El Viaje (The Journey)

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Dancers C. Kelly White-Burrell and Steffanie White-Burchette in performance. Photo by Kerville Jackson.

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.


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Philadelphia Dance Projects and Group Motion Multi Media Dance Theater present the finale of Susan Rethorst/Moving in Philadelphia: 2013-2014, a world premiere work by choreographer Susan Rethorst.

Grants & Grantees

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Grants & Grantees

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Collaborators & Colleagues

After dancing as a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 1984 to 1993, and the White Oak Dance Project from 1994 to 1996, Patricia Lent teaches, stages, and conducts workshops at the Merce Cunningham Trust, where she is a Trustee and Director of Licensing.

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Grants & Grantees

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Grants & Grantees

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