Fana Fraser: MINDSEX

MINDSEX is a pleasure practice and a solo dance performance by Fana Fraser. Timed in a fantasy wilderness paradise where dreams become reality for an extended present moment, this work is an exploration of a queer Caribbean femmehood. You are invited to come.


A full spectrum doula in training, Fana Fraser’s art practices are framed by narratives of eroticism, power, and compassion. As a Caribbean Futurist, interdisciplinary artist, director, and creative thinker Fana is a BAM 2022 Jack Nusbaum Artist in Residence; 2021-22 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow in Dance; 2021-22 Performance AIRspace Resident at Abrons Arts Center; and 2021 Caribbean/The Future Space resident artist. Fana was shortlisted for the 2020 BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Caribbean-American Writers’ Prize. Her performance work has been presented at several venues including Brooklyn Museum, Gibney, BAAD!, Dance & Performance Institute, and Trinidad Theatre Workshop. As a dancer and collaborator, she has worked with Camille A. Brown & Dancers, The Metropolitan Opera, Ailey II, Sidra Bell Dance New York, The Francesca Harper Project, Samita Sinha, Raja Feather Kelly, Raymond Pinto, Miriam Simun, Jonathan González, Andrea Miller for Hermès, and with Ryan McNamara at Performa 13, Art Basel Miami, Guggenheim Works & Process, Frieze New York, and The ICA Boston. Fana served as Rehearsal Director for Ailey II from 2016-20 and as a co-director and consultant for South Bronx-based arts organization, Pepatián, from 2018-21.


MINDSEX is commissioned by Abrons Arts Center through the Performance AIRspace Residency, which is supported by the Jerome Foundation.

Image courtesy of the artist