In conjunction with its presentation of Brett Bailey’s Macbeth, FringeArts presents Le Cargo, a dance work by Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula, as part of the curated portion of the 2016 Fringe Festival. Combining personal narratives with the history of violence experienced in his home country, Linyekula’s new work is centered on memory, forgetting, and the suppression of memory. Through movement, Le Cargo addresses the legacy of decades of war, terror, fear and the collapse of the economy for Linyekula, his family, and his friends.
Claudia La Rocco’s work frequently revolves around interdisciplinary collaborations and performances. A faculty member of the School of Visual Arts’ graduate program in Art Criticism and Writing, La Rocco also teaches at Stanford University.
In addition to his work as a solo performer, Jaamil Kosoko is co-director of anonymous bodies and the founder and executive producing director of the Philadiction Movement in Philadelphia.
Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design fosters the study, exploration, and management of the arts: media, design, the performing, and visual.
Wendy Rogers has choreographed and performed contemporary dances for over 40 years around the county, including California and New York.
What inspires our imaginations and catalyzes our creativity? As we bid farewell to 2014, we asked members of our cultural community to share something that inspired them this year.
Pennsylvania Ballet will perform In the middle, somewhat elevated by choreographer William Forsythe as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. The Ballet originally acquired this piece for performances in 2010, with Center support.
Dorothy Wilkie’s (Pew Fellow, 2007) choreography involves the re-staging and re-choreographing of traditional West African and Afro-Cuban dances.
Judy Hussie-Taylor has served as Executive Director of Danspace Project, a New York City venue for independent experimental choreographers, since 2008. Hussie-Taylor served as a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2012 and 2013, a Performance LOI panelist in 2014, and as the Performance panel chair in 2015.
A celebration of African music featuring performances by Pew Fellow and Liberian singer Fatu Gayflor and the Refugee All Stars.
New York choreographer David Gordon, a founding artist of New York’s Judson Dance Theater, worked with Susan Hess Modern Dance to re-envision his 2009 piece Uncivil Wars: Moving with Brecht & Eisler.
Working with colored thread and thousands upon thousands of knots, 2007 Pew Fellow Ed Bing Lee transforms a simple material and a common technique into a unique form of contemporary fiber art.
Choreographer Nichole Canuso and her ensemble will engage in an interdisciplinary discovery process with an oral historian, a writer, and a vocal teacher to develop new performance techniques that integrate movement, voice, and personal history.