Fana Fraser was born and raised on Kairi, now known as Trinidad and Tobago, and is currently living in Brooklyn on Lenape land. Her work is rooted in a contemporary Caribbean aesthetic and framed by narratives of eroticism, power, and compassion. Her performances have been presented at region(es): Central, ISSUE Project Room, Wassaic Project, Brooklyn Museum, The Knockdown Center, Movement Research at Judson Church, BAAD!, La MaMa Moves!, the CURRENT SESSIONS, Gibney, Trinidad Theatre Workshop, and Emerging Artists Theatre.
Fraser was a Movement Research Van Lier Fellow (2017), a resident artist at the inaugural MANCC Forward Dialogues Choreographic Lab (2017), the Dance & Performance Institute in Trinidad & Tobago (2016) and Dance Your Future (2016)—a project partnership between BAAD! and Pepatián. She has served as Rehearsal Director for Ailey II. A full spectrum doula-in-training, Fraser currently works as a co-director for Pepatián.
I am guided
knowing and desire. I am from playful heat, fire and nebula
ocean, salt sweet, ferocious madness. Grounded by love and rage I dance,
embody sound and string language, to resurrect voices of ancestors
I serve as a channel for remembered stories to be told.
I am opening to delightful fantasy, winding and spiraling things into wild
in honor and as offering
to the survivors, the warriors who have come before me.
With kin, I am ready to help cast hope for the children of our children’s
to listen, give thanks and praise their dreams.