During this interactive session with Michelle Heffner Hayes, Ph.D., educational curator of Pasión y Arte’s 2014 Philadelphia Flamenco Festival, participants will learn how to view and listen to a traditional flamenco concert. Following a brief overview of flamenco history, Hayes will discuss the roles of the singer, guitarist, dancer, and palmero, and how they engage one another. Audience members will learn the musical structures of some basic palos (song forms) and accent patterns, as well as how flamencos both embody and challenge traditional conventions in performance. Participants will “play” different palmas (hand clapping) rhythms and view video clips of some of flamenco’s great artists.
Recognized as one of the world’s leading conservatories, The Curtis Institute of Music (Curtis) was founded in 1924 by Mary Louise Curtis Bok. Curtis has educated and trained some of the most exceptionally gifted young musicians from around the world for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level.
The William Way LGBT Community Center presents OutBeat: America’s First Queer Jazz Festival. The four-day festival will highlight intersections between sexual orientation, gender identity, and jazz history and culture.
Pew Fellow Sueyeun Juliette Lee’s poetry questions concepts of birthright, lineage, and homeland, investigating relationships between people and the places they inhabit.
Montgomery County Community College’s Then and Now: Jazz Cubano series kicks off with a performance by Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Band.
In conjunction with it’s ongoing exhibition, the Library Company presents a performance of Pablo Batista’s performance work El Viaje.
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage is pleased to announce that the 2017 guidelines for Project grant applications are now available.
Through the ongoing Center-funded project re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia, Painted Bride Art Center presents a new work by choreographer and Guggenheim Fellow Reggie Wilson.
Jay Sanders is curator of performance at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Les escailles de la memoire (The Scales of Memory), a dance collaboration that explores African-American and African cultures, was presented by Bryn Mawr College’s Performing Arts Series.
Kyong Park is an architect, artist, urban theorist, and activist, whose research and artistic practice focus on urban landscapes and contemporary social geography.
Dance ethnologist and anthropologist Toni Shapiro-Phim traces the legacy of Cambodian dancer and teacher Pen Sokhuon against a backdrop of historical and political changes in Cambodia.
Susan Stockton recently retired as the president of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, a position she held since September of 2003. She is currently studying creative writing at Oxford University. Stockton served as a 2015 Performance LOI panelist.