DFD Mentorship Program
Photo: Mark Frohna
ANNOUNCING: The Davalois Fearon Dance Mentorship Initiative! The Arts & Social Justice internship will kick off the Davalois Fearon Dance Mentorship Initiative! It is designed for college students and recent graduates incorporating social justice practices with dance and choreography. As a part of this program, students will directly interface with DFD’s social justice focused Time to Talk Initiative, which increases the awareness of structural racism within dance, academia, and society at large.
Email us here to learn more.
SPC - Bloodlines(future)
Jaqlin Medlock Photography
We are so happy to announce Davalois Fearon has been selected to commission work for
Stephen Petronio Company's Bloodlines(future).
Stephen moves into the next phase of his Bloodlines project, looking towards future generations of artists and heirs to the Bloodlines lineage and how these historical masters frame the future of modern dance. Stephen Petronio Company’s Bloodlines, which began in 2015 and has since restaged 11 iconic dances. These masterpieces have irrevocably marked the American postmodern dance landscape and have had a particular impact on Petronio’s thinking. Bloodlines(future) Program, made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with support from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Meet Raven, our new Marketing Director!
We are so excited to welcome Raven Marsh to the DFD Team as our Marketing Director!
She has been active with our Time to Talk Initiative and performed in
Dava's piece Just Be, which premiered at Purchase this Spring!
More about Raven:
Raven Marsh is a graduate of SUNY Purchase in the conservatory of dance. As a dancer and activist, Raven has chosen to engage in projects that she is passionate about. This year, she has had the opportunity to serve as a Time to Talk Initiative member for Davalois Fearon dance. She has been able to share her experiences as a student and provide helpful insight into many of the initiative's goals. In addition to being a part of the time-to-talk initiative, Raven served her community as a co-Leader of the COD’s Racial equity group during her senior year. A group focused on making the dance space purchase a more equitable and safe space for those often marginalized. Raven is dedicated to creating safe and inclusive communities and hopes to share her practices with others to improve the dance space and its communities in the future.
We are so proud of launching our DFD commission initiative, which produced the first success of the Time to Talk Shedding Workshop facilitated by Mikaila Ware and a work in progress piece, Untitled by Morgan Renee Anderson Raynor. Stay tuned for announcements on our upcoming in-person, virtual, and DFD commission initiative events!!
Opportunities & Resources:
Artistic Director, Production Stage Manager, Tenure Track Assistant Professor, etc. positions via the IABD career site
Dancewave seeks to hire a Community Programs Coordinator (FT) and a Seasonal Events Producer (FT). View our website for more information.
Professional Development for the People! is an experiential, 8-week online course that shares SLMDances’ praxis. This course is for you if you are an artist, organizer, educator, cultural worker, or another related practitioner deepening and re-imagining your leadership practice. More information here.
National Dance Institute of New Mexico is looking for people with dance experience for our open positions (both full time with benefits and part time opportunities). Please find our employment opportunities, a short video with testimonials from our current teachers, and information about our Teaching Excellence teacher training workshop this summer here.
Movement Works seeks a teaching artist for k-4 movement classes in Yonkers NY. The teaching schedule for the fall school year (2021/2022) is determined by the participating school. To submit resume or for more information: Damaris Ferrer email@example.com
Additional resources that may be helpful:
List of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak
COVID-19 is still here
DFD, along with everyone else, has been affected by the coronavirus. We have been to pooling our resources together to stay afloat, and help the dance community and society. Here are some ways you can help!
Help DFD: Become a monthly Davalois Fearon Dance donor or make a one-time donation here.
Donate Blood: The New York Blood Center is still in urgent need of blood donations. You can learn more and sign up to donate here.
Get tested: Look up your local testing availability and get tested to help stop the spread!
NYC Antibody Testing
NYC Testing and Tracing
Reach out to us with other ways in which you are helping out your local community. We would love to hear what you are doing, to continue pooling these ideas and get as many people helping as possible!
Support DFD Today!
“Time to Talk - Shedding Workshop” with Mikaila Ware was made possible in part by the BAX Parent Artist Space Grant. The creation of "Time to Talk" was made possible with the support of the Bronx Council on the Arts, Pearl Diving Movement Residency, Mabou Mines’ SUITE/Space, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts Department of Dance. Time to talk premiered virtually on June 26th, 2020, via the Davalois Fearon Dance Virtual Theater. Davalois Fearon Dance is fiscally sponsored by the Foundation for Independent Artists, Inc., a non-profit organization administered by Pentacle (DanceWorks, Inc). Pentacle is a non-profit management support organization for the performing arts. Mara Greenberg, Director; 75 Broad Street, Suite 304, New York, NY 10004. 212/278-8111. www.pentacle.org."
Davalois Fearon Dance's mission is to collaboratively create, perform, and teach a versatile body of work that draws from Artistic Director Davalois Fearon’s richly diverse movement vocabulary and cultivate the next generation of dance artists. Fearon is passionate about creating work that push both artistic and social boundaries.