The Kristen Foote Dance Project was created in order to explore choreography as it relates to the female role in modern contemporary dance.

 

The Project looks towards choreographers that advance the depiction of the female role and the field of dance as a reflection of the political, social, aesthetic and cultural views of a generation. By presenting such works, performances show an evolution of the contemporary dance artist and compose a representation of Foote's own dance lineage.

 

In this vein, the Project's first production, The History of Her, is a representation of the scope of femininity in modern dance. From the formative beginnings of Isadora Duncan, to the works by Jose Limón, Anna Sokolow, Lar Lubovitch and a commission by 2014 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award recipient, John Heginbotham, this program is a celebration of the power, heroism, tenderness and sensuality of being a woman.