TAKES Discovery Grant

Nichole Canuso performs TAKES at the 3LD Art & Technology Center. Photo by Andrea Mohin, courtesy of the New York Times.

Nichole Canuso and her collaborators created an interactive environment that collected and reincorporated the lost gestures, ideas, and outtakes of a rehearsal process, exploring a combination of installation, cinema, and choreography in the dance TAKES. The theme of the project was the cinematic notion of a “take”—that is, multiple iterations of the same scene. As Canuso said, “With TAKES we’ll embrace the forking paths of a given moment, offering the live unfolding and refolding of human exchange and a series of perspectives from which to view it.” The completed work received its premiere as part of the 2010 FringeArts Festival with the support of a 2010 Project Grant.


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.

Part performance, part discussion, and part party, these events invite attendees to discuss the project’s improvisational practice.

Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012 by collaborating with contemporary choreographer Mark Morris on an original Center-funded dance piece.

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.

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Hellmut Gottschild is a dancer and a 1992 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dr. Susan Leigh Foster is a choreographer, dancer, and scholar. Her “danced lectures” became a launching point for the third iteration of the Center’s danceworkbook series.

The fourth iteration of danceworkbook, A Steady Pulse: Restaging Lucinda Childs, 1963–78, is a dynamic reexamination of the early dances of one of America’s most influential contemporary choreographers.

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Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble restaged dances with new recordings in preparation for national and international tours.

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Andrew Simonet is a dance artist, a founder of Artists U and Headlong Dance Theater, and a 2006 Pew Fellow.

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Known for innovation, creativity, and preservation of African-American traditions in dance, Philadanco has been dancing in the Philadelphia community since 1970.

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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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Thaddeus Phillips (Pew Fellow, 2002) creates theater works that use transformational scenography, documentary footage, and improvisation to peer into not-often seen worlds.