The Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist program was created in 2011 by New York Live Arts to address what we perceive to be an overall lack of support for mid-career artists. The program is by-invitation only and offers a salary, health benefits, two years of residency time and a commission of a new work to premiere at New York Live Arts. Select works will then be chosen for a fully produced national and/or international tour managed by New York Live Arts.

Raja Feather Kelly is the 2019 – 2020 Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA). Raja has also been awarded a New York Dance Performance “Bessie” Award, a Bessie Schonberg Fellowship at The Yard, a DanceWEB Scholarship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Choreography Fellowship, a HERE Arts Fellowship, 2018 Creator-in-Residence at Kickstarter, and a Choreography Fellowship at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU. Raja will be working on a commission to premiere in Fall of 2020.

Since the creation of the program in 2011, Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artists have been Yasuko YokoshiKyle AbrahamOkwui Okpokwasili, and RoseAnne Spradlin, whose critically acclaimed premiere of Y opened our 2018 – 19 season. Abraham and Okpokwasili went on to become MacArthur Fellows in 2013 and 2018, respectively.

Feb 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm
@ New York Live Arts Theater
 
Raja Feather Kelly: WEDNESDAY (RCA In-Process)

In this new creation WEDNESDAY, the members of Raja Feather Kelly and the feath3r theory, search for the true motivations and outcome behind the bank robbery in the 1975 cinematic-drama Dog Day Afternoon. Kelly and the feath3r theory dismantle the film by re-centering the story on Liz Eden, for whom the character...

 

Artists

Kate Enman
Raja Feather Kelly
RoseAnne Spradlin
Okwui Okpokwasili
Kyle Abraham/ Abraham.In.Motion
Yasuko Yokoshi