Piffaro, The Renaissance Band presents The Musical World of Don Quixote, a music and movement performance that will offer audiences a distinctive interpretation of Miguel de Cervantes’ four-century-old classic, Don Quixote. Combining narrative elements and ballads drawn from the novel, the performance will be recited in both Spanish and English, with movement choreographed by the award-winning New York-based choreographer Christopher Williams. Monophonic melodies, organ and vihuela works, and lighting effects will transport audiences into Cervantes’ captivating world. The performances will feature special guests New York Polyphony, soprano Nell Snaidas, percussionist Glen Velez, and guitarist Charles Weaver, as well as Josep Borras (double reeds) and Eric Schmalz (sackbut).
Performances take place Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 9 at 3 p.m.
This world premiere play, written by the Wilma’s artistic director Blanka Zizka, invites audiences to consider the immigrant experience and questions surrounding identity, homeland and exile, the idealism of youth, and the compromises of adulthood.
Philadelphia’s Pig Iron Theatre Company takes Shakespeare’s tale of mistaken identity off-Broadway.
May Adrales is in demand as a freelance director, based in New York City. Her recent work includes world premieres at some of our country’s leading theaters.
FringeArts will produce a re-imagined production of this seminal multidisciplinary work by choreographer Lucinda Childs, architect Frank Gehry, and composer John Adams at its September 2015 festival in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reviewed the latest presentation in The Crossing’s Month of Moderns festival, The Gulf (between you & me).
Alex Da Corte (Pew Fellow, 2012) scans grocery stores, street corners, and IKEA showrooms to find materials for his assemblages and videos, which utilize everything from food to hardware.
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.
Caden Manson is a theater artist and a 2002 Pew Fellow.
Timothy Douglas is a freelance director and actor. He served as a Center theater panelist in 2011.
A 2002 MacArthur Fellow and early member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, George Lewis is the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University.
Ballet répétiteurs such as Lincoln work one-on-one with dance artists to articulate and find the essence of a character or particular portrayal that becomes distinctive to their physicality.
We asked Center colleagues, interlocutors, grantees, and staff: “What inspired you this year?”