The Artist Research Fellowship, which supports artists in their experimental approaches to research, has been awarded to choreographer and dancer Ana Pi. Pi is a researcher in urban dance and an educator. Her practice addresses ideas of transit, displacement, belonging, overlapping, and memory.
Pi will travel to Haiti to study current manifestations of dance in urban contexts, a project inspired by the filmmaker Maya Deren travels to Haiti between 1947 and 1954. Pi’s project, titled “The Divine Cypher,” will connect transdisciplinary and black diasporic art, and will progress into a lecture-performance to be presented in New York in November 2020 (*Postponned to june 2021).