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listenIN: Rosy Simas

  • Pearlstein Gallery 3401 Filbert Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)
Photo by Imranda Ward. Rosy Simas in rehearsal for  Weave  McKnight Fellowships/MANCC Residency, 2018

Photo by Imranda Ward. Rosy Simas in rehearsal for Weave McKnight Fellowships/MANCC Residency, 2018

Take an engaging look into the choreographic process of Native feminist artist Rosy Simas (Seneca). Learn how Simas' practice of deep listening shapes movement, sound, and images for her work, and join in the conversation about art created through a Native lens. Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Presented by Intercultural Journeys and the Leeway Foundation, with support from the Pearlstein Gallery.


This dialogue is a part of  Rosy Simas’ Weave

Everyone is welcome.

Rosy Simas (Seneca, Heron Clan).
Simas’ choreographic works include Skin(s) and We Wait In The Darknesswhich have toured extensively throughout North America. Simas has been honored by the Native community with a Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowship; a First Peoples Fund Fellowship; and residencies at the Banff Centre Indigenous Arts Program, All My Relations Arts, Full Circle’s Talking Stick Festival, and the Institute of American Indian Arts’ Museum of Contemporary Native Arts. She is the recipient of a Creative Arts Fellowship for Choreography from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, a McKnight Fellowship for Choreographers from the McKnight Foundation, and a Joyce Award from The Joyce Foundation. Simas’s visual art work has been exhibited at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, Abrons Arts Center in New York City, Edge Center for the Arts in Big Fork, Gimaajii-Mino-Bimaadizimin in Duluth, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston, and All My Relations Arts in Minneapolis. She recently co-edited the first Native issue of Movement Research Performance Journal. Up next for Simas is Skew Lines, an exhibit with collaborator, Heid E. Erdrich, at SooVAC gallery in Minneapolis in May 2019.


Earlier Event: January 12
Weave at The Ordway