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Davalois Fearon To Co-Headline E-Moves 17 At Harlem Stage Will Perform ‘Water’, ‘Thirst’, & ‘Storm’ From ‘Consider Water’

Posted March 31, 2016

Professional performer and choreographer Davalois Fearon will be performing commissioned works Water, Thirst, & Storm as part of E-Moves 17 at The Harlem Stage Gatehouse (150 Convent Avenue, Manhattan). The New York Times Featured Artist will Co-Headline the performances with fellow choreographers Jason Samuels Smith, Laurie Taylor, and Desiree Godsell. The performances will take place at 7:30pm on Thursday April 7th, Friday April 8th, and Saturday April 9th. Tickets are $20.00 to the general public, and $16.00 to Harlem Stage Members. To purchase tickets, call the box office at (212) 281-9240 ext. 19 or 20 on online at www.harlemstage.org.
For E-Moves 17, Harlem Stage has paired each of the choreographers with an artistic adviser who will provide direction and counsel to help further the support and development of the commissioned works. Fearon, who is a principle performer with Stephen Petronio Company, and one of acclaimed dance journalist Wendy Perron’s “Best Performers of 2015”, will be paired with dance educator Nia Love, who has performed and produced choreographic works at universities and festivals all over the globe. “I am honored and elated to have the opportunity to work with someone with Nia’s insight and artistic prowess,” said Fearon.
Davalois Fearon's Water, Thirst & Storm are part of a larger work in progress piece titled Consider Water, which combines three types of artistic expression: dynamic and fluid dance, original music, and visual arts. Long before anyone had ever heard of Flint, Michigan, Fearon was inspired to create the piece after her own experience of having limited access to clean, drinkable water as a child in Jamaica. “It is a multifaceted dance project, inspired by domestic and global water issues, like water scarcity, water contamination, water quality impairment, and water-related natural disasters”, says Fearon. She goes on to point out, “Here in the United States, 40% of the rivers and 46% of the lakes are polluted and are considered unhealthy for swimming, fishing, or aquatic life. It is an issue that needs to be addressed, and I want to utilize my ability as a dance artist to try and make a difference.”
Support for the creation and development of Water, Thirst & Storm has been provided through the Harlem Stage Fund for New Work, which has received support from the Jerome Foundation. Water, Thirst & Storm will premiere at The Harlem Stage Gatehouse on April 7th, 2016 as part of E-Moves 17. Consider Water has received generous support provided by the Bronx Council on the Arts.

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