The Philadelphia Folklore Project’s artist residency program supported a collaboration between tap dancer Germaine Ingram, saxophonist Bobby Zankel, and photographer/printmaker John Dowell, who created choreography, music, and visual environments to commemorate the nine Africans enslaved in the President’s House—Philadelphia’s White House—during George Washington’s presidency. The project was meant to encourage reflection on the implications of slavery’s practice in America’s first seat of government, and on our own responsibilities in the light of this history. Work-in-progress showings at the Community Education Center and the African American Museum in Philadelphia elicited conversations that were captured and published in the spring 2010 edition of the Philadelphia Folklore Project’s magazine, Works in Progress. A 2010 Project Grant supported the ensuing collaborative work, Parallel Destinies.
Makihara’s performance work blends percussion with dance-like body movement, exercising a rigorous, systematic, and practiced process of experimentation and repetition.
Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series has been presenting innovative works in the Philadelphia area since 1984, most recently showcasing the work of choreographer Trisha Brown, as well as John Jasperse and Urban Bush Women, and international artists Khmer Arts Ensemble and Compagnie Jant-Bi.
Boris Charmatz is a choreographer, dancer, and director of Musée de la danse (Museum of Dance).
Frank Sherlock is named Philadelphia’s new poet laureate, William Daley receives a solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and poets Teresa Leo, Pattie McCarthy, and Jenn McCreary release new books.
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers is one of the country’s foremost contemporary Asian-American dance companies, celebrating the ability of dance to integrate body, mind, and spirit.
WRTI spoke with Pennsylvania Ballet artistic director Roy Kaiser about the company’s final offering of the 2012–13 season.
Andrew Simonet is a dance artist, a founder of Artists U and Headlong Dance Theater, and a 2006 Pew Fellow.
The American Philosophical Society was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin to “promote useful knowledge.” Its museum routinely commissions artists to complement and expand on exhibition programming.
Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble restaged dances with new recordings in preparation for national and international tours.
Canuso’s new solo work Midway Avenue built on research initiated with UK-based choreographer Wendy Houstoun, premiered in May 2014 as part of FringeArts’ year-round programming.
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.
Pam Green is the founder and president of PMG Arts Management, which provides services to performing artists, companies, and organizations throughout the country.