Reggie Wilson Visiting Artist | October 14 – October 27, 2012
Work in Development: (project) Moseses Project
Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group returns to MANCC to continue research for the new performance piece, (project) Moseses Project, which studies the figure of Moses across Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Inspired by Zora Neele Hurston’s Moses, Man of the Mountain, Wilson explores how we lead and why we follow.
In preparing for the piece, Wilson conducted exploratory travels to Israel, Egypt, Turkey and Mali to investigate the effects of migration on beliefs and customs. (project) Moseses Project looks at the migration of peoples and culture out of Africa and into the rest of the world. The work investigates how much of what came out of Africa affected and influenced world evolution and questions, is that so today?
Wilson will use his time in residence to intertwine the academic component of his research with kinesthetic exploration in the studio. He will also continue to develop a “co-hort tracking” project, which engages students and community members at each developmental site in the making of the work.
This residency is part of The Hatchery Project, a new collaborative residency initiative with The Chocolate Factory (Long Island City, NY), Live Arts Brewery/Philadelphia Live Arts Festival (Philadelphia, PA), Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL), and Vermont Performance Lab (Guilford, VT) and is made possible with major funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional support by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Seating is limited. To make a reservation, please visit Reggie Wilson’s MANCC webpage.
FSU School of Dance
Thursday, October 25th at 3:30 pm
The Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC), at the FSU School of Dance, is a choreographic research and development center whose mission is to raise the value of the creative process in dance.