the schonberg fellows

The Bessie Schonberg Choreography Residency (5/22-6/11)

Raja Feather Kelly
David Hamilton Thomson

Thursday, June 8, 2017 | 8pm
Saturday, June 10, 2017 | 6:30pm
Location: The Yard, Chilmark

Tickets:
$25 General Admission
$15 Seniors, Students and Military
$5 Children under 12
Behind the Counter and Membership discounts apply

*May contain explicit content. 

Raja Feather Kelly

Another fucking Warhol Production or Who's Afraid of Andy Warhol? is a 2017 American docufiction performance, which will premiere as part of Lumberyard in The City. Directed by Raja Feather Kelly, recipient of the 2016 Solange MacArthur Award for New Choreography, the performance stars Kelly and his company as themselves performing a post-ballet theatre musical that reimagines and attempts to re-create the unrecorded, deleted and lost footage from Saturday Night Live's 2015 Episode on Love and War (The Love Episode). Featuring musical guest Kanye West. The cast also includes Amy Gernux, Sara Gurevich, Rachel Pritzlaff, Collin Ranf, Aaron Moses Robin, Benjamin Wolk and Aitor Mendilibar as the cameraman. Lighting Design by Tuce Yasak, Video by Laura Snow, Photography by Kate Enman and Sound Design by Emily Auciello.

David Hamilton Thomson

he his own mythical beast is a series of performance installations by David Hamilton Thomson.  An accumulation of research and thoughts that question the source of how we perceive ourselves and the other. A meditation on the constructs surrounding identity.  A narrative on love.  A dream. Influences include the Hottentot Venus, Hitchcock’s Rear Window, the confession booth, high school fights, James Baldwin, Claudia Rankine, and Roland Barthes.  Visual/Sound & Direction by Peter Born, Dramaturg by Clarinda Mac Low with collaborating performers Jodi Bender, Katrina Reid and Paul Hamilton.


Raja Feather Kelly was born in Fort Hood. For over a decade, Kelly has worked throughout the United States and abroad in search of the connections between popular culture and humanity and their integration into experiential dance-theatre. Kelly currently choreographs, writes, and directs his own work as Artistic Director of the feath3r theory, a culture-driven dance-theatre company. He is a two-time recipient of Jerome Foundation commissioning funds for emerging artists, Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant recipient, 2016 Dancemapolitan Commissioned Choreographer, 2015 Dixon Place Dance Artist in Residence, LMCC Workspace Resident Recipient, and an Emerging Choreographer residency at Bates Dance Festival. He has been the Guest Choreographer in Residence at Princeton University, University of Maryland College Park, University of Florida, University of Utah, and Middlebury College; the Harkness Choreographer in Residence at Hunter College; and 2009 and 2011 Dance Web Scholar (Vienna, Austria). Kelly is a 2016 Gelsey Kirkland Academy Artist in Residence. Kelly can be seen in the work of Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, Keely Garfiel, and Kota Yamazaki. He received his BA in both Dance (with honors, concentration in Choreography and Performance) and English (with honors, concentration in Poetry) from Connecticut College.

Raja Feather Kelly was born in Fort Hood. For over a decade, Kelly has worked throughout the United States and abroad in search of the connections between popular culture and humanity and their integration into experiential dance-theatre. Kelly currently choreographs, writes, and directs his own work as Artistic Director of the feath3r theory, a culture-driven dance-theatre company.
thefeath3rtheory.com

the feath3r theory Presents: Another Fucking Warhol Production or Who’s Afraid of Andy Warhol? was commissioned by Lumberyard (Formerly American Dance Institute) 

DAVID HAMILTON THOMSON has worked as a collaborative and performing artist in the fields of music, dance, theater and performance with such artists as Mel Wong, Jane Comfort, Bebe Miller (’83-’86; ’03-’06), Remy Charlip, Marta Renzi, Trisha Brown (’87-’93), David Roussève, Wendy Perron, Susan Rethorst, Ralph Lemon (’99-’10), Tracie Morris, Sekou Sundiata, Reggie Wilson, Dean Moss/Layla Ali, Mike Taylor, Meg Stuart, Marina Abramović, Muna Tseng, Clarinda Mac Low, Alain Buffard (FR), Deborah Hay, Yanira Castro, Tere O’Connor, Beth Gill, Patricia Hoffbauer, Yvonne Rainer, David Bowie, Maria Hassabi, and Kaneza Schaal among many others. He has performed downtown, Off-Broadway and in London with the Drama Desk nominated a capella performance group, Hot Mouth, founded by Grisha Coleman, Jonathan Stone, Viola Sheely and Thomson.

His own work has been presented by The Kitchen, Danspace Project at St Mark’s Church, Dance Theater Workshop, Roulette, The Invisible Dog and Movement Research at Judson Church.   Thomson has been Artist-in-Residence at Dance Theater Workshop, Movement Research, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Gibney Dance Center, LMCC Process Space Program, The Invisible Dog and Mount Tremper Arts Center. Thomson is a Bessie award-winning artist for Sustained Achievement (2001), 2012 USArtist Ford Fellow, 2013 NYFA Fellow in Choreography, and a Yaddo and MacDowell Fellow. He holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from SUNY Purchase.


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Crediting: Gibney Dance Center, Brooklyn Arts Council, LMCC Process Space, The Invisible Dog, The Yaddo Corporation, The MacDowell Colony, Mt. Tremper Arts Center, Jerome Foundation, The James E. Robison Foundation, The MAP Fund || Leadership Circle: Virginia & Timothy Millhiser, Martha Sherman, Glenn Ligon, T. Richard Corcoran, Slobodan Randjelovic