As part of its year-long project The Quiet Circus, Headlong presents a series of River Charrettes—performances and participatory conversations—at various sites along Philadelphia’s waterfronts. The first River Charrette will take place on September 24 at Bartram’s Garden, and will feature a performance by performance artist Eiko Otake. Co-curated by Philadelphia Contemporary, the performance will be followed by a discussion between Otake and former Philadelphia Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger, who advocated for the development of the Schuylkill River waterfront.
Through a series of 36 performances, The Quiet Circus will consider questions surrounding development and decay, land and water, as well as industry and gentrification. Performances will include Island, a dance-theater score created with Ishmael Houston Jones and Polly Motley; Landscape, a performance game that invites audiences to create their own scenery using nine large-scale sculptures; and The Luminous World, a durational piece in which subtle human actions reveal a buzzing, luminous performance of the environment.
Founded in 1986, Sruti promotes and presents Indian classical music and dance to educate the greater Philadelphia community on the importance of Indian arts.
In Terms of Performance features essays and interviews from more than 50 prominent artists, curators, presenters, and scholars who reflect on common yet contested terms in contemporary cultural practice.
Susan Hess Modern Dance hosted Ralph Lemon for a weeklong Masters Exchange residency, opening select sessions to the public to view the choreographic process at work.
In addition to company productions, Group Motion hosts regular improvisational movement workshops, which allow the public to employ dance as a language of expression.
This interactive panel discussion, part of Swarthmore’s Chopin Without Music, reveals new possibilities for contemporary theater and classical music to intersect in performance.
Painted Bride Art Center presented a theater piece compiled from the known works, unperformed stories, and unpublished diaries of the late legendary monologist.
“Rogers + Rudner: Then + Now,” co-presented by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and Dance/USA Philadelphia on September 29, 2007, culminated in a discussion with the two pioneer postmodern dance artists.
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (the Center) announced today its 2015 grants in support of the Philadelphia region’s cultural organizations and artists. Marking the Center’s 10th year of grantmaking, a total of more than $9.6 million will provide funding for 12 new Pew Fellowships, 34 Project grants, and three Advancement grants.
King Britt is on a journey, exploring the patchwork of rhythmic textures from many urban dance music cultures: deep house, hip-hop, broken beat, nu-jazz, funk, and afro-tech.
Adam D. Weinberg has been the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art since 2003.
Elephant Room creators Dennis Diamond, Louie Magic, and Daryl Hannah were profiled in the Washington Post after the Center-supported project traveled to Washington, D.C.
Director Michał Zadara and actress Barbara Wysocka on creating an innovative adaptation of Fryderyk Chopin’s two piano concertos performed without a piano.