Renowned dancer, curator, and choreographer Endalyn Taylor and I are collaborating with five cross-generational ballerinas towards a multi media performance, exhibition, and symposium titled Counterpoint Project. This project will explore, discuss, and reframe the ongoing cultural and critical contributions of black ballerinas in dance and visual culture.
I’m honored to announce that I have been awarded a Puffin Foundation grant to complete new work toward this goal! The Puffin Foundation (Teaneck, NJ) “has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.” I will use this grant to complete new works that will debut in New York City in the spring of 2018 — more details about the project will be shared in the near future.
For more information about the Puffin Foundation click here.
Pictured: Michaela DePrince, Photographed by Abbey Drucker