SaltSoul

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1/5: Jungwoong Kim’s SaltSoul. Photo by Carlos Avendaño.
2/5: Jungwoong Kim’s SaltSoul. Photo by Carlos Avendaño.
3/5: Jungwoong Kim’s SaltSoul. Photo by Ben Harley.
4/5: Jungwoong Kim’s SaltSoul. Photo by Carlos Avendaño.
5/5: Jungwoong Kim’s SaltSoul. Photo by Ben Harley.

Choreographer and dancer Jungwoong Kim presents SaltSoul, a new multimedia dance work examining the universality of sudden loss and trauma. The work draws on Kim’s personal experiences of losing a family member as a child, as well as two public disasters—a 2014 ferry accident in South Korea that killed more than 300 people, and a 2013 Philadelphia building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets, an event he witnessed—to reflect on how grief affects and connects us. Developed in collaboration with dancers Germaine Ingram, Merián Soto, and Marion Ramírez; musicians Bhob Rainey and Gamin, and visual artist Fred Hatt, SaltSoul integrates traditional Korean dance, Western dance, improvisation, music, and experimental video in an interdisciplinary performance.


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An urban performing arts center on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, the Annenberg Center presents touring theater, jazz, and world music.

Composer Jace Clayton and Barnes Foundation executive director and president Thom Collins on presenting a site-specific performance informed by the artworks of the Barnes.

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This exhibition, the first major survey of Kasten’s work, broadly situates her legacy in relationship to contemporary art, beyond a strictly photographic history.

Flamenco master Rosario Toledo will present a series of performances entitled TAPAS: the culmination of a month-long residency with Philadelphia artists Eun Jung Choi, Meg Foley, and Germaine Ingram.

Collaborators & Colleagues

David Kiehl became curator of prints at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1993. Previously, he curated at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Wolfsonian Foundation in Miami Beach.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Jaye Allison is a dancer and founder of Philly Tap challenge, whose work in the tap genre has been vital in keeping Philadelphia’s rich tap legacy in the public eye.

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Flatland 2010 was Jumatatu Poe’s first evening-length work. The final piece incorporated structured audience feedback that Poe received after two work-in-progress showings.

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Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre creates performance with a focus on devised work that often includes forays into pop culture, political satire, and the human condition.

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Bowerbird is a presenting organization that showcases over 70 events annually, with a focus on raising awareness of “provocative and divergent musical traditions.”

In an essay accompanying the program booklet for Chopin Without Piano, Swarthmore’s Allen Kuharski contextualizes the performance within Polish culture and political history.

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An outgrowth of the anti-graffiti network, Mural Arts Philadelphia has produced over 3,600 murals since 1984, making it the largest public art program in the United States and earning Philadelphia the nickname “City of Murals.”

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MacArthur Fellow and visual artist Ann Hamilton, whose installations incorporate textiles and fabric, will create a major off-site installation and organize a loan exhibition of historical and contemporary fabrics.