Larissa Velez-Jackson was recently nominated for a 2016 "Bessie Award" for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer
LVJ recieves a 2016 Foundation for Contemporary arts "Grant to Artists" award
Larissa Velez-Jackson is one of six artists to receive an FCA grant for 2016 in Dance. Since the Foundation's inception in 1963, FCA supports individual artists and collectives working in dance, music/sound, performance art/theater, poetry, and the visual arts through five grant programs. Fourteen Grants to Artists of $40,000 each were awarded in January 2016.
New York Performed Manifestos
A celebration of the vibrant New York dance scene at CUNY Graduate Center.
New York choreographers and dancers will perform and present their manifestos, statements of why they do, what they do, and how they do it. Manifesto presentation participants includes 600 Highwaymen, Luciana Achugar, Faye Driscol, Paloma McGregor, Katie Pyle, Kate Watson-Wallace, Ni’Ja Whitson, Larissa Velez-Jackson, and André M. Zachery, followed by a discussion with choreographers and artistic directors.
May 23 | 6:30pm Performance + Discussion | Segal Theatre| Free
recent Yackez shows
Yackez is Larissa and Jon Velez-Jackson. More show details at yackez.com