“Mystory: An Unapologetic Body”
In development by Francesca as her response to (y)ourstory. "I started working on the stories of the dancers in (y)ourstory, I realized they were giving me their lives and they had to be managed with real care." (FHP interview with Zita Allen.) From this came the realization that her own story needed to be told, to enrich her life, her work, and to understand the roots of her identity.
Growing up in the Ailey school, being counseled by Alvin Ailey himself, influenced by her mother Denise Jefferson, being a Principal in Ballet Frankfurt, performing on Broadway, forming her own dance company, receiving choreographic commissions and performing around the world, a life whose professional experience has been that of an African American woman in the predominantly white world of ballet and Broadway, all these influences come together in the creation of Mystory.
Mystory will live along side solo works from her fellow FHP members, celebrating the power in diversity that lives in our global community and the lives of those in our own community.