As part of the its multi-part project Creative Africa, supported by a Center Advancement grant, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents portrait of myself as my father, a dance work by Zimbabwean dancer Nora Chipaumire, presented as part of the curated portion of the 2016 Fringe Festival. portrait of myself as my father is an exploration of masculinity, Africa, and the body that takes place within a boxing ring. The work will be performed by Chipaumire, accompanied by Senegalese dancer Pape Ibrahima Ndiaye (Kaolack) and Jamaican-born Brooklyn-based dancer Shamar Watt.
Visit the Creative Africa website for a full schedule of events and exhibitions.
This series curated by a local music expert sought to challenge our notions of music and noise with playlists that represented a range of genres, accompanied by interpretive narratives.
Cynthia Ling Lee is a contemporary choreographer who draws on both postmodern and North Indian classical kathak training in her dance making.
The company is dedicated to making critically important performance opportunities available to the current generation of opera and theatrical performers, designers, and directors.
Fatu Gayflor (Pew Fellow, 2014) learned music, dance, and traditional arts at an early age in rural Liberia. She states that her goal is “to use singing and songwriting to build cooperation and community among Liberians.”
As a presenting arts organization, the Painted Bride offers a wide range of work in music, dance, spoken word, and theater.
Steven Beyer is a sculptor and a 1992 Pew Fellow.
Performing arts expert Diane Ragsdale, a frequent panelist and keynote speaker at arts conferences, is pursuing a PhD in cultural economics at Erasmus University in the Netherlands.
Cuban performance artist Tania Brugera will present her 1998 performance work Displacement.
Benjamin Filene is associate professor and director of public history at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and co-editor of Letting Go? Historical Authority in a User-Generated World.
Susana Tubert is the co-founder and executive director of the Latino International Theater Festival of New York and executive producer of its annual TeatroStageFest.
In this month’s Pew Fellows news highlights, photographer Emmet Gowin shows his work at the Morgan Library and Museum, and jazz pianist Matt Mitchell and choreographer Susan Rethorst are awarded Doris Duke Impact Awards. Bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma will pay tribute to the late Ornette Coleman, and visual performance artist Kate Watson-Wallace gives an interview on the evolution of her practice.
In her concluding address as the Center’s visiting scholar, Kristy Edmunds discussed the importance of providing a platform for national and international artists alongside local artists.