Oct
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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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Aug
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

Contemporary Dance & Performance NYC Studio Showing

Students of the Contemporary Dance & Performance NYC Summer Intensive will have the chance to show some of the knowledge gained and repertoire learned over the 10 day intensive in front of friends, family, and industry professionals. The Francesca Harper Project will also perform. Tickets $20. Due to limited seating, tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets available at http://fhpsummerintensivestudioshowing.eventbrite.com.

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Jul
25
to Aug 4

Contemporary Dance & Performance NYC Summer Intensive

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The Francesca Harper Project is excited to host the First Annual Contemporary Dance & Performance NYC Summer Intensive July 25th-August 4th, 2016. The ten day interdisciplinary intensive provides an inspiring environment to train rigorously with world renowned instructors and choreographers, as well as perform for and network with industry professionals at a studio showing in the beautiful and historic Alvin Ailey Studios. More than just a dance intensive, artists will have the opportunity to explore across disciplines and learn how to bring a new level of honesty and freedom to their personal work.

For more information, visit the Summer Intensive page. Registration available at http://fhpsummerintensive.eventbrite.com.

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Apr
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

Destiny Rising

The NYC Dance Alliance Foundation will celebrate awarding over $14 Million in college scholarships with a fundraising performance at The Joyce Theater on Monday evening, April 18, 2016. Expect an evening of dance artistry featuring outstanding NYCDA alumni, the choreography of NYCDA faculty, and special guest performances from prominent professional dance companies all benefiting the NYCDAF College Scholarship Program. 

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