Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin, Paper Dance, 2013. April 20, 2016 performance view from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photographed by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. 
Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin, Paper Dance, 2013. May 26, 2016 performance view from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photographed by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.
Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin, Paper Dance, 2013. May 21, 2016 performance view from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photographed by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin, Paper Dance, 2013. May 15, 2016 performance view from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photographed by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. 
Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin, Paper Dance, 2013. May 6, 2016 performance view from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photographed by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.
Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin, Paper Dance, 2013. April 26, 2016 performance view from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photographed by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin, Paper Dance, 2013. April 21, 2016 performance view from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photographed by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin, Paper Dance, 2013. April 20, 2016 performance view from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photographed by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin, Stephen Petronio, Rope Dance, 2015. Photo: Hugo Glendinning. Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio, 2016. Photo: Carlos Avendano. Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin, Stephen Petronio, Rope Dance, 2015. Photo: Hugo Glendinning. Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin, Stephen Petronio, Rope Dance, 2015. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Stephen Petronio rendition of The Courtesan and the Crone by Anna Halprin, 2016. Exhibition detail from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photographed by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio, Swallow, 2016. Exhibition detail from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photographed by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.
Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin, Paper Dance, 2013. April 20, 2016 performance view from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photographed by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.
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Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin, Paper Dance, 2013. May 26, 2016 performance view from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photographed by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.
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Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin, Paper Dance, 2013. May 21, 2016 performance view from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photographed by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.
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Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin, Paper Dance, 2013. May 15, 2016 performance view from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photographed by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.
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Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin, Paper Dance, 2013. May 6, 2016 performance view from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photographed by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.
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Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin, Paper Dance, 2013. April 26, 2016 performance view from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photographed by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.
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Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin, Paper Dance, 2013. April 21, 2016 performance view from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photographed by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.
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Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin, Paper Dance, 2013. April 20, 2016 performance view from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photographed by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.
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Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin, Stephen Petronio, Rope Dance, 2015. Photo: Hugo Glendinning.
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Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio, 2016. Photo: Carlos Avendano.
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Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin, Stephen Petronio, Rope Dance, 2015. Photo: Hugo Glendinning.
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Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin, Stephen Petronio, Rope Dance, 2015. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.
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Stephen Petronio rendition of The Courtesan and the Crone by Anna Halprin, 2016. Exhibition detail from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photographed by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.
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Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio, Swallow, 2016. Exhibition detail from Ally, produced in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photographed by Carlos Avendaño. Courtesy of the artists and The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.
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Ally

April 21, 2016–July 31, 2016

Performance and Reception:
Public Reception: Thursday, April 21, 2016
 
Collaborative works occupy four floors of the Museum, combining installed environments, sculptures, and repeated movement performances.
 
All performances are free. Due to seating limitations reservations are recommended.
For Paper Dance reservations or to join a waitlist, click here.
For Rope Dance reservations or to join a waitlist, click here.
Reservations are not required for The Courtesan and the Crone.
 
To join the waitlist for an Ally performance, visit the reservation links above or contact the Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.
 
Swallow is on view for the duration of the exhibition.
 
Friday, June 3
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Paper Dance
 
Friday, June 10
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Paper Dance
 
Saturday, June 18
12:15 – 12:45 pm: Rope Dance [Waitlist Available]
1:00 – 1:15 pm: The Courtesan and the Crone
1:30 – 2:30 pm: Paper Dance
3:00 – 3:15 pm: The Courtesan and the Crone
3:30 – 4:30 pm: Paper Dance
 
Tuesday, June 21
 
Saturday, June 25
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Artist Talk by Janine Antoni
2:15 – 3:15 pm: Paper Dance
 
Friday, July 1
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Paper Dance 
 
Friday, July 8
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Paper Dance
 
Thursday, July 14
 
Friday, July 15
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Paper Dance
 
Friday, July 22
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Paper Dance
 
Saturday, July 30
 
Sunday, July 31
12:15 – 12:45 pm: Rope Dance [Waitlist Available]
1:00 – 1:15 pm: The Courtesan and the Crone
1:30 – 2:30 pm: Paper Dance
3:00 – 3:15 pm: The Courtesan and the Crone
3:30 – 4:30 pm: Paper Dance
 
Note: Performances may contain nudity.
 

Past Events:

Thursday, April 21
1:00 – 1:30 pm: Rope Dance
2:00 – 2:30 pm: Rope Dance
3:00 – 3:15 pm: The Courtesan and the Crone
3:30 – 4:30 pm: Paper Dance
5:30 – 5:45 pm: The Courtesan and the Crone
6:30 – 6:45 pm: The Courtesan and the Crone
7:00 – 8:00 pm: Paper Dance
 
Tuesday, April 26
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Paper Dance
 
Saturday, April 30
 
Friday, May 6
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Paper Dance
 
Sunday, May 15
12:15 – 12:45 pm: Rope Dance
1:00 – 1:15 pm: The Courtesan and the Crone
1:30 – 2:30 pm: Paper Dance
3:00 – 3:15 pm: The Courtesan and the Crone
3:30 – 4:30 pm: Paper Dance
 
Saturday, May 21
1:00 – 1:15 pm: The Courtesan and the Crone
1:30 – 2:30 pm: Conversation with Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio
3:00 – 4:00 pm: Paper Dance
 
Thursday, May 26
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Paper Dance

Instigated by visual artist Janine Antoni in collaboration with preeminent choreographer, theatre, and community artist Anna Halprin and pioneer choreographer Stephen PetronioAlly is a series of works combining sculpture, installation, film, and performance. These works are being created through the Artist-in-Residence Program of The Fabric Workshop and Museum and will premiere at the institution in April 2016.

In Ally, Antoni pursues her interest in bodily presence, touch, and movement. Through a series of unique collaborations with Halprin and Petronio, the trio investigates the translation of ideas across forms and the vast potential that lies in their relations. The encounter between these artists from distinct practices and generations becomes a means of unearthing unknown affinities and historical entwinements. In alliance the artists forge a new visual language of tactile material held within processes of transformation.

Adrian Heathfield joins the three artists as independent curator and creative partner. 

This project, Ally, will culminate with a fully-illustrated bookwork edited by performance scholar Heathfield. Ally, the book, is a collaborative process that is seen by the artists as one of the many works emerging from their artistic engagement.

Recent press:

thINKingDANCE, Taking Off from Anna Halprin’s Dance Deck: Ally at the Fabric Workshop and Museum by Jonathan Stein, May 23, 2016

Movement Research, Critical Correspondence, Janine Antoni in conversation with Abigail Levine, May 19, 2016

The Philadelphia Inquirer, 'Ally' at Fabric Workshop and Museum by Thomas Hine, May 7, 2016

College Art Association’s Committee on Women in the Arts selects the best in feminist art and scholarship, May 2016

Major support for Ally has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Initial support for this project was provided by Creative Capital. Additional funding comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Shipley-Miller Foundation, and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage            Creative Capital             National Endowment for the Arts