Partnership Project: McKnight Artist Fellow | February 25 - March 9, 2013
McKnight Fellow in Choreography April Sellers used her time at MANCC to examine the constructs of identity through the domain of race, friendship, professional relationships, and creative partnering. While in residence, she and Kenna Cottman began exploring these ideas and prospect of a new duet. examining whether or why there is a racial divide between Generation X artists of different races. The jumping off inspiration for this project was the iconic Dan Wynn photograph of Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes holding up the power fist symbol together. Compelled by the image of Gloria and Dorothy, Sellers used dance to engage in a conversation about feminism and race. Theater artist and choreographer, Laurie Carlos, participated in the residency as a mentor and former MANCC Fellow, Juliette Mapp served as rehearsal director for the residency.
This residency was supported, in part, by The McKnight Foundation in partnership with Northrop Concerts and Lectures.
Collaborators in Residence: Kenna Cottman [Collaborating Artist], Laurie Carlos [Mentor], Juliette Mapp [Rehearsal Director]. Slideshow photos by Chris Cameron and Al Hall.