Francesca Harper: Princeton Dance Festival Reimagined, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance

An exciting, innovative, reimagined virtual edition of the annual Princeton Dance Festival features six diverse, professional choreographers bringing their unique aesthetics to the question of dance in the COVID era working with Princeton dance students. Led by Peter Chu, Francesca Harper, Rebecca Lazier, Dean Moss, Silas Riener, and Olivier Tarpaga, students explore the intersections of dance and multimedia performance, digital animation, filmmaking, site-based work, and music. Each evening is a completely different and unique experience followed by a question and answer session with the choreographers.

Francesca Harper’s project, Emergence and Discovery: Digital Dance Portraits, facilitates collaborative construction and the development of 10 short, personal films allowing movement, filmmaking, images, text, music, and discovery in natural and industrial habitat to be accessible and serve as inspiration. As dance artists emerge from isolation and reshape their lives, how do they preserve the moment? This existential question will be translated into art. 

Free and open to the public.

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December 3, 2020


8:00 p.m.


Online via Zoom Webinar