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HEEL ON EARTH
Join us for Leah Aron's performance, FF Fund recipient 2019-20, live online


DATE: December 9th, 2020 - 7pm to 8pm EST
WHERE: FF Digital LOFT

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In Heel on Earth, Leah Aron lets viewers into the dance practice she has adopted during Covid. Aron, who worked as a stripper in a bygone pre-Giuliani New York City, hadn’t danced in years when the pandemic hit. But in the privacy of isolation, she eschewed pandemic sourdough baking in favor of reclaiming her own body, hiring female dance teachers and learning routines in her Brooklyn apartment. At once a long durational performance for one, a refutation of an objectifying gaze, and a study in discipline and muscle memory, Heel on Earth invites its audience to witness the rebirth of a dancer, an anti-cam girl for the lockdown age. In collaboration with Mark Shaw. Choreography by Sophia Marrapodi and SassClass.

RSVP for this event by emailing arantxa@franklinfurnace.org.

There will be a limited amount of time for audience participation towards the conclusion of this free FF Loft presentation. Registration closes two hours prior to the event.

This work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and The SHS Foundation.








Franklin Furnace Archive Announces the 2020-21 Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients

Initiated in 1985 with the support of Jerome Foundation, Franklin Furnace has annually awarded grants to early career artists selected by peer panel review to enable them to prepare major performance art works in New York.

Dear Franklin Furnace Aficionados:

Thank you very much for your spiritual and concrete support. Franklin Furnace and staff are all now working remotely to safely continue our mission.

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Stay healthy because only together can we continue Franklin Furnace’s mission to make the world safe for avant-garde art!

Yours truly,

Harley Spiller
Ken Dewey Director


Announcing WEEKLY SPOTLIGHT

In March 2020, Franklin Furnace started a new initiative entitled Weekly Spotlight. Each week our Goings On eBlast now provides a free public link to work in our archives by a Franklin Furnace artist alumn. To see them all please visit our weekly
Goings On newsletter.


Franklin Furnace Archive Announces the 2019-20 Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients

Initiated in 1985 with the support of Jerome Foundation, Franklin Furnace has annually awarded grants to early career artists selected by peer panel review to enable them to prepare major performance art works in New York.


Franklin Furnace Archive Announces the 2018-19 Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients

Initiated in 1985 with the support of Jerome Foundation, Franklin Furnace has annually awarded grants to early career artists selected by peer panel review to enable them to prepare major performance art works in New York.