Grant Recipient Details


New York, NY

Dance Theatre of Harlem, New York, NY
Project Title
Francesca Harper/DTH 2016
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount

Francesca Harper will create a new work for Dance Theatre of Harlem to John Adams’ String Quartet. Originally approached by the Attacca String Quartet to work with the John Adams score, Ms. Harper intends to create a work that uses classical ballet vocabulary to make a contemporary statement. The ballet, which is on pointe, is in two parts and will be performed to live music wherever possible. This as-yet-untitled work is inspired by current social justice issues in America, in particular as they relate to the black community, and is built in collaboration with the dancers using their own experiences, as people of color, as material to explore. Estimated artist fee: $35,000/performance, $98,000/week.

Tour Coordinator
Edward Schoelwer, Booking Consultant
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Presenter Partners
City College Center for the Arts (New York, NY)
Seattle Theatre Group (Seattle, WA)
Washington Performing Arts (Washington, DC) 

Photo: Sharon Bradford