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August 6-10
Molissa Fenley
2000 Grantee, Dance
State of Darkness
The Pacific Northwest Ballet will present Molissa Fenley’s dance, State of Darkness, in a special performance on the outdoor stage at Jacob’s Pillow.
Jacob's Pillow, Lee, MA
http://www.jacobspillow.org/festival/2014/08/pacific-northwest-ballet/ 



Through May 10
Annie-B Parson
2014 Grantee, Theater/Performance
Man in a Case
Directed by Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, Man in a Case is a theater and dance piece adapted from two Anton Chekhov short stories featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov in the lead role.
The Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
http://thebroadstage.com/man-in-a-case

May 31-June 1; June 27-28; July 6-7
Rashaun Mitchell
2013 Grantee, Dance
Carla Fernández: The Barefoot Designer
Performing in clothing designed by Carla Fernández, Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener seek to bring to life her notion of “clothing as canvas.” Fernández is recognized for her preservation of the rich textile heritage of Mexico's indigenous communities by transforming it into contemporary clothing.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA
http://www.gardnermuseum.org/contemporary_art/exhibitions/current_exhibitions/carla_fernandez_the_barefoot_designer

May 1-June 29
Bill Morrison
2003 Grantee, Visual Arts
The Great Flood
A collaboration between filmmaker Bill Morrison and guitarist-composer Bill Frisell, The Great Flood is inspired by the Mississippi River Flood of 1927, the most destructive river flood in American history.
Please click below for complete listing of show dates and locations nationwide.
http://icarusfilms.com/playdates.html - fld

April 30-May 4
Jen Rosenblit
2012 Grantee, Dance
Remix Festival
Rosenblit will present the Remix Festival, a new festival and platform for Philadelphia-based and national dance artists to exchange ideas through choreography.
The Fidget Space, Philadelphia, PA
http://remixfestival.weebly.com/
 
May 4
Molissa Fenley
2000 Grantee, Dance
Molissa Fenley and Friends
Fenley will curate an afternoon of dance as one of the closing events of Bay Area Dance Week. This year’s program includes performances and choreography by Holley Farmer, Molissa Fenley, Peiling Kao, Cuauhtemoc Peranda, Jose Navarrete, and Debby Kajiyama.
The Garage, San Francisco, California
http://www.molissafenley.com/calendar.php

May 4
Bill Morrison
2003 Grantee, Visual Arts
Re:Awakenings
Morrison’s film sources over six hours of original Super-8 footage shot by Dr. Oliver Sacks from 1969-70 as he administered the drug L-Dopa to patients who had been “asleep” for over forty years. The score is selected by Philip Glass.
57th San Francisco International Film Festival, Sundance Kabuki Cinema, San Francisco, CA
http://billmorrisonfilm.com/upcoming-screenings

May 7-11
David Lang
2002 Grantee, Music/Sound
Bob McGrath
1995 Grantee, Theater/Performance
Bill Morrison
2003 Grantee, Visual Arts
The Difficulty of Crossing a Field
This new opera, based on an 1839 Ambrose Bierce story of the same name, is about a slave owner in the antebellum South who walks across his field and disappears in plain view of his family, his neighbors, and his slaves, forever altering the relationships among them.
Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY
http://www.bethmorrisonprojects.org/portfolio/difficulty-of-crossing-a-field/

May 15-18
Annie-B Parson
2014 Grantee, Theater/Performance
Man in a Case
Directed by Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, Man in a Case is a theater and dance piece adapted from two Anton Chekhov short stories featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov in the lead role.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
http://www2.mcachicago.org/event/mca-stage-benefit-opening-night-celebration-of-baryshnikov-productions-man-in-a-case/

May 16-17
Molissa Fenley
2000 Grantee, Dance
Premiere of a new work
Fenley will create a new work for the Oakland Ballet as part of their “Oakland-esque” Program with original music composed by Joan Jeanrenaud and performed live by Nava Dunkelmann and Anna Wray.
Oakland Ballet at The Malonga Casquelourd Center, Oakland, CA
http://www.molissafenley.com/calendar.php

May 16-October 13
Alix Pearlstein
2011 Grantee, Theater/Performance
Platform 14: Alix Pearlstein, The Park
Pearlstein will present a three-channel, site-specific video installation filmed in the sculpture park at the DeCordova Museum.
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
http://www.decordova.org/art/exhibition/platform-14-alix-pearlstein-park-0

June 2-4
Trajal Harrell
2014 Grantee, Dance
Antigone Sr. / Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (L)   
Harrell will present the “large size” dance from his Twenty Looks series.
Festival Transamériques, Usine C, Montréal, Canada
http://www.fta.qc.ca/fr/spectacles/2014/antigone-sr

June 18-22
Elevator Repair Service
2009 Grantee, Theater/Performance
Arguendo
Arguendo is a theatrical exploration of the drama emerging from Supreme Court oral arguments in Barnes v. Glen Theatre, a 1991 First Amendment case brought by a group of erotic dancers and the proprietors of the Kitty Kat Lounge in Indiana.
International Festival of Art & Ideas, New Haven, CT
http://artidea.org/arguendo

June 19
Jack Collom
2012 Grantee, Poetry
Panel and Reading
Collom will give a reading as part of the Naropa University Summer Writing Program.
Naropa PAC, Boulder, CO
http://naropa.edu/academics/jks/summer-writing-program/

June 21
John Bischoff
1999 Grantee, Music/Sound
Garden of Memory
The annual walk-through event at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland will feature over 40 new music composers, including Bischoff, and groups performing throughout the maze-like architecture of the columbarium.
Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA
http://www.gardenofmemory.com/

June 24-25
Ishmael Houston-Jones
2013 Grantee, Dance
13 Love Songs: dot dot dot
Choreographer/performers Ishmael Houston-Jones and Emily Wexler will present the North Carolina premiere of their first evening-length collaboration, 13 Love Songs: dot dot dot.
The PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC
http://www.americandancefestival.org/performance/adf-offstage/ishmael-houston-jones-emily-wexler/
 
July 3
Ron Padgett
1996 Grantee, Poetry
Reading
Ron Padgett will present an evening reading as part of his summer writing residency at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT
http://www.vcfa.edu/writing/news/vcfa-announces-visiting-writers-summer-2014-writing-residency

July 6
Ron Padgett
1996 Grantee, Poetry
Reading
Padgett will present an afternoon reading together with Howard Norman.
Brownington Congregational Church, Brownington Historic Village, VT
http://backroadsreadings.com/

July 7-9
Jonathan Bepler
1999 Grantee, Music/Sound
John Jasperse
2003 Grantee, Dance
American Dance Festival
Within between is a new evening-length collaborative performance work by Jasperse and Bepler.
Reynolds Industries Theater, Durham, NC
http://www.americandancefestival.org/performance/adfduke/john-jasperse-company/
 
August 6-10
Molissa Fenley
2000 Grantee, Dance
State of Darkness
The Pacific Northwest Ballet will present Molissa Fenley’s dance, State of Darkness, in a special performance on the outdoor stage at Jacob’s Pillow.
Jacob's Pillow, Lee, MA
http://www.jacobspillow.org/festival/2014/08/pacific-northwest-ballet/