Pew Fellow and dancer Roko Kawai traveled to Japan to work on her project Izu House. A team of collaborators, including Philadelphia choreographer Leah Stein, Tokyo-based dancer Hideo Arai, vocalist Mika Kimula, and Pew Fellow and musician Toshi Makihara, joined Kawai on her trip. In Japan, the collaborators lived and worked in a house in Chihan-An, Ohito on the Izu Peninsula, drawing from the history of the house and the surrounding area to develop a site-specific dance/sound piece. Kawai's research contributed to the online publication Belonging and Solo: Roko Kawai, the second in the Center's danceworkbook series.
- Grants & GranteesHolding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project
The experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans will be illuminated in this multimedia work created by MacArthur Fellow and jazz pianist/composer Vijay Iyer and poet/librettist Mike Ladd, in combination with a publication of local veterans' writings produced through a partnership with the veteran-focused arts organization Warrior Writers.grant-contentholding-it-down-the-veterans-039-dreams-project
- EventFacing Front Artist Talk: Building Performance
Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion will have spent the week with 35 Philadelphia-based artists, curators, and writers in an intensive workshop on process. This last day of the session will open a window into their work and process, allowing for time to talk formally and informally about how we build performances.event-contentfacing-front-artist-talk-building-performance