2016/17 Guest Artist: Raja Feather Kelly
Join Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company for a Company Class taught by New York-based award-winning guest artist Raja Feather Kelly. Raja will be in town setting a duet on the company titled Super WE, created in collaboration with FALL SEASON guest artist Tzveta Kassabova.
Company Class with Raja Feather Kelly
November 7th and 8th, 9:00 - 10:30am
$15 per person per class
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center: 138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101
Prior dance experience required - this class is designed for the intermediate and advanced dancer.
Photos by Andy Jordan and Aitor Mendilibar
Raja Feather Kelly was born in Fort Hood, TX, and is the first and only choreographer to dedicate the entirety of his company's work to Andy Warhol. He is the creator of Andy Warhol's DRELLA (I Love You Faye Driscoll), Andy Warhol's 15: Color Me, Warhol, and Andy Warhol's TROPICO, all of which have been performed to critical acclaim. For over a decade, Kelly has worked throughout the United States and abroad (Austria, Germany, Australia, United Kingdom, and France) in search of the connections between popular culture and humanity and their integration into experiential dance-theater. Kelly currently choreographs, writes, and directs his own work as artistic director of the feath3r theory, a culture-driven dance-theater company. Off-Broadway credits include The Sandbox, Drowning, and Funnyhouse of a Negro (Signature) Directed by Lila Neugebauer and The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World (Signature) by Suzan Lori-Parks directed by Lilieana Blain-Cruz. He the recipient of the 2016 Solange MacArthur Award for New Choreography and a 2016 NYFA Fellowship for Choreography. He has been the Guest Choreographer in Residence at Princeton University, University of Maryland College Park, University of Florida, Harkness Choreographer in Residence at Hunter College; and a Dance Web Scholar (Vienna). Kelly can be seen in the work of Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, and Keely Garfield. He has also performed as a company member with David Dorfman Dance, Zoe | Juniper, PearsonWidrig DanceTheater, Colleen Thomas and Dancers, Christopher Williams and Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion.