FRANCESCA HARPER PROJECT
Founded in 2005 by Francesca Harper, The Francesca Harper Project is a not-for-profit company dedicated to creating groundbreaking dance, music, and theater works. Francesca Harper’s direction and choreographic work serves as the artistic foundation for the company, but it is the innovation and commitment to humanity and diversity that is fundamental to The Francesca Harper Project. The company aspires to create a unique style – classical dance forms, deconstructed and fused with cutting-edge text, music, and film. The content of the pieces are rooted in the most fundamental themes of creation, imperfection, love, humanity, race, sexuality, politics, and identity. The Francesca Harper Project embraces and celebrates the spirit of diversity and individuality.
The company debuted with a sold out premiere of Modo Fusion at the Ailey Citigroup Theater in August 2005. Since then, FHP has been presented by The 92nd Street Y, Harkness Dance Festival, the Makor/Steinhardt Center and Solstice: Dancing at the Crossroad in Times Square sponsired by Dancer's Repsonding to AIDS. More recently the company has been featured at the Holland Dance Festival, Harlem Stage, The Bloomberg Culture Series, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Joyce Theater, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra), New York City Center, Central Park SummerStage, ITE Contemporary Dance Festival, and The Venice Biennale. The 2016 Season premiered in January at Ailey Studios during the Association of Performing Arts Presenters annual conference.