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Today, FF2 celebrates the exemplary career of dancer, choreographer, and teacher Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. On this day in 1988, Jawole and her dance group Urban Bush Women performed in the multidisciplinary show Heat, staged in one of New York City’s most established avante-garde theaters, The Kitchen. Heat combined dance, poetry, and drama.… read more.
Today is the ten-year anniversary of the film Mother of George, making it the perfect day to celebrate the fabulous woman who brought the film to life, Danai Gurira!
Danai Gurira is a Zimbabwean-American actress, known for her roles in popular television series and films such as The Walking Dead and Black Panther.… read more.
Since I first saw Ayodele Casel dance with her company in 2016, I’ve been an enthusiastic fan, and I’ve introduced many friends to her performances. She’s won a Bessie Award (one of dance’s highest honors), was a Drama Desk nominee for Outstanding Choreography for Funny Girl on Broadway, and was Artist in Residence at Harvard University.… read more.
Two years ago today, Carron Little presented Life In Circles, a visual poem which included live performance, prints, paintings, and video footage, on a Livestream on the Twitch channel of Martine Viale. The multimedia nature of this presentation, along with its accessibility to the public, perfectly represent Carron Little as an artist. … read more.
In honor of the USA’s 52nd annual Women’s Equality Day, I’d like to introduce you to Ethel Smyth, an English composer who is currently enjoying a revival of interest here in the UK.
It’s a wonder to me that Ethel’s name isn’t a staple in more households, not just in music, but also in written works, and very importantly, in connection with the Suffragette movement in the early 1900s.… read more.
Being on your own side is already hard enough, but the difficulty of it is often compounded by factors often outside of our control. A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Chelsea O’Donnell, the heart of musical project “Stress Dolls,” about her band, her music, and how chronic illness has affected both her personal life and her creative career.… read more.