Percussionist and Pew Fellow Pablo Batista presents El Viaje (The Journey), a new performance work blending traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms and contemporary Western instrumentation, Afro-Caribbean choreography, and evocative multi-media imagery. Telling a story of the spiritual and cultural resilience of those forced to emigrate from Africa to the Americas, El Viaje will feature a dynamic mix of instruments including bata and conga drums, piano, trumpets, trombones, and string quartet, to create an immersive musical experience.
“There is a hunger for a conversation about process,” says dancer and choreographer Tania Isaac, when asked about changes in audience expectations.
Licia Perea is the artistic director of Danzantes and has been awarded two choreographer’s fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tempesta di Mare continues their two-season exploration of rarely-performed French orchestral music written for the theater.
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.
Martha McDonald is an interdisciplinary artist whose performances and installations feature handcrafted costumes and objects.
In the second iteration of the Center’s danceworkbook series, dancer and choreographer Roko Kawai reflects upon and shares images of her dance work since 1992.
North American twins return to their Middle Eastern homeland as they uncover family secrets.
Recognized as one of the world’s leading conservatories, The Curtis Institute of Music (Curtis) was founded in 1924 by Mary Louise Curtis Bok. Curtis has educated and trained some of the most exceptionally gifted young musicians from around the world for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level.
As we near the end of 2015, we invited Center colleagues, collaborators, and grantees to share a memorable and inspiring cultural experience.
Alex Ross is music critic for The New Yorker and the author of The Rest is Noise: Listening to the 20th Century, a cultural history of 20th-century music.
Christine Kim is the associate curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
William Smith is a visual artist and a 2001 Pew Fellow.