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WATERS OF IMMORTALITY project purpose is to provide the resources essential for artistic director Maureen Fleming to create new works, often in collaboration with significant composers, musicians, playwrights, filmmakers and visual artists and to maintain existing works in repertory and to increase appreciation and understanding of artistic creations through performances and workshops both nationally and internationally.


"The goal of my work is to reveal the transcendent through images which focus on the human body as a vehicle of transformation. I am specifically interested in finding a universal art which touches the evolutionary traces imbedded in human experience and transcends the limits of nationality and gender, placed on us all in an aim of discovering what is truly universal about the journey of the soul and being human." ~ Maureen Fleming 

Maureen Fleming Company
is an internationally acclaimed performance art ensemble 'giving a new vision to the body' (Ballet Tanz International). Under Fleming's direction, the company includes a core of collaborative artists: visual artist and light designer Christopher Odo; sound designer Brett Jarvis; and solo pianist Bruce Brubaker. The company has performed their work spanning five continents, developing a seamless blend of cultures and art forms exploring images that ask what is universal about being human. Fellowships and awards include: the National Performance Network Creation Fund (After Eros) 1996, (Decay of the Angel) 2004, (Waters of Immortality) 2007, National Endowment for the Arts (1993-1995, 2001, 2004), NEFA National Dance Project (1997-1999), Rockefeller MAP Fund (1997, 1998), Arts International (1993- 2003), Performing Americas Project (2003, 2012), NYFA (1980, 1990, 1997), the Asian Cultural Council (1990, 2004, 2006), Japan US Friendship Commission (2001), Japan Foundation Performing Arts Japan (2002, 2004, 2007), Fulbright Commission Colombia (2005) and Korea (2006, 2007, 2011), Rome Prize Finalist (2012), NEA ART WORKS 2013. The company has received international acclaim in such venues as Italy's Spoleto and Milan Oltre Festivals, Japan's 1990 Butoh Festival, Venezuela's Encuentro International, Mexico's Jose Limon Dance Festival, Iceland's Reykjavik Arts Festival, France's International Mime Festival in Perigueux and Maison des Cultures in Paris, Germany's Tollwood Festival and Oldenburg Internationale Ballett-Tage '99, Russia's Mimolet, Colombia's Contemporanea International Festival, Manizales International Festival, Korea's Seoul Performing Arts Festival, Brazil's FILO Festival and Mercado Cultural, the Pittsburgh Dance Council, the Bates Dance Festival, San Francisco Butoh Festival, Cincinnati's Contemporary Dance Theater, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Jacob's Pillow Summer Festival, Boston's World Music/CRASHarts at the Majestic Theater and Institute of Contemporary Art and NYC's Symphony Space, the 92nd St Y Harkness Dance Project, the Kitchen, LaMaMa E.T.C., the Fall for Dance Festival at City Center.

Your current donation will help us to continue to develop our work through performances in national and international tours through 2015 including:

St. Paul, Minnesota: B. MADONNA: A Women of Substance Event: The O'Shaughnessy Auditorium in tandem with  O BLACK MADONNA PHOTOGRAPHY INSTALLATION at the Sister's of St. Joseph's Carondelet Center presented by Wisdom Ways.



Project History:

$34,000 donated to WATERS OF IMMORTALITY and Other Works through the NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship progam has supported our project activities listed below.

Cleveland, Ohio: The Cleveland Museum of Art VIVA!:WATERS OF IMMORTALITY (2009)

Cincinnati, Ohio: Jarson Kaplan Theater: WATERS OF IMMORTALITY (2009) / University of Cincinnati : Dancing on Deathless Feet (2009)

New York City: La Galleria / DANCES FROM HOME Installation (2009)

Salvador, Brazil: Mercado Cultural: WATERS OF IMMORTALITY /  DANCES FROM HOME Installation (2009)

Oneonta, New York: Goodrich Theater: WATERS OF IMMORTALITY  / Project Space Gallery: DANCES FROM HOME / Hartwick College: NEH Residency (2010)

Spoleto, Italy: DIALOGUE OF SELF AND SOUL/ Evening of Performances Honoring Ellen Stewart Teatro San Nicolo, Spoleto Festival (2011)

Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Museim of Art VIVA ! / BLACK MADONNA / (2011)


Culiacan, Mexico: The Jose Limon Dance Festival  (2012)
Hermosillo, Mexico: Un Desierio Para la Danza  (2012)

The National Performance Network Performing Americas Tour: WATERS OF IMMORTALITY (2012)


Manizales, Colombia: Internacional Festival de Teatro Los Fundadores (2012)
Cordoba, Argentina: Nucleo Cordoba (2012) Mendoza, Argentina (2012)
Montevideo, Uruguay: Teatro Sala Verde (2012)

NYC: La MaMa Ellen Stewart Theatre: B. MADONNA (2013)  /NYC: La Galleria: O Black Madonna (2013)


Oneonta, NY: Pumpkin Hollow Arts Center : BLACK MADONNA (2013)

Londrina, Brazil: FILO Festival: Marista Theater: BLACK MADONNA (2014)

Galway, Ireland: Taibhdhearc Theatre:  filmed for TG 4 - Irish Public Television (2015)

Dublin, Ireland: Deargdhúil: Anatomy of Passion at the Irish Film Institute (2015)

St. Paul, Minnesota: B. MADONNA: A Women of Substance Event: The O'Shaughnessy Auditorium


in tandem with  O BLACK MADONNA PHOTOGRAPHY INSTALLATION at the Sister's of St. Joseph's Carondelet Center presented by Wisdom Ways (2015)



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