement background are welcome as well.
FHP's Fall Season will include a collaboration with the Public Theatre, Nona Hendryx, Visual Artist Carrie Mae Weems, potential National and International touring, as well as the launch of a new FHP Series currently in development.

Dancers: bring socks or ballet slippers and pointe shoes
Actors: bring a monologue
Singers: bring a song to be performed a cappella

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FHP APAP Showing
Jan
14
3:00 PM15:00

FHP APAP Showing

Join us for excerpts from Francesca’s acclaimed solo The Look of Feeling, the FHP Company interactive work-in-progress (y)ourstory, and Francesca’s new solo-in-development My Story: An Unapologetic Body.

Reservations are highly encouraged, please email thefrancescaharperproject@gmail.com to reserve a seat. 

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Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Carrie Mae Weems: Grace Notes: Reflections for Now

Acclaimed visual artist Carrie Mae Weems has created and narrates this meditative and provocative new work rooted in music, song, video, dance, and spoken word with original music by composers James Newton and Craig Harris. Inspired by President Obama singing “Amazing Grace” in the wake of the 2015 mass shooting that killed nine African American members of a church in Charleston, SC, Grace Notes explores the implications of race and violence in communities across America.

The performance, first commissioned by the Spoleto Festival, makes its D.C. premiere with a cast of talented artists from wide disciplines, including music director and composer Craig Harris; singers Alicia Hall MoranImani Uzuri, and Eisa Davis; poets Carl Hancock Rux and Aja Monet; and dancer Francesca Harper.

This engagement is part of JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy, the Kennedy Center's yearlong programming initiative marking the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's birth and legacy, inspired by five ideals frequently attributed to America's 35th President: Courage, Freedom, Justice, Service, and Gratitude.

Tickets on sale July 12: http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/MSJPE

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Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Anatomy 1 Choreographic Commission

Francesca Harper has created Anatomy 1 on Bale da Cidade of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The piece will have its World Premiere at the Municipal Theater in Sao Paulo.  

Francesca Harper is the first international choreographer invited by Artistic Director Ismael Ivo since joining the company in January 2017. Harper's choice for the City Ballet is due to the high technical level of the choreographer, highlighting the iconic work with William Forsythe (choreographer internationally recognized for his work with the Frankfurt Ballet), as well as his objectivity in reflecting the moments of society . "Francesca is one of the biggest names in contemporary dance today and it's a real pride to bring a woman as my first international choreographer , " says Ismael Ivo.

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Sep
8
7:30 PM19:30

M/(y)ourstory - Chapter 1

Francesca's film showing in the Triskelion Film Festival. In "M(y)ourstory", Francesca Harper shares how personal experiences can inspire the creative process. She travels from childhood remembrances onward and chronicles a transformation that will forever hold her memories. Artists from The Francesca Harper Project move through these memories with empathy, unveiling a deeper sense of connection and humanity.

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