In Persistence of Memory utilizes beautiful, fierce, expansive, playful and gestural movement to pursue the imperfection of memory.

Through the choreography of bodies, image, space and sound, the dance unfolds and enfolds the audience. In July 2016, the work was seen on a rooftop terrace as a full evening experience with live music, vibrant costumes by designer Asa Thornton and hundreds of yards of fabric cut by Seattle based visual artist Celeste Cooning.

In Persistence of Memory was developed through a CUNY Dance Residency on the rooftop terrace of John Jay College, exploring movement and story and culminating amazing finale collaboration.

Venues Performed

John Jay College, New York, NY (July 2016)
Riverside Park Dance Safari, New York, NY (Sept 2016)
Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle WA (February 2017)
Battery Park, New York, NY (April 2017)



Zachary Denision
Michelle Amara Micca
Lonnie Stanton
Cassandra Cotta
Zoe Allocco
Kristina Dobosz
Marion Spencer
Rebecca Lubart
Sarah Chien
Hannah Jean Lillevoy

Music by Felipe Fournier with Kate Jaworski
Dan Martinez on bass and Greg Diamond on guitar.

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The 2016 performance of In Persistence of Memory was made possible by a matching grant from John C. Robinson in collaboration with The Bowick Family Trust, Melissa Graule & Anne Marie Saldejeno, and Laura Seaver & Tom Grenon.

Kinesis Project dance theatre's residency at John Jay College is part of the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), which is supported by The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Community Trust, Howard Gilman Foundation, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, and the Harkness Foundation for Dance. CDI is spearheaded and administered by The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College. In Persistence of Memory was originated as a commission by Adelphi University's Ephemeral Festival.