State of Darkness: An Interview with Molissa Fenley
About the Video
Molissa Fenley created her seminal work, State of Darkness in 1988. Recently, it was live-streamed from New York’s Joyce Theater, seven separate performances, each with a different dancer. Molissa recreated the work at The Dance Hub with the support of an AD&M Rent Subsidy Grant. In the interview, she talks about this work. She also shares her wisdom, as well as some fun stories from her far reaching and exceptional continuing career as an American modern dance choreographer and performer.
State of Darkness: The Interview:
Carrie Diamond, director of The Dance Hub, interviews Molissa Fenley about the creation, revival, and performances of State of Darkness and about her new work, supported by a rent subsidy award from The Dance Hub.
State of Darkness: The Original Version
Choreography: Molissa Fenley, 1988
Music by Igor Stravinsky, “Le Sacre du Printemps” as played by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati conductor
Performance by Molissa Fenley
Recorded at the Joyce Theater, New York in October, 1990
Videographer: Mark Robison of Character Generators