AXIS Dance Company Residency and Performance

AXIS Dance Company was in residence for one week in April 2010 at Montgomery County Community College (MCCC), conducting workshops and developing a community participation piece with choreographer David Dorfman. AXIS is regarded for paving the way for physically integrated dance within the contemporary dance community. Under the artistic direction of Judith Smith, the company of seven dancers, with and without disabilities, has performed in theaters and dance spaces at its home base in the Bay Area, on tour throughout the United States, and internationally. Their performance at MCCC marked the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The company also presented a full evening of work as part of the Lively Arts performance series.

Made up of over 100 local Quaker Meeting communities in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Delaware, and Eastern Maryland, the Arch Street Meeting House is a regional hub for the Quaker community.

La Curva features Bacán’s spare singing, Courvoisier’s atonal and dissonant compositions, and Galván’s score that employs rhythms from his own footwork.

Grants & Grantees

Honor Molloy is a playwright and novelist, and a 1993 Pew Fellow.

The New Year will bring ambitious and innovative Center-funded projects to the Philadelphia region that will inspire audiences and push the boundaries of artistic discovery and expression.

Grants & Grantees

Pasión y Arte is an all-female dance company that creates challenging and original modern flamenco works.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Kyong Park is an architect, artist, urban theorist, and activist, whose research and artistic practice focus on urban landscapes and contemporary social geography.

Grants & Grantees

In 1997 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 46 dance, music, and theater organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dance and choreographer Megan Bridge co-directs < fidget >, a platform for her collaborative work with composer, designer, and musicologist Peter Price.

As part of Pasión y Arte’s Philadelphia Flamenco Festival, International House Philadelphia will host a screening of Flamenco Hoy by the celebrated film maestro Carlos Saura.

In June 2013, Pennsylvania Ballet presented the Center-funded company premiere of William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite, which was previewed by ABC 6 Action News.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Francine Prose is the author of many works of fiction, including Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the 2000 National Book Award.

Germaine Ingram, a 2010 Pew Fellow, collaborated with improvisational dancer and choreographer Leah Stein in a year-long laboratory to explore rhythm and improvisation practices.