Pennsylvania Ballet will perform In the middle, somewhat elevated by choreographer William Forsythe as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. The Ballet originally acquired this piece for performances in 2010, with Center support. In the middle, somewhat elevated, originally commissioned by Rudolf Nureyev in 1987 for the Paris Opera Ballet, is set to a pulsating, electronic soundscape by Thom Willems. The work has since been recognized as a contemporary masterpiece.
The piece is featured in Pennsylvania Ballet’s “50th Finale” performance, along with: In the Night by Jerome Robbins, La Chasse by Matthew Neenan, and Penumbra by Matthew Neenan.
Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble restaged dances with new recordings in preparation for national and international tours.
The Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia produced the album Higdon, Clearfield, Primosch: Metamorphosis on Innova Recordings.
Elevator Repair Service’s John Collins on why his theater ensemble embraces “a blissful ignorance” at the outset of a new project.
Located in Fairmount Park, Shofuso was built in Japan in 1953, using traditional techniques and materials, and moved to Philadelphia in 1958.
“Extraordinary Indian classical dancer” Sarukkai performed at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, a Center-funded concert presented by Sruti, the India Music and Dance Society.
Jazz artist Peter Brötzmann offers a solo performance inspired by the German Society’s Horner Library.
Founded in 2008, Tiny Dynamite presents theater works by contemporary British and Philadelphia playwrights in both traditional and unconventional settings.
The award-winning choreographer’s striking approach was exemplified in Artifact Suite, which received its Philadelphia premiere with Pennsylvania Ballet in June 2013 performances.
Founded in 2002 by two composers, Chamber Music Now provided the Philadelphia community with original concert productions.
Wendy Perron discusses Trisha Brown’s fascination with “wanting to see the body horizontal in space.”
An immersive, participatory vocal performance, developed from the sounds, stories, and movements of individual bodies, will place audiences amidst performers, creating an intimate experience of group voice.
Tony-nominated actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith is founding director of the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue, a center for artistic excellence addressing social change.