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In Progress: Jennifer Harge


Jennifer Harge has worked as a movement artist for over 15 years. Her approach to form combines the multiplicity of her black and queer identities with her training in postmodern dance. Her performances are embedded with specific black vernacular gestures, codes, and rituals as a way of subverting postmodern obscurity. Harge's work has been recognized by various institutions and organizations across the country in the form of choreography, performance, and residency invitations, including at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Sidewalk Detroit, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Washington National Cathedral, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, the University of Michigan, Duke University, and Wayne State University. In 2017, she was awarded the Kresge Artist Fellowship in Performance Art. Harge holds an MFA from the University of Iowa as a Dean's Graduate Fellow and a BFA from the University of Michigan. She currently serves on the dance faculty at Oakland University.