The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania presents Endless Shout, an interdisciplinary, multi-artist project examining the role of performance in museum spaces. Over the course of six months, six artists—designer Raul de Nieves, dancer Danielle Goldman, choreographer taisha paggett, composer George Lewis, poet Fred Moten, and artist collective The Otolith Group—will collaborate on an experimental series of dance, music, poetry, multi-media installations, and interactive programs. The project will address questions about how, why, and where performance can occur, and whose voices are represented within cultural spaces.
Endless Shout will occur in tandem with ICA’s presentation of The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now.
Melanie Bilenker (Pew Fellow, 2010) translates the historic art of Victorian hair jewelry into work that reflects upon the contemporary era.
Thomas Gibbons is a playwright and a 1997 Pew Fellow.
Lecoq-trained theater artist Mary Tuomanen devises work using storytelling tools like acrobatics, clown, mask, mime, scenography, and spatial composition.
In collaboration with Ars Nova Workshop, International House Philadelphia presented Tête-a-Tête, a series of duets showcasing experimental, improvisational, and exploratory contemporary music.
Zoe Strauss: Ten Years, on view at the International Center of Photography in New York, has received recent media attention from a number of publications.
Dance scholar Linda Caruso Haviland discusses Forsythe’s curiosity about and drive towards the not-yet-known (the “possibles”) within the dance structure and the dancers.
Alien She is the first exhibition to critically examine the lasting impact of Riot Grrrl, the widely influential but briefly lived global punk feminist movement.
Built in 1829, Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous prison in the world. For more than a decade, the prison has had an active contemporary art program.
Daniel Bernard Roumain is a composer, violinist, and bandleader who combines his classical training with hip-hop and Haitian influences.
A number of Center-supported performances take the stage this summer, including seven new musical commissions by The Crossing and the world premiere of Pablo Batista’s music and dance production El Viaje (The Journey).
Richard Maxwell, playwright and director, is the artistic director of New York City Players and a two-time Off-Broadway Theater Award winner.
PTC presented the Philadelphia premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical based on the 1975 documentary of the same title.