Premiere: 21 April – 31 July 2016
Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia
Instigated by visual artist Janine Antoni in collaboration with preeminent choreographer, theatre and community artist Anna Halprin and pioneer choreographer Stephen Petronio, Ally is a series of works combining sculpture, installation, film and performance. These works are being created through the Artist-in-Residence Program of The Fabric Workshop and Museum where they will be premiered.
In Ally Antoni pursues her interest in bodily presence, touch and movement. Through a series of unique collaborations with Halprin and Petronio, the trio investigate the translation of ideas across forms and the vast potential that lies in their relations. The encounter between these artists from distinct practices and generations becomes a means of unearthing unknown affinities and historical entwinements. In alliance the artists forge a new visual language of tactile material held within processes of transformation.
Major support for Ally has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional funding from Creative Capital, National Endowment for the Arts, LLWW Foundation, Shipley Miller Foundation, and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
Adrian Heathfield was engaged as a collaborator and independent curator with the project. Ally is accompanied by a bookwork edited by Heathfield and designed by David Caines.