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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Vision Festival

Davalois Fearon

The Motion of Words and Sound, is a music, dance, and poetry experience featuring longtime music and dance collaborators Davalois Fearon and Mike McGinnis joined by world-renowned poet Patricia Smith. It stems from Fearon’s most recent work the Power Inside and Between, a site-specific piece commissioned by Pentacel for the 2019 Dance Series at the Rubin Museum of Art which reclaims the trope of the “Angry Black Woman” to find the power inside rage, inside the community, and inside the black female body. The Motion of Words and Sound, is a mixture of improvised and composed music and dance inspired by rage, sexuality, the words of Patricia Smith and the spirit of improvisation.


Bessie award-winning, critically-acclaimed dancer, teacher, and choreographer Davalois Fearon, has been lauded by colleagues as “unapologetic” and by critics as “electrifying.” Fearon was born on the island of Jamaica and raised in the Bronx, NY and is the founder and Artistic Director of Davalois Fearon Dance. She creates visual imagery that is fluid yet detailed, assertive yet thoughtful. Her choreography has been presented throughout New York City, by the Joyce Theater, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dance Enthusiast’s “Moving Caribbean in NYC,” the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, and the Inception to Exhibition Dance Festival, among others; as well as across the US and in Kingston, Jamaica. She has collaborated with internationally renowned poet Patricia Smith, multi-reedist Mike McGinnis, fashion photographer Nigel HoSang, and interdisciplinary artists Andre Zachery and Deborah Castillo.a??

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