Presentation: Building a Queendom
Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1:30 p.m. — Englert Theatre | View Schedule
Workshop: Calling all Queens
Building a Queendom (presentation)
Brooklyn based Choreographer/ Director, Michelle Fletcher is crafting her own queendom, casting the queens of tarot, witches and all coven sisters willing to excavate their erotic power and divisive feelings. So how did a good conservative southern girl child get here? In this session, Fletcher will share ideas and findings from her developing new work which tackles themes of future, feminism, abstraction, symbolism and the superhero(ine).
Goddess save the kings…we queens are good.
Calling All Queens (workshop)
Utilizing Fletcher’s creative process, you are invited to participate (all people welcome) in her current research. Workshop concepts include excavating body memories and imagined futures, creating movement material imbued with personal symbolism and convening with your own internal queen…oh she is in there! All you need is an open heart and a willingness to invest in your own imagination. “Mirroring what I want to see in the world, I apply a collaborative effort
in the studio – we evolve and work together in making something beyond ourselves.”
Michelle Fletcher is a director, choreographer and dance filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Fletcher earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts, from North Carolina School of the Arts and her Master of Fine Arts, from Florida State University. Her recent evening length commission premiered at ODC Theater in San Francisco and was reviewed by the SF Chronicle as “dreamlike and enchanting…surprising and specific”. In 2014, Fletcher served as a Fulbright Scholar at The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, teaching contemporary technique and dance technology. Fletcher has received notable awards including The Zellerbach Family Foundation and a CHIME grant via Margaret Jenkins’ Dance Lab. Fletcher’s Selected Dance For Camera Films include Dan’s House, which headlined film festivals including Dance for Camera Festival at Lincoln Center and San Francisco.