As part of the ongoing retrospective Trisha Brown: In the New Body, Bryn Mawr College presents a conversation with former Trisha Brown Dance Company members Eva Karczag and Lisa Kraus. Through discussion, dance, and videos, Karczag and Kraus will share their experiences performing Brown’s work and witnessing its development over the span of her career.
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Known for innovation, creativity, and preservation of African-American traditions in dance, Philadanco has been dancing in the Philadelphia community since 1970.
As part of the ongoing Center-funded project re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia, Painted Bride Art Center welcomes Congolese dancer and choreographer Faustin Linyekula.
Contemporary Renaissance man, 2011 Pew Fellow, and “idea factory” Jorge Cousineau counts set design, lighting design, videography, and music composition among his talents.
In 2005 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 66 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
Philadanco reconstructed Bad Blood, a highly physical and seldom-performed piece by Ulysses Dove, which premiered at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in April 2014.
The award-winning choreographer’s striking approach was exemplified in Artifact Suite, which received its Philadelphia premiere with Pennsylvania Ballet in June 2013 performances.
Dorothy Wilkie’s (Pew Fellow, 2007) choreography involves the re-staging and re-choreographing of traditional West African and Afro-Cuban dances.
Sojin Kim is a curator and special assistant to the director at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, founding director of Urban Bush Women, on why “wanting profound social change and being an artist [are] not contradictory or binary places.”
Directing My Dancers/Directing Myself allowed Nichole Canuso to reevaluate her choreographic practice, mentoring under U.K.-based dancer Wendy Houstoun.
Scribe Video Center will explore the history and impact of the Great Migration (1916–30) on Philadelphia, when blacks fled the South for economic opportunities in the Northern states, giving rise to new African-American neighborhoods.
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.