EP152. The Dance Edit

    Choreographer and Ailey II artistic director Francesca Harper joins to discuss her upcoming premiere, “The Reckoning,” commissioned by Ava DuVernay’s Law Enforcement Accountability Project. A response to Detroit police officer Joseph Weekly’s killing of 7-year-old Aiyana Mo’Nay Stanley-Jones, “The Reckoning” is both a work of art and a work of activism. 

    A transcript of this episode is available here: thedanceedit.com/transcript-episode-148

    More about the LEAP Project and Harper’s commission:
    leapaction.org
    instagram.com/leapaction
    leapaction.org/francesca-harper
    More about the Works & Process premiere of “The Reckoning”: guggenheim.org/event/works-process-arrays-leap-the-reckoning-by-francesca-harper-music-by-nona-hendryx
    More about Ailey II’s NYC season: alvinailey.org/engagement/ailey-ii-nyc

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