Ralph Lemon, Artistic Director of Cross Performance, is a dancer, choreographer, writer, and visual artist dedicated to cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary work. In 2012, he received one of the first Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards. Lemon is the recipient of a 2009 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship; a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Work; and a 2005 New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Award in recognition of The Geography Trilogy. Lemon also worked with 2013 Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier during the planning process for his project The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance, which received a Discovery grant from the Center in 2012. In 2012, he served as a Center dance panelist and an LOI panelist.
- Collaborators & ColleaguesJudy Hussie-Taylor
Judy Hussie-Taylor has served as Executive Director of Danspace Project, a New York City venue for independent experimental choreographers, since 2008. Hussie-Taylor served as a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2012 and 2013, a Performance LOI panelist in 2014, and as the Performance panel chair in 2015.people-contentjudy-hussie-taylor
- Grants & GranteesEndless Shout
This timely, interdisciplinary, experimental series of dance, music, poetry, mixed media installations, and interactive programs—from acclaimed artists and scholars such as choreographer taisha paggett, designer Raul de Nieves, and composer George Lewis— invites audiences to consider African American performance aesthetics and the role of performance in museum spaces.grant-contentendless-shout