Performing Artists Residencies

Announcing The Flying Buttresses and Melanie Greene as this year's Performing Arts Residents

September Resident: Melanie Greene and guests

"Sapphire is a movement-based odyssey pushing visceral, super-sonic modalities into sensorial non-fiction fantasies. This work invites witnesses into the world of Sapphire, a time traveling golden goddess moving through moments that police and celebrate the essence and experience of Black women in the United States. Told through an Afro-futuristic lens, this non-linear narrative displays humanity canvassed in an evolving constellation of identity. It pulsates through the objectified, the dehumanized, the powerful, and the magical. Sapphire is a reflection to see you and see through you...a vessel of celestial intimacy, love, ferocity, grief, and audacity."

For more information visit Melanie's website: or her instagram @laniereene

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Residencies are made possible through the generosity of the Greater New Orleans Impact Fund; the Welch Fund; the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, and the RosaMary Foundation.

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