Rosario Toledo is known as an artist who employs the subversion of gender roles, theatrical drama, improvisations, and humor in a dynamic method to engage with inner dialogues. Vengo, performed by Rosario Toledo with original composition by Dani de Moron and Guillermo Mcgillis, is a piece she created in 2012 to perform in the streets of her hometown of Cádiz, Spain. It is a performance art piece that embraces caricatures as Toledo exaggerates postures, uses comic theatricality, and adds contemporary dance vocabulary to her movements in perfect “compass” (rhythmic units). The performance is a journey that gracefully switches in and out of the flamenco idiom.
Pew Fellow Matthew Suib’s work comes from a deep engagement with moving-image culture and how moving images shape our understanding of culture, history, and politics.
The Kimmel Center, Inc. presents the Philadelphia premiere of Holding It Down: The Veterans’ Dream Project, a multimedia work that illuminates the lived experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans.
A performance piece interpreting classical South Indian music and dance, inspired by themes of liberty and freedom drawn from Philadelphia’s history.
Since its founding in 1864, Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. The Performing Arts at Swarthmore College serve as educational and artistic laboratories, combining a rigorous liberal arts education with practical explorations of performance.
The Kimmel Center, Inc., best known as a presenting organization and home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Ballet, is one of the most well-attended cultural venues in Philadelphia.
In an essay accompanying the program booklet for Chopin Without Piano, Swarthmore’s Allen Kuharski contextualizes the performance within Polish culture and political history.
Headlong Dance Theater brought dance directly into the private homes of Philadelphia citizens, where the members of those households became the dancers.
A two-part concert program, with a live talk show hosted by Live from Lincoln Center’s Fred Child and an accompanying studio recording, will offer a renewed perspective on the artistic legacy of baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann.
Choral Arts Philadelphia presented two concerts exploring liturgical practice with a focus on mystical traditions—sacred and secular, ancient and contemporary.
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, pianist, and professor Shulamit Ran is the Andrew MacLeish Distinguished Service Professor in the department of music at the University of Chicago.
Graham Parker of WQXR brainstorms with members of the Center’s New Spaces / New Formats research group.
The Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia opens its 141st season on Sunday, October 26 with its biggest BIG SING ever, laying the foundation for the North American premiere of the Bach-Mendelssohn St. Matthew Passion.