Through the ongoing Center-funded project re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia, Painted Bride Art Center presents Stamped Stomped Stumped, a new work by choreographer and Guggenheim Fellow Reggie Wilson. Developed while in residency at the Painted Bride with a group of Philadelphia-based dancers, including Pew Fellow Germaine Ingram, Wilson’s work will examine the performative aspects of religious worship and the spiritual landscape of Philadelphia.
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.
Over the course of his 30-year career, percussionist and 2000 Pew Fellow Pablo Batista has performed, recorded, and toured with a range of leading jazz, R&B, Latin, pop, and gospel artists including Bono, George Howard, Alicia Keyes, Gerald Levert, Jeffrey Osborne, Eddie Palmieri, Teddy Pendergrass, Diane Reeves, Grover Washington, Jr., Musiq, Manny Oquendo’s Conjunto Libre, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
We ask DeFrantz how changes in technology are impacting the ways in which artists produce narrative.
Jan Krzywicki is a composer and a 1996 Pew Fellow.
Founder and artistic director of Vocal Essence, Philip Brunelle’s career reflects a lifelong devotion to a wide range of choral, vocal, opera, and symphonic music.
Kiranavali Vidyasankar is a vocalist, music teacher, and writer who comes from a lineage of legendary Carnatic (South Indian) musicians.
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Zhou Long is visiting professor of composition and director of Musica Nova at the University of Missouri, Kansas City Conservatory of Music.
The Object Lesson works in the margins between theater and visual art installation, between audience and actor. Since its premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Object Lesson has received extensive praise, and was named a “Fringe First.”
In this month’s Pew Fellows news highlights, novelist Beth Kephart describes seeing the landscape of her unwritten novel through the eyes of videographer Lori Waselchuk. Composer Bhob Rainey makes music out of squid neurons and mathematical formulas, and poet Major Jackson discusses the simple act of paying attention.
The New Year brings a multitude of Center-funded projects that innovate, inspire, and expand the possibilities of artistic discovery and expression.
Mariam Ghani is a multi-media artist, writer, and filmmaker.
Chris joined Portland Center Stage as artistic director in May 2000. Before coming to Portland, he was artistic director at Actor’s Express in Atlanta, a company he co-founded in 1988.
Jens Hoffmann is the deputy director for exhibitions and public programs at The Jewish Museum in New York City.