Aug
21
8:00 PM20:00

"Carnival of the Animals" performed at Summerstage

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NYCB's Artistic Director Wendy Whelan is joined by acclaimed spoken-word artist and playwright, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, to perform a work-in-progress excerpt of "Carnival of the Animals", with choreography by Francesca Harper. The performance follows with a screening of the 2013 documentary Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan.

Join us for the FREE performance @ Rumsey Playfield in Central Park!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 7:00 pm)

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Harper co-directs and choreographs her first off-Broadway musical "Rose's War"
Aug
16
to Aug 22

Harper co-directs and choreographs her first off-Broadway musical "Rose's War"

ROSE'S WAR is a WWII-era interracial musical love story set mostly in New York and Harlem nightclubs where two singer-songwriters must fight against all odds for a happy ending.

Performances at the inaugural
Rave Musical Theater Festival:

August 16, 21, and 22 at 4:00pm
August 18 and 20 at 8:15pm

Stay tuned for ticket info!

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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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Jun
11
to Jun 16

"WOMEN/CREATE!" at New York Live Arts!

During this 8th season, Armitage Gone! Dance, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, The Francesca Harper Project, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Helen Simoneau Danse and Katarzyna Skarpetowska (featuring The Richmond Ballet) come together for one week of distinguished programming that celebrates women creators and their unapologetic voices in the dance world.

FHP will perform Unapologetic Body (Excerpt from A Work in Progress – World Premiere, 2020) on:
Wednesday June 12th at 7:30pm
Saturday June 15th at 2:00pm
Sunday June 16th at 2:00pm

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May
29
to Jun 2

The Limon Dance Company performs new work by Francesca Harper

Francesca Harper shares a world premiere at the Joyce on the Limon Dance Company this spring!

Harper dives into a world of infinite possibilities with a score by Grammy nominated composer, singer, and songwriter Nona Hendryx. In the new work “Radical Beasts in the Forest of Possibilities,” Harper and Hendryx examine the lines between intimacy and protest, tension, release, and humanism in our current social and political climate. Harper looks forward to investigating and integrating the soulful, quality of the Limón dancers to question, provoke, and inspire audiences with a determined sense of hope.

This groundbreaking work will premiere at The Joyce Theater in New York City from May 29th to June 2nd, 2019 as part of the Limon Dance Company’s annual, highly-anticipated Spring Season.

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May
8
to May 11

FHP at the Rubin Museum of Art

The Francesca Harper Project is excited to be a part of the Pentacle series at The Rubin Museum of Art! FHP will create a new site-specific works reflecting on the theme of “Power – Within and Between Us”, which the Rubin will explore through exhibitions and programs all year long.

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Join us at the Rubin (150 West 17th Street) on May 8th (6:00PM, 6:45PM, 7:30PM) and then all four choreographers will be share their work on Family Day on May 11th (1:30PM-3:30PM)

Learn More Here!

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Pentacle’s Dance Series at the Rubin Museum of Art is supported by private funds from Mertz Gilmore Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

FHP and The D.O.M.E. Experience at The Bronx Museum

Join us at the Bronx Museum to see the world premiere of FHP’s collaboration with The D.O.M.E. Experience (Co-Founders and musicians Mimi Jones and ArcoIris Sandoval) on April 27th! (Doors open at 6:30pm)

The new work features choreography by Francesca Harper, performances by Francesca Harper, Eriko Iisaku, Josh Johnson, a twenty-piece jazz chamber orchestra, spoken word, and cinematography.

View the preview here!

Learn more about the project here!

RSVP here (the performance is Free!)

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FHP performs "Digital Forest" in Boston, MA
Apr
20
3:00 PM15:00

FHP performs "Digital Forest" in Boston, MA

FHP collaborated with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Nona Hendryx's "Digital Forest" at Berklee. The immersive experience featured Hendryx, drummer and electronic percussionist Will Calhoun (Living Color), Francesca's choreography, FHP Dancer Eriko Iisaku, as well as Berklee EPD, Boston Conservatory and Berklee students. Thank you Nona for the wonderful opportunity!

Performances at 3pm & 6pm!

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Harper performs in Carrie Mae Weems' "PAST TENSE" (Grace Farms, CT)
Mar
23
3:00 PM15:00

Harper performs in Carrie Mae Weems' "PAST TENSE" (Grace Farms, CT)

Artistic Director Francesca will be at Grace Farms, CT, performing in Carrie Mae Weems’ “Past Tense” on March 23rd. The new performance-based work explores the enduring significance of the iconic character Antigone and her profound relevance to our contemporary moment.

Get your tickets here: https://gracefarms.org/events/carrie-mae-weems-performance/

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Harper stars as Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" and tours to Belize, Honduras and Haiti
Jan
16
to Feb 3

Harper stars as Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" and tours to Belize, Honduras and Haiti

Francesca revives the role of Billie Holiday (nominated for Best Actress in a Musical on Broadway World) in JAG's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill!

JAG productions’ Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, a haunting play with captivating insights of the life of one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, will be featured amongst the many brilliant performances that Capital Jazz Fest has selected for its full-ship music festival at sea, a cruise that will depart from Florida to visit Haiti, Honduras, Belize and Mexico starting January 17, 2019 on Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas cruise ship.

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It’s 1959 and jazz legend Billie Holiday is playing a seedy bar in Philadelphia. It will be one of her last performances. As she shares stories about her stormy personal life, her battle with addiction and her ground-breaking vocal style, she also, of course, sings.

Featuring a sensational score, including “God Bless The Child”, “What a Little Moonlight Can Do” and “Strange Fruit”, this haunting play with captivating insights of the life of one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, is not to be missed.

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Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

Open Rehearsal: BxMA CoLab: The D.O.M.E. Experience

Join us at the Bronx Museum for an open rehearsal FHP’s collaboration with The D.O.M.E. Experience, featuring performances by Francesca Harper, Eriko Iisaku, Josh Johnson, a jazz chamber orchestra, spoken word, and cinematography.

Co-Founders and musicians Mimi Jones and ArcoIris Sandoval (The D.O.M.E Experience), along with choreographer Francesca Harper, and creative visual  designer Jason Lalor will discuss their unique practices and share  new collaborative work that will premiere in April 2019.

Learn more about the project here!

Watch the promo video 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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Nov
16
to Nov 28

Residency at University of New Mexico

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Francesca will choreograph a new work on students in the dance department at the University of New Mexico. In Francesca’s new work, Radical Beasts, Harper and UNM dance students examine the fine lines between intimacy and protest, tension, release and humanism in our current social and political climate.

Read more here: https://news.unm.edu/news/forefront-unm-s-spring-2019-faculty-dance-concert#.XGchzZnfPPE.facebook

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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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"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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