The Life of a Just Sole

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The Reality of Manhood from Kyle Clark’s I Am The Road. Photo by Frank Bicking.

Kyle “JustSole” Clark presents The Life a Just Sole, an autobiographical dance-theater performance blending street dance techniques with spoken word narration and video. The work explores themes of identity, family, and self-expression, as it introduces audiences to the history of hip-hop culture. A lineup of house dancers, b-boys, and lockers will survey a variety of dance styles through a combination of choreographed segments and improvised dance battles.


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Collaborators & Colleagues

Maria Bauman is the founder and artistic director of MBDance, which has received Harlem Stage Fund for New Work awards through the Jerome Foundation, among other honors. Bauman served on the Center’s Performance panel in 2014 and 2015.

Grants & Grantees

Nicholas Kripal is a visual artist and a 1999 Pew Fellow.

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Founded in 2002 by two composers, Chamber Music Now provided the Philadelphia community with original concert productions.

Grants & Grantees

Since 1993, Headlong Dance Theater has created over 40 works under the leadership of founders David Brick, Andrew Simonet, and Amy Smith.

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Known for its high energy performances, Koresh Dance Company was founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer Ronen Koresh.

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The Kimmel Center, Inc., best known as a presenting organization and home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Ballet, is one of the most well-attended cultural venues in Philadelphia.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Ralph Lemon, Artistic Director of Cross Performance, is a dancer, choreographer, writer, and visual artist dedicated to cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary work.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Hou Hanru is a Chinese-born art critic and curator, as well as the artistic director of the MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome.