Pasión y Arte’s Philadelphia Flamenco Festival will host a screening of Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding) (1981), the first film of Carlos Saura’s “flamenco trilogy,” made in collaboration with choreographer Antonio Gades. Based on the play by Federico García Lorca, this exquisite work features a flamenco ballet within a film, a documentary-style narration by Gades, and performances by legendary figures such as Cristina Hoyos, Paco de Lucía, and José Mercé. Michelle Heffner Hayes will conduct a 30-minute informal lecture prior to the screening, during which she will call attention to the subtle but radical choreographic and filmic interventions by Saura and Gades in different scenes to produce a tender embrace of flamenco’s traditions.
Local and international artists came together for a series of concerts and educational programs.
This research project will examine the unknown biography of aristocrat and eminent botanist William Hamilton and his role as a “bachelor gentleman” in 18th-century Philadelphia, with the goal of creating new interpretive programs that will enable visitors to connect to contemporary discourse on family, class, gender, and race.
Established in 2004, Jazz Bridge is a hybrid nonprofit organization joining performance presentation with professional support services for regional jazz and blues artists.
Hema Rajagopalan is a bharata natyam dancer, teacher, and choreographer, and the founder and artistic director of Natya Dance Theatre, a professional touring company and school that has specialized in bharata natyam for the past 40 years. Rajagopalan served as a 2015 LOI panelist in Performance.
The Wilma Theater presents the world premiere of Adapt!, written by artistic director Blanka Zizka, and drawing on her personal experiences as a Czech émigré to the US in the 1970s.
Founded in 2008, Tiny Dynamite presents theater works by contemporary British and Philadelphia playwrights in both traditional and unconventional settings.
In June 2013, Pennsylvania Ballet presented the Center-funded company premiere of William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite, which was previewed by ABC 6 Action News.
Wyck—a house, garden, and farm in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia—served as the ancestral home to a Quaker Philadelphia family for over nine generations.
“I don’t think accessibility is something separate from excellence…it all has to be excellent,” says David Devan, Opera Philadelphia general director and president.
Supporting, documenting and presenting Philadelphia area folk arts, the Philadelphia Folklore Project is committed to sustaining community cultural knowledge.
Ranee Ramaswamy founded Ragamala Dance in 1993, and currently serves as co-artistic director. She is a master teacher, performer, and choreographer of the South Indian classical form of bharata natyam.
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.