The Francesca Harper Project
Founded in 2005 by Francesca Harper, The Francesca Harper Project is a not-for-profit company dedicated to creating groundbreaking dance, music, and theater works. Francesca Harper’s direction and choreographic work serves as the artistic foundation for the company, but it is the innovation and commitment to humanity and diversity that is fundamental to The Francesca Harper Project. The company debuted with a sold out premiere at the Ailey Citigroup Theater in August 2005. Since then, FHP has been presented by The Holland Dance Festival, Harlem Stage, The Bloomberg Culture Series, MaSS MoCA,The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum, The Rubin Museum, The Joyce Theater, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra), Central Park SummerStage, The Venice Biennale and more. The Company has received residencies and fellowships with the Ballet Center for the Arts, and the Urban Bush Women's Choreographic Center Initiative. They are also an Anchor Tenant Company for The Joyce Studio at Gina Gibney Studios, and were a critic’s Pick for Time Out Magazine. FHP recently filmed, 'Unstoppable,' a campaign for Planned Parenthood featuring choreography by Francesca Harper as well as a campaign for the Red Lion Inn. They were recently featured in a Production at the Public Theater in 'Refrigerated Dreams', a collaboration between Francesca Harper, Grammy Nominated Composer Nona Hendryx, MacArthur Genius Awardee Carrie Mae Weems, Carl Hancock Rux, and Director Niegel Smith, as well as a month long residency at The Park Avenue Armory in Visual Artist Nick Cave's, 'The Let Go.'