Grant Recipient Details


Winston-Salem, NC

Project Title
Delicate Power
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount

Delicate Power is a new 30 min dance piece by choreographer Helen Simoneau that investigates power, inclusiveness, and gender with an all-female identifying cast of five performers. Set to a live musical score by Pulitzer prize-winning composer and musician Caroline Shaw, with dramaturgy by Melanie George, and a separate art film and behind-the-scenes videos by Liz Sargent, the work will examine how women hold and exert power through voice and body, and honor individual agency and choice in relationship with others.

Estimated Artist Fees: $30,000-$35,000/week; $20,000-$25,000/half-week; $8,000-$10,000/virtual

Presenter Partners

  • American Dance Festival (Durham, NC)
  • Aperture Cinema (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • New York City Center (New York, NY)

Tour Coordinator

Brea Cali
Managing Director
Helen Simoneau Danse
Tel. (336) 505-9237

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Work Sample & Photos


Two dancers tug at each other's mesh outfits.
photo by Peter J. Mueller