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Jennifer Harge

Jennifer Harge is an interdisciplinary choreographer originally from Saginaw, MI. With deep familial roots in Detroit, she moved there permanently in 2014 after living in various US cities. Her performance works have always prioritized the sacredness of Black fellowship, queer relationality, rituals from her experiences in both Black penetacostal and united methodist sanctuaries, and “Black and going on women” -- language learned from poet Lucille Clifton’s “for deLawd” where she illustrates how Black women have had to withhold, exercise faith, grieve, and continue life inside of anti-Black, anti-femme worlds. The stories Harge shares through performance are part of her blood memory. ⁠ Harge’s work has been recognized by various organizations and institutions across the country in the form of fellowship, performance and residency invitations, including: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Washington National Cathedral, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, University of Michigan, Duke University, and Wayne State University. She is the inaugural recipient of the 2019 Eva Yaa Asantewaa Grant for Queer Women(+) Dance Artists, as well as the 2019 Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists. Harge holds a MFA in Dance from University of Iowa as a Dean’s Graduate Fellow and a BFA in Dance from University of Michigan.

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