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Among the 2022 Guggenheim Fellows, 4 Theatremakers

This year’s 180 fellows also include 6 choreographers and two scholars of performance and dance, respectively.

NEW YORK CITY: The board of trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation yesterday announced a diverse group of 180 exceptional individuals for its cohort of 2022 Guggenheim Fellows. Chosen from almost 2,500 applicants, the successful applicants were appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise. Included among fellowships for 51 scholarly disciplines and artistic fields were four in the category of Drama & Performance Art, six in the category of Choreography, and one each in Theatre Arts & Performance Studies and Dance Studies. A full list of new fellows can be found here.

“Now that the past two years are hopefully behind all of us, it is a special joy to celebrate the Guggenheim Foundation’s new class of fellows,” said Edward Hirsch, president of the Guggenheim Foundation and 1985 fellow in Poetry, in a statement. “This year marks the foundation’s 97th annual fellowship competition. Our long experience tells us what an impact these annual grants will have to change people’s lives. The work supported by the foundation will aid in our collective effort to better understand the new world we’re in, where we’ve come from, and where we’re going. It is an honor for the Foundation to help the Fellows carry out their visionary work.”

This year’s Drama & Performance Art fellow include:

The Choreography fellows include:

  • Gary Abbott, choreographer, Kansas City, Mo.; professor of dance, University of Missouri
  • Anne Bluethenthal, choreographer, San Francisco
  • Silvana Cardell, choreographer, Philadelphia; director, Cardell Dance Theater; associate professor, Department of Dance, Georgian Court University
  • Moriah Evans, choreographer, Brooklyn
  • Ishmael Houston-Jones, choreographer, New York City
  • Cynthia Oliver, choreographer, Urbana, Ill.; professor of dance and vice chancellor for humanities arts & related fields, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

This year’s Theatre Arts & Performance Studies fellow is Daphne A. Brooks, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of African American Studies: American Studies; Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and Music at Yale University. The Dance Studies fellow is Anthea Kraut, professor, Department of Dance, University of California, Riverside.

Since its establishment, the Guggenheim Foundation has granted nearly $400 million in fellowships to more than 18,000 individuals. The great range of fields of study is a unique characteristic of the fellowship program.

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