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Visiting Artist: Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance - CANCELED

Sat, October 15th, 2022
8:00 pm
- 9:30 pm

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Sadly, COVID has forced us to cancel this performance. The company members who tested positive are not on campus. We wish them a speedy recovery and will reschedule this performance as soon as possible. Thank you for your support.


Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group   With POWER, choreographer and “kinesthetic anthropologist” Reggie Wilson conjures the secret histories of 1800s Black Shaker communities, many led by women. Limited documentation exists on specific Black Shaker practices, but Wilson’s choreographic research gives form to beliefs shared by Shakers and African diasporic belief systems in a dual-Godhead, racial and gender equality, fractal movement patterns, and advancements in technology as acts of worship. Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group is a Brooklyn-based dance company that investigates the intersections of cultural anthropology and movement practices and believes in the potential of the body as a valid means for knowing.

“Wilson’s variation on the theme is fueled by his discovery that there were black Shakers once upon a time” —Boston Globe

Funding Credits

POWER was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; was co-commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow alongside with Hancock Shaker Village, created in part during multiple residencies in the Pillow Lab which included deep research at Hancock Shaker Village and premiered at Jacob’s Pillow July 10, 2019. POWER is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council; creation of this project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Fist and Heel’s programs are also made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; in part by Dance/NYC’s Dance Advancement Fund, made possible by the Ford Foundation; NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; Howard Gilman Foundation; Mosaic Network Fund Initiative; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; Mid Atlantic Arts Resilience Fund made possible by the American Rescue Plan through the National Endowment for the Arts; and the kind support of our many individual donors.

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