Lucinda Childs's 1979 Dance was presented as the centerpiece of the 2010 FringeArts Festival. Dance was a signal achievement of postmodern artists—a collaboration between choreographer Childs, visual artist and filmmaker Sol LeWitt, and composer Philip Glass. Dance influenced a wave of collaborative ventures that characterized art making across disciplines in the 1980s. In conjunction with the showing of Dance at the festival, and in partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Art and International House Philadelphia, FringeArts organized a film series to showcase the work of Childs and Glass. The selected films provided insight into their creative processes, their careers, and their lives, which provided context for the contemporary viewing of Dance.
- 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 & GranteesFirebird: Reimagined
Russian folktales and South African music and puppetry united in a multidisciplinary interpretation of Igor Stravinsky's composition for the 1910 ballet The Firebird, featuring The Philadelphia Orchestra, Grammy Award-winning South African vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and larger-than-life puppets by Janni Younge of South Africa's renowned Handspring Puppet Company.grant-contentfirebird-reimagined
- 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-