Setting the stage for the performances of Trisha Brown’s Early Works at the Barnes Foundation, Susan Rosenberg, scholar-in-residence at the Trisha Brown Dance Company, offers an overview of Brown’s career at the crossroads of dance and visual art. In a presentation that includes still and moving images, Rosenberg focuses on Brown’s most significant innovations and her work’s fundamental artistic principles. In the second hour, artist and curator Marissa Perel leads a panel discussion on the legacy of Brown’s work on the next generation of artists and choreographers.
Funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, 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 the Pennsylvania Ballet. The Ballet will present Brown’s O Zlozony/O Composite (2004), becoming the first United States ballet company to perform her choreography.
Flamenco dancer Pastora Galván performs in this self-titled work, choreographed by her brother, Israel Galván.
A symphonic theater hybrid for actors, classical musicians, and intergenerational choirs will offer a meditation on life and planetary cycles, set in a time of rapid ecological and technological changes.
Visiting Scholar Kristy Edmunds asks independent curator Claire Tancons about the process of earning trust and credibility in a community.
Kelsey Halliday Johnson is an independent curator whose work brings to light alternative and underrepresented histories and voices.
Flatland 2010 was Jumatatu Poe’s first evening-length work. The final piece incorporated structured audience feedback that Poe received after two work-in-progress showings.
On Monday, June 15, 2015, we announced and honored the 2015 grantees of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage with a celebration at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Philadelphia Dance Projects has grown into an organization focused on presenting performances and workshops to challenge and develop local artists.
In 2002 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 57 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
Mufulu Kingambo Gilonda is a dance artist and a 2004 Pew Fellow in folk and traditional arts.
On Monday, June 16, 2014, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage honored its 2014 grantees. Browse our slide show for exclusive photos from this celebratory event.
Brenda Dixon Gottschild is Professor Emerita of dance studies at Temple University and a senior consultant and writer for Dance Magazine.
Stephen Petronio has honed a unique language of movement that speaks to the intuitive and complex possibilities of the body.