As part of Bryn Mawr College’s ongoing retrospective, Trisha Brown: In the New Body, the Pennsylvania Ballet will perform Brown’s O zlozony/O composite, bringing two Polish poems to life in a company premiere for the Ballet, which will become the first US ballet company to perform Brown’s choreography. Combining the richness of Brown’s most complex movement and partnering with the refined action of classical dance, the choreography was inspired by the poetry of Polish writer Czeslaw Milosz and Edna St. Vincent Millay, which is incorporated into Laurie Anderson’s score. The work will be performed as part of the Ballet’s Balanchine and Beyond series.
Trisha Brown: In the New Body charts three stages of Brown’s prolific career, beginning with performances at The Barnes Foundation and continuing with performances at Bryn Mawr College, and these performances from the Pennsylvania Ballet.
Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 11, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 12, 2 p.m.
Linda Shearer has been the Executive Director of Houston’s Project Row Houses since 2009.
Member-run artist collective Vox Populi will launch a curatorial fellowship program dedicated to performance art, hosting five curatorial fellows in total over a period of two years.
An original composition by jazz pianist Jason Moran was developed in conjunction with the exhibition Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt.
WXPN’s yearlong project explores the origins and evolution of zydeco, a form of African-American roots music that blends Creole traditions, blues, and R&B.
Ain Gordon is a three-time Obie Award-winning writer, director, and actor. From 2011–13, he served as the Center’s Visiting Artist.
The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia presented a commissioned work by American composer and Guggenheim Fellow Steven Mackey.
Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier takes his Center-supported autobiographical dance, The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance, to Chicago.
Film, television, and stage actor Robert Prosky (1930–2008) had hundreds of credits to his name in television, film, and the theater.
Join the Painted Bride Art Center for a public conversation with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ Chief of Program & Pedagogy, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and Opera Philadelphia’s Vice President of Community Programming, Michael Bolton, for a thought-provoking discussion on how to create immersive and socially engaged programs that address today’s challenges.
Bryn Mawr College presents an open studio lecture and demonstration with Trisha Brown Dance Company members, Pennsylvania Ballet dancers, and choreographer Stephen Petronio
Frank Sherlock is named Philadelphia’s new poet laureate, William Daley receives a solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and poets Teresa Leo, Pattie McCarthy, and Jenn McCreary release new books.
Stuart Carden is a Chicago-based freelance director specializing in new plays and ensemble-devised works. Carden served as a 2014 Center LOI panelist in Performance and a 2015 panelist in Performance.