Kayla Farrish

Kayla Farrish in Martyr's Fiction, Image by Perime Konur

Kayla Farrish

 

Kayla Farrish/Decent Structures Arts is an emerging company combining filmmaking, storytelling, dance theater performance, and sound score. The company has been commissioned by Gibney Dance Inc (2020-2021), Louis Armstrong House Museum (2020),  Danspace Project Inc (2019), Pepatian and BAAD! (2018), and beyond. Farrish has been supported by creative residencies including Gibney Spotlight: New Voices, Barysnikov Arts Center (2020), Keshet Makers Space Experience, BAX Space Grant (2019), Pepatian Dance Your Future (2018), and Chez Bushwick (2017). Pieces sprouted outwards including “Black Bodies Sonata”, “The New Frontier (my dear America)” evening length and film, “With grit From, Grace”, “Spectacle” Film and Live Production evening length work, and anticipated “Martyr’s Fiction” that continued to push boundaries of form, voice, scene, narrative in an array of cinematic mediums. Her work has performed at venues like Judson Church, Danspace, Jacob’s Pillow, BAAD!, film festivals, and beyond. In addition, Farrish has freelanced with companies including Sleep No More NYC, Kyle Abraham/AIM, Marjani Forte/7NMS,  Kate Weare Company, Helen Simoneau Danse, Company SBB, Dendy/Donovan Projects, Arthur Aviles,  Rashuan Mitchell/Silas Reiner, Nicole Von Arx, Danielle Russo, and others.