Today's guest is Francesca Harper. Francesca is an internationally acclaimed, multifaceted artist. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Francesca Harper Project and former principal dancer with Ballet Frankfurt under William Forsythe. Francesca has choreographed works for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Tanz Graz, Hubbard Street II, and Dallas Black Dance Theater, and enjoys her appointment as an adjunct professor at New York University and the Juilliard School. Francesca was awarded a two-year choreographic fellowship with Urban Bush Women, providing support toward her latest dance-theater work An Unapologetic Body. She is committed to works rooted in artistic expression, empowerment, and social awareness.
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Today’s guest is Jacqulyn Buglisi. Choreographer, dancer, educator and advocate, Jacqulyn Buglisi co-founded Buglisi Dance Theatre in 1993 following an illustrious career as a principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company. She leads the annual Table of Silence Project 9/11, a site-specific performance ritual for peace performed at Lincoln Center by 180 dancers, six musicians and chorus of nine, and seen via live stream across the U.S. in all 50 states and worldwide in 129 countries. Buglisi Dance Theatre will be performing as part of the upcoming Women/Create! A Festival of Dance at NYLA in NYC.
Women/Create! A Festival of Dance
2018 Season New York Live Arts
Celebrating the Innovation of Women in Choreography
June 11-16, 2019
More Info: womencreatedance.org
During this 8th season, Armitage Gone! Dance, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, The Francesca Harper Project, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Helen Simoneau Danse, and Katarzyna Skarpetowska (featuring The Richmond Ballet) come together for a distinguished week of programming that celebrates women creators and their unapologetic voices in the dance world.