Ralph Lemon receives $25,000 from the NEA

The $25,000 grant to Ralph Lemon/Cross Performance was made in support of a new dance-art film created by director/choreographer Lemon and filmmaker/editor Shoko Letton.  Currently untitled, the film is an artistic rendering of the deeply personalized creative process used by Lemon and the six performers who created and performed Wall/Hole, the central section of Lemon’s 2010 acclaimed multimedia stage work, How Can You Stay In The House All Day And Not Go Anywhere? Co-produced by MAPP, the film will be a creative product in itself—not a documentary, but a stand-alone work which provides aesthetic context for the stage work while being a separate artistic experience. Lemon and Letton have also been awarded a prestigious residency at the Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center (“EMPAC”) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, for film editing and post-production. Projected completion date for the film is spring 2012.

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