In Conjunction with the Merce Cunningham Centennial Celebration in 2019, BAC’s Fellowship Extends Support to Five Artists Across Disciplines:
Charles Atlas, Tei Blow, Phyllis Chen, Liz Gerring, and Silas Riener
New York, NY — Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces the 2018-19 Cage Cunningham Fellowship to support artists who embody John Cage and Merce Cunningham’s commitment to artistic innovation. This, the third award of BAC’s distinguished fellowship established in 2015, coincides with the 100th year of the late, legendary American choreographer for whom the fellowship is, in part, named. To recognize the anniversary—and in conjunction with a yearlong global celebration organized by the Merce Cunningham Trust—the annual 2018-19 Cage Cunningham Fellowship award has expanded through a special fundraising effort from $50,000 to $100,000 to support five artists creating and showcasing new work. They are: filmmaker Charles Atlas, multimedia artist Tei Blow, composer / musician Phyllis Chen, and choreographers / dancers Liz Gerring and Silas Riener.
Read more here