Commissioned by the Museum as part of the BxMA Co-Lab dance series, Davalois Fearon Dance will perform As Above, As Below a new, site-specific choreography created in dialogue with Gordon Matta-Clark’s 1971 performance Tree Dance, as well as the inclusion of alchemic philosophy in both artists’ practice.
Costumes, wearable sculptures and make up by Jasmine Murrell. Music by Mike McGinnis. Tree and leaves design by Myssi Robinson. Choreography by Davalois Fearon in collaboration with dancers. As Above As Below Video by Nigel HoSangRain.
4:00pm Gallery tour and performance in lobby
5:00pm Outdoor procession to Andrew Freedman Home* and performance
6:00pm Panel and reception with Davalois Fearon at the Museum’s XM Cafe with music, food and dancing!
*Rain location Bronx Museum galleries
Davalois Fearon, Consider Water. © Argenis Apolinario
Davalois Fearon is a critically acclaimed dancer, teacher, and choreographer born on the island of Jamaica and raised in The Bronx, New York. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Davalois Fearon Dance. Her choreography has been presented throughout New York City, including by the Joyce Theater, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, Dance Enthusiast’s “Moving Caribbean in NYC,” the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, E-Moves 17 dance series, and the Inception to Exhibition Dance Festival, as well as in Berkeley (CA), Portland (OR), Tampa (FL), and Kingston, Jamaica. Fearon has collaborated with internationally renowned poet Patricia Smith, multi-reedist Mike McGinnis, fashion photographer Nigel HoSang, and interdisciplinary artists Andre Zachery and Deborah Castillo.