Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin and Stephen Petronio presents ‘Ally’

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. Ally is accompanied by a bookwork edited by British writer and performance scholar, Adrian Heathfield. The book will include essays from Heathfield, Carol Becker, Jacquelynn Baas and Richard Move, as well as a specially commissioned and translated work by the acclaimed French theorist and novelist Hélène Cixous.

In Ally Antoni pursues her interest in bodily presence, touch and movement. Through a series of unique collaborations with Halprin and Petronio, the trio investigates 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 striking visual environments where materials and questions are constantly in motion.

Reception: Thursday, April 21, 2016, 5–9 pm All performances are free. Reservations required. For a full perfomance schedule and reservation details: www.fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or 215-561-8888. Free parking on Thursday, April 21st provided for Members and Donors for opening reception and events.

The Fabric Workshop and Museum is located at 1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA. The show will be on view from April 21 – July 31, 2016 with the public Opening Reception: Thursday, April 21, 2016.

For more information about Janine Antoni, please contact Natalia Sacasa at [email protected] or 212-206-9100. For more information about the exhibition, please visit the Fabric Workshop and Museum’s website. Major support for Ally has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Initial support for this project was provided by Creative Capital. Additional funding comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Shipley-Miller Foundation, and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.