Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Supper, People on the Move is a large-scale performance by choreographer Silvana Cardell, inspired and informed by the immigration process and premiering in June 2015. “Living in a cultural crossroads, both mentally and physically, my work resides in the overlap between places, cultures, and artistic forms,” says Cardell, a native of Argentina, now a United States citizen. Performances at the Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts in Philadelphia will be followed by a free public screening of the performance at Independence National Historical Park. Follow along by reading portraits of “people on the move,” as the project progresses.
A simulcast of performances at the Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts in Philadelphia will be screened outdoors at Independence Mall. This showing is free and open to the public.
Follow along by reading portraits of “people on the move,” as the project progresses.
The company is dedicated to making critically important performance opportunities available to the current generation of opera and theatrical performers, designers, and directors.
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We speak to postmodern dance pioneer Anna Halprin about her introduction to dance, various turning points in her artistic career, and the importance of creating dance that responds to pressing social and political issues.
Roger LaMay is general manager at WXPN (88.5 FM), a public radio station operated by the University of Pennsylvania.