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Fana Fraser || The Playground NYC
THE PLAYGROUND NYC
Registered participants will be emailed a link to the class 15 minutes prior to the start
The Playground NYC, in partnership with Gibney, is offering Online Studio, digital dance space. Join us, wherever you are for LIVE online classes with teaching artists in New York City and around the world. Let’s keep moving together and finding new ways to connect. Classes are open to movers of all levels!
Classes will be streamed live via ZOOM. Participants must pre-register for class and create a (free) ZOOM account to join. Registration will close 20 minutes before the class time. Fifteen minutes before class, you will receive an email with the ZOOM link.
Let’s dance it out! Community Strong.
*pause* ; During this session, we will play *pause*, an experimental theatre game that investigates slowing down and listening, care, sounding and dancing, and mapping out strategies on how to begin, when to begin, and where to begin again. Prior ‘dance training’ or ‘performance experience’ is not necessary for this class.
Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Fana Fraser is a performer and director based in New York City. Her performance work is rooted in a contemporary Caribbean aesthetic and framed by narratives of eroticism, power, and compassion. Fana's work has been presented at Issue Project Room, Wassaic Project, Brooklyn Museum, The Knockdown Center, Movement Research at the Judson Church, BAAD!, La MaMa Moves!, the CURRENT SESSIONS, Gibney, Trinidad Theatre Workshop, and Emerging Artists Theatre. She has been a CUNY Dance Initiative artist in residence (2017-18), a Movement Research Van Lier Fellow (2017), a resident at the inaugural MANCC Forward Dialogues choreolab (2017), and a resident artist for Dance Your Future 2016 - a project partnership between BAAD! and Pepatián, and at the Dance and Performance Institute of Trinidad & Tobago (2016). Fana also serves as the Rehearsal Director for Ailey II and as Co-Director/consultant for South Bronx based arts organization, Pepatián. As a dancer, she has worked with Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Ailey II, Sidra Bell Dance New York, The Francesca Harper Project, The Metropolitan Opera, Andrea Miller for Hermès, and with Ryan McNamara at Performa 13, Art Basel Miami, Guggenheim Works & Process, Frieze New York, and The ICA Boston. fanafraser.com
Photo credit: David Gonsier