Pentacle: Within and Between Us
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Experience site-specific dance in the Rubin galleries by some of New York’s most inspiring choreographers, presented in partnership with the arts organization Pentacle. The performances will reflect the theme of power, which radiates from our galleries as part of a yearlong exploration of the topic.
On Wednesday, April 10, witness a performance from choreographer Davalois Fearon at 6:00 PM, 6:45 PM, or 7:30 PM.
Pentacle’s Dance Series at the Rubin Museum of Art is supported by private funds from Mertz Gilmore Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
About the Choreographer
Named by Dance Magazine as one of seven Up-and -coming Black Artists to Have on Your Radar, Davalois Fearon is a Bessie award-winning, critically acclaimed dancer, teacher, and choreographer born on the island of Jamaica and raised in The Bronx. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Davalois Fearon Dance, a company with a mission that pushes both artistic and social boundaries. Her choreography has been presented nationally and internationally, including on Broadway at the New Victory Theater, by the Joyce Theater, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, and Edna Manley College in Kingston, Jamaica. She has received awards from Bronx Council on the Arts and Pentacle among others. In addition, she has been commissioned to create new work by organizations such as Harlem Stage and The Bronx Museum. She holds an MFA from the University Wisconsin, Milwaukee and received a BFA from Purchase College the same year she joined the Stephen Petronio Company. Fearon has performed and taught around the world, and at times staged Petronio repertory from 2005 to 2017. She is a professor of dance at Purchase College and College of Staten Island and teaches class at Gibney Dance.
Since 1976, Pentacle has been a model in the arts administration field, enabling performing artists to focus on what they do best—create art and engage with audiences. Pentacle designs and provides unique and robust programs of support for performing artists at critical stages in their careers. At its core, Pentacle believes in the unique and critical role the artist citizen plays in our democracy, and that art and artists inspire people in many communities to understand, articulate, and seek to attain their highest aspirations for the world. At the same time, Pentacle enriches the cultural landscape through cross-sector partnerships in multiple communities across NYC and the U.S.
Photo of Davalois Fearon by Andrew Lee
Photo of Antonio Ramos by Anaya Migel
Please note the same performance is repeated in each of the three time slots. Tickets for each time slot are sold separately.
Member Tickets: $15.20