FOLLOW THE FELLOWS
For bio's and information on the current Marion International Fellows click: Jessica Kahkoska and Preston Allen . They will visit Fredonia's campus in the Fall of 2018, with their musical director, Madeline Smith and Project Director, Sammi Cannold, for a workshop/residency. The project, “The Untitled Agent 355 Project” is a rock musical theatre exploration of the mysterious female member of the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution. Reimagining prominent colonial women of the Revolutionary period as a punk-rock girl band, Allen and Kahkoska are interested in creating a musical theatre exploration of heritage, fear, resistance, and mystery. Allen and Kahkoska are emerging theatre artists in New York City, and intend to use the Marion International Fellowship create an innovative, subversive musical theatre piece.
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2018-19 competition for the Marion International Fellowship for the Visual and Performing Arts is Daniel Kellogg, Associate Professor and Christoffersen Composition Fellow at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
His winning proposal, "Mao’s China," will be a 75-minute multimedia composition involving film, dancers, actors, live musicians, and electronic music. The piece will explore the lasting legacy and trauma of Chinese immigrants and their American experience across generations. “Daniel Kellogg, is one of the most exciting composers around – technically assured, fascinated by unusual sonic textures, unfailingly easy to listen to, yet far from simplistic.” wrote the Washington Post. Dr. Kellogg is drawn towards musical narrative and creating forms that have a sense of drama and transformation. He strives for the transcendent, and sacred themes are of particular interest. Mr. Kellogg begins his Marion Fellowship journey at the Chautauqua Institution in Western New York this summer. More information will be posted soon in the “Follow the Fellow” section of this web site.
Established by Fredonia graduate Cathy Marion and her husband Jesse, the Fellowship supports artistic journeys that lead to new opportunities for collaborative artistic excellence. Applicants must be affliated with one of the six Marion Fellowship Circle member institutions: Chautauqua Institution (Mayville, NY); Ucross Foundation (Clearmont, WY); Alley Theatre (Houston); Alberta College of Art and Design (Calgary); Springboard Schools (Abu Sir, Giza, Egypt); and the State University of New York at Fredonia. The winning project receives $18,000 to complete the artistic journey, which concludes with a presetation in Fredonia, during the Fall semester.