Americana

Eleone Dance Theatre is dedicated to the preservation and creation of historical and contemporary theater dance. The company has a diverse repertoire of works that span the contemporary modern, spiritual, rhythm and blues, African, and hip-hop genres. This award supported the research, development, and training to acquire and present Americana, choreographed by Katherine Dunham. Dunham (1909 –2006) was an American dancer, choreographer, author, educator, and social activist. Dunham maintained the Katherine Dunham Dance Company for nearly 30 years and over her career choreographed more than 90 dances. Ruby Streate and Glory Van Scott, both former Dunham company dancers worked with Eleone dancers to oversee the project.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Tom Schorgl has been president and CEO of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture since its inception in 1997.

Revisit Center-funded The Dance Apocalypse in Brooklyn with The Dance Apocalypse/Solos. Creators Gabrielle Revlock and Nicole Bindler describe the piece as ” a radical challenge to the paltry circumstances in which artists seek funding and a heart wrenching end-of-the-world love story with pizazz.”

Collaborators & Colleagues

Erin Bernard is a curator, community artist, public historian, and the creator of the Philadelphia Public History Truck.

Flamenco master Rosario Toledo will present a series of performances entitled TAPAS: the culmination of a month-long residency with Philadelphia artists Eun Jung Choi, Meg Foley, and Germaine Ingram.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Don Byron, a jazz performer and composer, is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a United States Artist Fellowship, and a Rome Prize for Composition.

Grants & Grantees

Rafael Ferrer is a visual artist and a 1993 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Susanna Sloat is a writer, editor, and arts consultant in New York City who has written about a diverse range of dance.

Grants & Grantees

Gabrielle Revlock will developed a new dance-theater work with past collaborator Nicole Bindler that explored the nature of creative collaboration, as well as themes of gender, competition, and spectacle.

Grants & Grantees

A retrospective of selected dances by Trisha Brown, an internationally known leader of post-modernism and an enduring renegade whose work has rarely been seen in Philadelphia.

Grants & Grantees

Martha Clark’s dance-theater work was inspired by photographs by Diane Arbus, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, and Helen Levitt.

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

Questions of Practice

We speak to postmodern dance pioneer Anna Halprin about her introduction to dance, various turning points in her artistic career, and the importance of creating dance that responds to pressing social and political issues.