Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia: Faustin Linyekula’s Philly Files

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1/4: Faustin Linyekula’s Philly Files. Photo by Jen Cleary.
2/4: Faustin Linyekula’s Philly Files. Photo by Jen Cleary.
3/4: Faustin Linyekula. Photo by Elise Fitte-Duval.
4/4: Faustin Linyekula. Photo by Agathe Poupeney.

As part of the ongoing Center-funded project re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia, Painted Bride Art Center welcomes Congolese dancer and choreographer Faustin Linyekula. Informed by his experiences in North Philadelphia with Pew Fellows Raphael Xavier and King Britt, Linyekula’s new performance work, Philly Files, will explore the civic responsibility of the arts.

Built on a foundation of public dialogue and interaction, re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia uses art as a lens for viewing the city and its history. The 20-month project presents a series of performances, artworks, lectures, readings, and conversations that respond to the city and create forums for new ideas.


Collaborators & Colleagues

Conductor Gil Rose’s dynamic performances and many recordings have garnered international critical praise. In 2012, he assumed the position of artistic director of Monadnock Music.

This month, Center-funded projects from Silvana Cardell and Anna Drozdowski culminate in live performances and workshops, while FringeArts looks forward to a fall theater presentation by hosting a discussion with Obie Award-winning Belgian theater director Ivo van Hove.

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.

Grants & Grantees

Emancipating Cliveden was a radical reinterpretation of Cliveden of the National Trust, based on extensive evidence of the Chew family’s slaveholding.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Roger LaMay is general manager at WXPN (88.5 FM), a public radio station operated by the University of Pennsylvania.

Grants & Grantees

The Community Education Center has grown into an arts organization with a focus on cultivating a support system for artists, supported through residency and service programs.

Writer and dancer Wendy Perron evokes Trisha Brown to explain why contemporary dance is open to multiple meanings.

Grants & Grantees

Laynie Browne’s (Pew Fellow, 2014) poetry explores notions of silence and the invisible, through the re-contextualization of poetic forms.

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture presents a talk by Dr. Dede Fairchild Ruggles on sound and scent in the Andalusian Garden, in conjunction with Words Adorned: Andalusian Poetry and Music.

Grants & Grantees

An experiment in narrative structure that combines several forms of storytelling, physical language, and a cappella choral music, this world premiere play will investigate “questions of prophecy, fate, and predestination,” says Kaufman.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Mark Allen is founder and executive director of Machine Project, a multidisciplinary neighborhood arts collaborative in Los Angeles.