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2019 FUSED Grantees

Compagnie Dyptik - Dans l'Engrenage

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, in partnership with FACE Foundation, is pleased to announce the 2019 FUSED (French U.S. Exchange in Dance) grantees. For over 12 years, FUSED has fostered cultural exchange in the field of contemporary dance by supporting performances of French dancers and choreographers in the U.S. and American dancers and choreographers in France.

In 2019, 12 institutions will receive grants for a total amount of $117,800. The selection reflects the cultural and artistic diversity seen in dance today.

This year, special attention was given to projects by African artists or by artists from the African diaspora. During fall 2019, Somewhere at the beginning by Germaine Acogny in collaboration with Mikael Serre will be presented by FIAF and, in their debut performance in the United States, the hip hop dance company Dyptik will perform Dans l'engrenage by Mehdi Meghari at New York City Center as part of the Fall For Dance Festival.

Paul Maheke's work - not yet seen in the United States - has been awarded twice this year, firstly for Distance is Nowhere, a collaboration with Sophie Mallet at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Miami, and secondly for Sènsa, a collaboration with musician Nkisi and New-York based performer Jonathan Gonzalez at Abrons Arts Center, as part of Performa Biennial 2019 in November.

Later in the 2019-2020 season, Moroccan choreographer Meryem Jazouli will be in residence at Danspace Project, while The Dance Center of Columbia College, Chicago will present Spirit Child by Nigerian choreographer and performer Qudus Onikeku.

Several artist-in-residence projects were also awarded, including Christian Ubl at Culture Mill in rural North Carolina. French poet Sarah Turquety will also develop a new work with Core Dance-Sue Schroeder in Georgia.

Among the other projects, Fanny de Chaillé's recent production Désordre du discours will be presented by The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, and then, travels to Princeton University.  In summer 2020, Summerstage/City Park Foundation, New York, will present the collective (La) Horde - recently appointed to the direction of the National Choreographic Center-Ballet de Marseille - with To Da Bone, while choreographer Yuval Pick-CCN Rillieux la Pape will tour the site-specific performance Hydra.

In France, meanwhile, two American performers, Ladia Yates and Calvin Hunt will complete their residency program by performing in the production Les indes galantes, directed by Clément Gogitore in collaboration with Rualité-Bintou Dembélé.

Click here for more information about our FUSED 2019 Grantees.

FUSED (French U.S. Exchange in Dance) is a program of FACE Foundation in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States with the support of the Florence Gould Foundation, The Ford Foundation, Institut français-Paris, French Ministry of Culture, and private donors.