DraftWork: Nora Alami / DonChristian Jones
Saturday, December 17, at 3pm
Admission: Free with RSVP.
Danspace Project’s DraftWork series hosts free, informal showings of new works in varying stages of development.
Showings are followed by a reception, conversation, and Q&A between the artists and DraftWork curator, Ishmael Houston-Jones.
Martita Abril was originally scheduled to present on this afternoon. Due to unforeseen circumstances, she will now be presenting at an upcoming DraftWork in April 2023. Stay tuned!
Nora Alami is a Moroccan-American dance artist currently living on the unceded lands of the Lenape-Hoking and Canarsie people, known as Brooklyn. Her choreography has been presented at the Triskelion Arts, Center for Performance Research, New York Live Arts, International Center of Photography, pOnderosa, Colorado College, and Movement Research at Judson Church. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, River to River Festival, and toured internationally at the 2018 Focus on Mediterranean Choreography platform in Castiglioncello and Spoleto, Italy. She has been awarded the New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks Choreographic Residency, Alliance for Artist Communities’ Diversity + Leadership Fellowship, and Miguel Gutierrez’s Landing 2.0. Recently, Nora was a 2021 JACK Resident Artist, a 2021 BRIClab: Performing Arts Resident Artist, and a recipient of the 2021 Rest and Restore Residency at The Petronio Center. While a 2022 Resident Artist at Triskelion Arts, Nora began creation on “The Eros Project”. She is in collaboration with Jadd Tank to develop a new work entitled “3rd Body” which was recently supported by the Houston Metropolitan Dance Center. Currently, Nora collaborates as a creative producer with Jasmine Hearn and on the Steering Committee for FAILSPACE.
DonChristian Jones is an multi-hyphenate artist, musician, and director. He has shown and performed in spaces such as the Whitney Museum, MoMA PS1, New Museum, Brooklyn Museum, the Shed, Danspace Project, and the Center for Performance Research. Much of their work today is informed by their work on Rikers Island with incarcerated youth, teaching at Harvey Milk HS and Hetrick-Martin Institute.
DraftWork is presented, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.