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SALONE! performers, from top left: Molissa Fenley, Colin Gee, Erin Gee, John Kelly, Pat Oleszko, and Basil Twist
Salone! Video Installations
Video installations by artists, from top left: Erik Adigard, Erin Besler, E. V. Day, Matthew Geller, Phu Hoang, Laurel McSherry, David Reinfurt, and Bryony Roberts

Join the Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome on March 21, 2021, for an evening of performance, prosecco, and conversation!

About this Event

The Society of Fellows presents SALONE!, a multimedia/live performance event showcasing the work of world-renowned choreographers, artists, composers, actors, and artisans who each have been awarded the prestigious Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. The premiere event will be held on March 21 at Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn, New York.

SALONE! was rescheduled from March 24, 2020, due to public-health concerns regarding COVID-19. Tickets purchased for March 24 are still valid for the performance on March 21, 2021. We encourage you to spread the word about the new opening date next year!

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Featured Performing Artists

Molissa Fenley and Company will dance the first variation of Cosmati Variations, a work in five variations created at the American Academy in Rome in 2008. Music by John Cage First Construction in Metal. Performed by Christiana Axelsen, Molissa Fenley, and Timothy Ward.

Colin Gee will perform John, an excerpt from a solo work entitled Frontier, which was developed at the American Academy in Rome in 2012. Music by Erin Gee.

Erin Gee will sing several solo vocal pieces from her Mouthpiece series: Mouthpiece-I, Yamaguchi Mouthpieces, and Akiguchi Mouthpiece.

John Kelly will perform an excerpt from The Escape Artist. Based on an actual event, the work includes video sequences created while he was in residence at the Academy in 2006–7. Texts, lyrics, and video design by John Kelly; music by Carol Lipnik.

Pat Oleszko (on performance video) will present an excerpt from a peripatetic series of performances created during her fecund Rome Prize year that became Roamin’ Holiday: A View from a Broad, a street work, stage show, and film.

Basil Twist will present a work with Stickman, his signature marionette. Created in 1991 at the Institute International de la Marionette in Charleville-Mezieres, Stickman is made out of basswood and manipulated from above by a Malaysian style control that has sixteen strings attached to his jointed limbs. Twist has been partnering with Stickman for over twenty-five years.

Video Installations by the Following Artists, Designers, and Architects

Erik Adigard, Erin Besler, E. V. Day, Matthew Geller, Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem, Johannes Knoops, Laurel McSherry, David Reinfurt, and Bryony Roberts.

Doors open at 7:00pm for refreshments, cocktails, and networking.

Performances start 8:00pm.

Event Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities are available: See tickets for each level’s benefits

Salone $5,000
Giardino $3,000
Cortile $1,500

Giardino Level
American Academy in Rome


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