Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance

Anna Roberts-Gevalt

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2016

ANNA is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is grounded in traditional american music and folklore. She is a fiddler, banjo player, filmmaker, archivist, visual artist and researcher -- a storyteller in many forms.

She collaborates primarily with ballad singer Elizabeth LaPrelle. Their work together, rooted in archival and place-based research, is centered in their multi-media shows together which integrate music, dance, storytelling, and scrolling illustrations called "crankies."

Their work continues to branch out into worlds of film and dance, centered always on exploring the old music and singers, and our relationship to the past.



Anna Roberts-Gevalt worked in the Firth studio.

Originally a working barn perched atop the namesake hill of Hillcrest Farm, this building was converted to serve the arts in 1956. A grand set of windows was installed to make the large interior suitable for visual artists, bringing in abundant natural light from the north. The addition of a screened porch and accessible entrance ramp…

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