Artwork credit: Carrie Mae Weems.

Credit: Carrie Mae Weems.

Funk rock pioneer Nona Hendryx continues her year at Joe’s Pub as the inaugural recipient of The Vanguard Residency and Award. In collaboration with renowned American artist Carrie Mae Weems, award-winning theater director Niegel Smith and acclaimed choreographer Francesca Harper, Hendryx created Refrigerated Dreams, an immersive multimedia installation and concert transforming Joe’s Pub into the dinner party of the season.

Inspired by Weems’s seminal The Kitchen Table Series, the work-in-progress is directed by Smith and features choreography and performances by Harper, Josh Johnson and The Francesca Harper Project, with original music by Hendryx.

Music and Created by: Nona Hendryx
Visuals, Text/Co-Creator: Carrie Mae Weems
Choreographer/Co-Creator: Francesca Harper
Directed by/Co-Creator Niegel Smith
Associate Choreographer: Josh Johnson

Refrigerated Dreams will take place on October 27, at 6:30 pm and 9 pm. For information and tickets, visit

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