Les escailles de la memoire (The Scales of Memory)

Urban Bush Women. Photo by Antoine Tempé.

Bryn Mawr College’s Performing Arts Series presented Urban Bush Women and Compagnie Jant-Bi in Les escailles de la memoire (The Scales of Memory), an evening-length collaboration between choreographers Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of the United States and Germaine Acogny of Senegal. The seven dancers of Urban Bush Women were joined by seven men from Compagnie Jant-Bi. Les escailles is a dance that explores themes of memory, resistance, and love, while highlighting the visceral link between African-Americans and Africans and delving into chasms and similarities of gender, history, and geography.

Grants & Grantees

Composer Michael Gordon is a co-founder of Bang on a Can, an international organization dedicated to the support of experimental music since 1987.

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Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre presented this festival, which provides resources to Philadelphia choreographers for rehearsals, classes, and showings.

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Dance artist and writer Lisa Kraus developed ThinkingDance.net, an online project that covers the landscape of dance in the Southeastern Pennsylvania region.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Liselle LaFrance is director of Historic Cherry Hill in Albany, New York, a historic house museum with intact collections of 20,000 objects and more, spanning five generations of the Van Renssalaer family.

Collaborators & Colleagues

As artistic director of Philadelphia’s Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Lewyckyj oversees performances that combine Ukrainian and American dance aesthetics.

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Kent De Spain is a dancer and a 1992 Pew Fellow.

In the centerpiece of its 2014 Flamenco Festival, Pasión y Arte will presented two dances choreographed by Israel Galván, winner of the 2012 Gold Medal in Fine Arts from the Spanish Ministry of Culture.

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Mufulu Kingambo Gilonda is a dance artist and a 2004 Pew Fellow in folk and traditional arts.

WRTI spoke with Pennsylvania Ballet artistic director Roy Kaiser about the company’s final offering of the 2012–13 season.

Choreographer and Pew Fellow Merián Soto on legacy, her interest in the body and its relationship to consciousness, and more.

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia performed the regional premiere of Roberto Sierra’s Missa Latina with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.

Grants & Grantees

The universality of sudden loss and trauma will be examined in this multimedia dance theater work integrating Kim’s heritage in traditional Korean dance with Western dance, improvisation, music, and found sound, to be developed in collaboration with Marion Ramírez, Germaine Ingram, Merián Soto, and Korean musician Gamin Hyosung Kang.