Supported by the Center, choreographer Susan Rethorst has created a new work for Group Motion Dance Company. Group Motion will hold an informance to include an artist and audience conversation with preview performance excerpts of the piece and a panel discussion with Susan Rethorst, Manfred Fischbeck (artistic director of Group Motion), Judy Hussie-Taylor (executive director of New York’s Danspace Project), Vicky Shick (choreographer) and Megan Bridge (co-director of
perceiving the “just this”-ness reflects on the unique movement potential of the individual and embraces life’s daily routines. In Rethorst’s words from her essay “Dailiness,” the work is about “finding each moment, holding the moment until it is perceived, keeping the accumulation of moments until something is happening, something starts to kick in—the dance begins to squeak a little interest at you.”
Founded in 1986, Sruti promotes and presents Indian classical music and dance to educate the greater Philadelphia community on the importance of Indian arts.
The Association for Public Art (formerly the Fairmount Park Art Association) is the nation’s first private, nonprofit organization dedicated to integrating public art and urban planning.
Two of India’s preeminent artists, Carnatic vocalist T.M. Krishna and bharata natyam dancer Priyadarsini Govind, will fuse classical South Indian music and dance in a world premiere that is the culmination of a two-year artistic collaboration, and is inspired by themes of liberty and freedom drawn from Philadelphia’s history.
“Reinventing Tradition: New Dance in Indonesia” was a workshop series on cross-cultural practice that explored notions of the contemporary and the traditional in Indonesian dance.
Chris Madak bridges (Pew Fellow, 2015) drone and contemporary experimental electronic music, demonstrating a refined and subtle, yet accessible, musical voice.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel outlines her research process for her holiday production, A Civil War Christmas.
As part of its public art project The Village will hold a series of open mics hosted by artist-in-residence Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh.
FringeArts presents, develops, and commissions a range of high-quality contemporary performing and visual arts in Philadelphia.
Breaking the Waves, the world premiere chamber opera by composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek presented by Opera Philadelphia, has received extensive media coverage since its debut.
Director Michał Zadara and actress Barbara Wysocka on how classical works influence contemporary theater-making.
John Killacky is executive director of Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, Vermont, and on the board of the Vermont Community Foundation.
Choreographer and director David Gordon will participate in three public rehearsals as he develops POLITICAL SHENANIGANS: dancing w/ Brecht & Eisler.