Molissa Fenley Plus

New York, NY

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Molissa Fenley has choreographed over 75 works in her 36-year career in dance. As a soloist working in collaboration with visual artists and composers and with her company, Molissa Fenley and Company, founded in 1977, she has performed throughout the United States, South America, Europe, Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Fenley's work has been commissioned by The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, the American Dance Festival, the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, the Joyce Theater, the Dia Art Foundation, Jacob's Pillow, Lincoln Center, the New National Theater of Tokyo and many others. Her works "Cenotaph" and "State of Darkness" were awarded Bessies for Choreography in 1985 and 1988 respectively. Molissa has choreographed dances for the Australian Dance Theatre, The Ohio Ballet, the Deutsche Oper Ballet, Berlin, for Peter Boal, for Repertory Dance Theatre, Utah, for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, for the Korea/Japan Performing Arts Exchange and most recently for Robert Moses' Kin, the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Seattle Dance Project. She is Professor of Dance at Mills College, in residence in the spring semesters, and often teaches choreography at the Experimental Theater Wing of NYU. Recent awards include the American Academy in Rome Prize in 2008, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008, and from the American Masterpieces Initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in 2010.

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