Kinesis Project dance theatre is a large-scale outdoor dance company - through a CUNY Dance Residency on the rooftop terrace of John Jay College the company continued to develop In Persistence of Memory - adding an amazing finale collaboration between choreographer Melissa Riker, costume designer Asa B. Thornton and material artist Celeste Cooning.
Kinesis Project dance theater has been called “a moveable feast, in more ways than one” by critic Eva Yaa Asantewaa
Michelle Amara Micca
Hannah Jean Lillevoy
Music by Felipe Fournier with Kate Jaworski
Dan Martinez on bass and Greg Diamond on guitar.
This performance was made possible by a matching grant from John C. Robinson in collaboration with The Bowick Family Trust, Melissa Graule & Anne Marie Saldejeno, and Laura Seaver & Tom Grenon.
Kinesis Project dance theatre's residency at John Jay College is part of the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), which is supported by The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, Howard Gilman Foundation, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, and the Harkness Foundation for Dance. CDI is spearheaded and administered by The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College. IN PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY originated as a commission by Adelphi University's Ephemeral Festival.