Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre presented the 2009 nEW Festival, a program that supports choreographic projects through rehearsal and production processes, comprised of community classes, workshops, and informal showings. Throughout the year, nEW serves as an incubator for new work and offers some of Philadelphia's most innovative dance artists an opportunity to engage in choreographic research and development in a collaborative environment. During the showings, audience members are invited to preview the work, meet the artists, and learn more about the nEW Festival residency program.
- Collaborators & ColleaguesPatricia Lent
After dancing as a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 1984 to 1993, and the White Oak Dance Project from 1994 to 1996, Patricia Lent teaches, stages, and conducts workshops at the Merce Cunningham Trust, where she is a Trustee and Director of Licensing.people-contentpatricia-lent
- GRANTS & GRANTEESMerián Soto
Over her 40-year career in performance, Merián Soto (Pew Fellow, 2015) has focused on investigating the living body and its relationship to consciousness. Her conceptual and process-based pieces work towards, in the artist's words, "a dance of the future, a dance of healing, transformation, and transcendence."people-contentmerian-soto