Kayla Farrish/Decent Structures Arts and The Petronio Residency Center
October 11, 2019
Kayla Farrish/Decent Structures Arts is an emerging company combining filmmaking, photography, and dance.
Kayla and company are in a production residency this week at Danspace Project as part of our commitment to providing increased time, space, and technical support for our commissioned artists. Through funding from the New York State DanceForce, Danspace partnered with the Petronio Residency Center in Round Top, NY to provide an additional 7-day residency for Kayla Farrish and collaborators this past August 2019.
Kayla generously shares these photos from that time:
On October 17th-19th, 2019, they will premiere The New Frontier (my dear America) Pt. 1 at Danspace Project. In her own words, Kayla is using her residencies, rehearsals, commission, and premiere to…
“…venture into both imagined and reflective worlds and societal environments and landscapes. The evening is a questioning of freedom, acceptance, accountability, and inheritance…”
A composite of three works of live performance and film including “With grit From, Grace,” “Black Bodies Sonata,” and “The New Frontier,” Farrish’s new work, The New Frontier (my dear America) Pt. 1, brings visibility and honesty to how American history, societal constructs, and views impact our current identity, experience, and ability for change.
Pictured Above: Emilee Harney, Mikaila Ware, Kayla Farrish, Dorchel Haqq, and Nikolas Owens
Photos 1 – 5 by Kerime Konur and the last photo is by Kayla Farrish.