As a member of the Cuban National Contemporary Dance Company, founder/director of DanzAbierta, Cuba, and director of BoanDanz Action, Marianela Boan has been recognized as one of the leading choreographers of contemporary Cuban dance. This project began with the working title Office and the new dance evolved to become Decadere (loosely translated as “falling into decline”). In this dance, Boan moved through a variety of appropriated source material, mixing salsa, disco, and classical music with movement derived from pedestrian actions. These materials became further fused with the theatrical use of masks, real-time video processed sound, and speech. A large screen echoed the dancers’ intimate, violent, sorrowful movements through live video capture. This performance project followed Boan’s “contaminated dance” style, which merges different forms of art with dance performance. Decadere was presented during the 2010 FringeArts Festival.
Silvana Cardell is a choreographer, dancer and, educator, whose choreographic impulses are defined by her experience as an Argentine expatriate living, working, and raising a family in the United States.
Artifact Suite by choreographer William Forsythe features 29 dancers in choreography that pushes them beyond their perceived physical limits, demanding sharp timing, precise syncopation, and coordination.
Five Pew Fellows have been awarded artist residencies in 2014, part of the ongoing partnership between The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the Alliance of Artists Communities, and four North American artist residency programs.
Dancer and choreographer Ronald K. Brown is the founder of Brooklyn-based contemporary dance ensemble Evidence, A Dance Company.
The Leah Stein Dance Company is committed to making dances spontaneously, rigorously, in collaboration, and in connection with the moment, often as site-specific works.
Pennsylvania Ballet presented the American premiere of Mauro Bigonzetti’s Kazimir’s Colors, inspired by the Russian avant-garde painter Kazimir Malevich.
Two Center-funded performance projects presented by FringeArts at the 2015 Fringe Festival—Available Light and After the Rehearsal/Persona—have gained positive reviews in The New York Times.
Drozdowski, a curator of performance, will host European duo Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion for a two-week retrospective of their collaborative career.
Built on a foundation of public dialogue and interaction, the Re-Place-ing Philadelphia project used art as a lens for viewing the city and its history.
Philadelphia Dance Projects has grown into an organization focused on presenting performances and workshops to challenge and develop local artists.
Dance scholar Linda Caruso Haviland revisits the work of choreographer William Forsythe and his efforts to re-substantiate what he calls its “trace” in the world.