This year, the Days and Nights Festival is proud to present acclaimed dancer and choreographer Molissa Fenley to host a series of dance performances and workshops.

Molissa Fenley

Molissa has choreographed over 70 works in her 34-year career in dance. With her company, Molissa Fenley and Dancers (founded in 1977), and as a soloist working in collaboration with visual artists and composers, Molissa has performed throughout the United States, South America, Europe, Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Her work has been commissioned by the American Dance Festival, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival, the Dia Art Foundation, Jacob’s Pillow, Lincoln Center, the New National Theater of Tokyo, The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, and many others. Both Cenotaph and State of Darkness were awarded a Bessie for Choreography in 1985 and 1988 respectively.

This year, Molissa Fenley will present a series of original dance pieces, including her newest work: The Vessel Stories. Dedicated to the artistic life and work of Brian Buczak, The Vessel Stories features original score by Philip Glass. All dance will be accompanied by Philip Glass, live on solo piano.

For full description of the dance performances this year, please visit the 2011 Festival Schedule page.