Chunky Move’s Mortal Engine

FringeArts presented the Australian dance company Chunky Move and their production of Mortal Engine during its 2009 festival. Founded by Artistic Director Gideon Obarzanek in 1995, Chunky Move seeks to redefine what is or what can be contemporary dance within Australian culture. The company’s Mortal Engine is a dance video and music laser performance that utilizes movement and sound-initiated projections. Mortal Engine was presented at The Wilma Theater.

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Fall begins with a lively schedule of Center-funded projects, including ambitious artistic collaborations, performance premieres, exhibition openings, and experimental installations.

Dancing Diplomats follows choreographer Taras Lewyckyj’s work with Ukrainian artist Anatoly Kryvochyzha, whose choreography was blacklisted by the USSR in 1977.

Hip-hop dancer and Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier talks about how performing on the street differs from performing on stage.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Reggie Wilson is the artistic director of Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group, where he presents his unique blend of African and post-modern dance styles.

During the 2005–06 season, Philadelphia’s Dancefusion reconstructed Mary Anthony’s Women of Troy (1954). Dr. Linda Caruso Haviland prepared this essay for the accompanying symposium on dance preservation.

Grants & Grantees

Dan Rothenberg is a theater artist, a founding member and co-artistic director of Pig Iron Theatre Company, and a 2002 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Choreographer and dancer Jungwoong Kim was born and raised in South Korea, where he studied traditional Korean dance and martial arts, and now resides in Philadelphia.

Over its 18-year history, Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) Lively Arts Series has engaged local and national artists to share their work with the college and surrounding Blue Bell community.

“Extraordinary Indian classical dancer” Sarukkai performed at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, a Center-funded concert presented by Sruti, the India Music and Dance Society.

Grants & Grantees

Stuart Netsky is a painter, sculptor, and a 1995 Pew Fellow.

WXPN’s yearlong Center-funded project Zydeco Crossroads continues with a free dance party featuring the Grammy-award winning zydeco funk band Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band.

Founded in 1969, Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble seeks to preserve, present, and build upon the dance and music of Africa and the African Diaspora.