Pew Fellow and choreographer Tania Isaac expanded her performance piece stuporwoman, an evening-length, semi-autobiographical work about motherhood that combines American and Caribbean dance aesthetics. The piece, which originated as a solo, evolved into a group work that featured three dancers, a playwright, an opera singer, and classical instrumentalists. Isaac's collaborative team included playwright Bridget Carpenter, composer Michael Wall, mezzo-soprano Claire Stollack-Gustavsson, and violinist Heather Zimmerman. stuporwoman was presented as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, DancePlace in Washington, D.C., and the Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, Maine, among other venues.
- Collaborators & ColleaguesSam Miller
Sam Miller is the former president of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and currently serves on the Board of Amrita in Phnom Penh. He served as a Center dance panelist and LOI panelist in 2013, Pew Fellowships evaluator in 2014, and Pew Fellowships Panel Chair in 2015.people-contentsam-miller
- Grants & GranteesSaayujya (The Merging)
Two of India's preeminent artists, Carnatic vocalist T.M. Krishna and bharata natyam dancer Priyadarsini Govind, will fuse classical South Indian music and dance in a world premiere that is the culmination of a two-year artistic collaboration, and is inspired by themes of liberty and freedom drawn from Philadelphia's history.grant-contentsaayujya-the-merging-
- Collaborators & Colleaguestaisha paggett
taisha paggett is a Los Angeles-based artist whose individual and collaborative work for the stage, gallery, and public space takes up questions of the body, agency, and the phenomenology of race and gender. In 2015, paggett served as a Performance LOI panelist.people-contenttaisha-paggett