Nationally known choreographer and dancer, Molissa Fenley, will be in residence at The Launchpad with company members Christiana Axelsen and Rebecca Chaleff, September 7 through 11, creating a new choreographic work. Over the course of Fenley’s 36 year long career, she has produced over 80 original works that have been performed at the Joyce Theater, City Center, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Jacob's Pillow and American Dance Festival. She is also faculty at Mills College. Molissa and Company will be holding open rehearsals for the public to view on September 9, 10, & 11 from 1 to 4pm at the Open Studio in the Launchpad. Join Dance Initiative and Fenley at the Carbondale Library on Wednesday, September 9 from 6:30 to 7:30pm for a special presentation of Fenley's past work and discussion.
Dancers are welcome to participate in free Open Company Class on Friday, September 11 from 10am to 12pm. An additional Master Class on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10:30am to 12pm for $15 per dancer. Fenley & Company will perform several works, including Fenley's current work in progress, on Saturday, September 12 at 6:30pm. Tickets are $15. Space is limited for both the Master Class and performance.
Photo by Ian Douglas