Women in Improv Festival.
Kit Fitzgerald is a video artist and director working in live video performance, single-channel video, and installations. Her work utilizes small hand-held devices and large studio configurations, drawing, and processing. She pioneered video as a performance medium in the 80’s with collaborators Peter Gordon and Max Roach at LaMama, BAM Next Wave Festival, Lincoln Center, Aaron Davis Hall, and opera houses and theaters abroad. Other collaborators include choreographers Donald Byrd, Bill T. Jones, Yoshiko Chuma; musicians Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ned Sublette and Matt Mottel; poets Bob Holman, Ann Waldman, and Seiku Sundiata; and theater companies The Talking Band, Northern Netherlands Theatre, and The Wooster Group. Her most recent work includes music videos for DFA and OGenesis Records as well as video performance and projection design for Arthur Russell’s Instrumentals directed by Peter Gordon at the Sydney Festival, Primavera Festival, MoFo Festival in Tasmania, and venues throughout Europe. Fitzgerald has directed award-winning documentaries on art and culture. She has exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of Modern Art and has twice been in the Whitney Biennale. She has been awarded commissions from Tokyo Broadcasting, NHK, and SONY Japan, and won prizes at international film and television festivals. Her work is distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix, New York.
Fostina Dixon’s soulful, jazzy, funky, gospel sound is as unique as it is mesmerizing. After a storied early career that included playing alongside such Jazz greats as Abbey Lincoln, Melba Liston, Frank Foster, James “Blood” Ulmer, Tom Browne, Roy Ayers, playing in the Gerald Wilson Big Band, touring with Marvin Gaye and many other experiences too vast to mention, Fostina has made significant contributions to the arts and education scenes. Some artists Fostina has recorded with are James Blood Ulmer, Frank Foster, Roy Ayers, The Fat Boys, Major Holley, and Leslie Drayton’s Big Band. She has worked as a studio musician for HEA Productions, Inc. and done many radio and TV commercials. Frequently, Ms. Dixon has taught music for elementary and high school in the New York, Los Angeles and Wilmington areas, as well as, several cultural centers, churches, the New School and New York University.