The Center provided support to Philadelphia Dance Projects to begin a presenting series featuring dance performances, workshops, and "informances" by individual dance artists. The series aimed to provide a platform for the presentation of adventurous contemporary dance. The series continues to run annually, and past performers have included internationally renowned choreographer and Pew Fellow Susan Rethorst, New York-based performance artist niv Acosta, and local dance artists Nichole Canuso and Nora Gibson, among others.
- Grants & GranteesRaphstravaganza: An Urban Kinetic Experience
Leading hip-hop artist Raphael Xavier brought together masterful street performers, extreme BMX riders, acrobatic contortionists, and live music by saxophonist and composer Bobby Zankel for a contemporary circus-style performance in City Hall's courtyard that paid tribute to the soul of the urban street.grant-contentraphstravaganza-an-urban-kinetic-experience
- Grants & GranteesEndless Shout
This timely, interdisciplinary, experimental series of dance, music, poetry, mixed media installations, and interactive programs—from acclaimed artists and scholars such as choreographer taisha paggett, designer Raul de Nieves, and composer George Lewis— invites audiences to consider African American performance aesthetics and the role of performance in museum spaces.grant-contentendless-shout
- EventTrisha Brown In the New Body Lectures Crossroads of Dance and Visual Art
Setting the stage for the performances of Trisha Brown's Early Works at the Barnes Foundation, Susan Rosenberg, scholar-in-residence at the Trisha Brown Dance Company, offers an overview of Brown's career at the crossroads of dance and visual art.event-contentin-the-new-body-at-the-crossroads-of-dance-and-visual-art