An Expectation of Violence

Support for the rehearsal and creation of An Expectation of Violence, a performance/dance theater project, in collaboration with sound designer and composer Mikaal Sulaiman. At times wild and heavily kinetic, movement themes for this dance delved into the intricacies of personal and public violence. Kosoko described this work as “part confessional and part living-history. The content is personal and at times dysfunctional and so is supported by a structure that is just as broken, sharp, and surprising.” Throughout the grant period, Kosoko presented several work-in-progress showings, and later presented excerpts, as well as the completed work at venues in Philadelphia and New York City.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Choreographer and performer Jennifer Monson is the founder of New York City-based iLAND: Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature, and Dance.

Grants & Grantees

1812 Productions is the country’s only regional theater devoted entirely to comedy, with a history of over 50 shows.

Midway Avenue is a solo performance that uses personal reminiscences and universal yearnings to explore the relationship between memory and self.

Collaborators & Colleagues

David Sheingold is an independent consultant providing project development, strategic planning, and fundraising services for arts organizations and artists.

Ballet répétiteurs such as Lincoln work one-on-one with dance artists to articulate and find the essence of a character or particular portrayal that becomes distinctive to their physicality.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Eungie Joo is the director of art and cultural programs at Instituto Inhotim in Brumadinho, Brazil, a contemporary art complex.

Rajagopalan, associate artistic director and principal dancer of Chicago’s Natya Dance Theatre, discusses her perspective on co-authorship—one that stands in relation to a time-honored form.

Grants & Grantees

In addition to company productions, Group Motion hosts regular improvisational movement workshops, which allow the public to employ dance as a language of expression.

The Institute of Contemporary Art presents a performance of Pew Fellow Jumatatu Poe’s Let ‘im Move You, organized by Danielle Goldman.

Michelle Heffner Hayes will lead a discussion on the history of flamenco and its cultural significance in its contemporary form.

During Dancing around the Bride’s run at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the exhibition received a string of glowing reviews from the New York Times.

Grants & Grantees

Russian folktales and South African music and puppetry united in a multidisciplinary interpretation of Igor Stravinsky’s composition for the 1910 ballet The Firebird, featuring The Philadelphia Orchestra, Grammy Award-winning South African vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and larger-than-life puppets by Janni Younge of South Africa’s renowned Handspring Puppet Company.