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.



In conjunction with its presentation of Brett Bailey’s Macbeth, FringeArts presents Le Cargo, a dance work by Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Mark Beasley is a curator and writer from the United Kingdom who is currently the Robert and Arlene Kogod Secretarial Scholar, Curator of Media and Performance Art at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Grants & Grantees

Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble presented a home season program featuring Ukrainian costumes and live music by violinist Vasyl Popadiuk.

At the launch of the Center’s new multimedia online publication the Director of Performance Bill Bissell and choreographer Lucinda Childs discussed the collaborative research effort that led to our fourth danceworkbook.

The ICA presents choreographer and performance artist taisha paggett’s counts orchestrate, a meadow (or weekly practice with breath).

Dedicated to supporting and promoting Latin American culture, Raices Culturales LatinoAmericanas produces a variety of community programs and cultural showcases.

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.

Experience this monumental and deeply-realized artistic encounter of dance, light, sound, and architecture on a scale not seen since its premiere 30 years ago.

Grants & Grantees

An artist development initiative supported local and culturally diverse artists working in folk and traditional arts.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Since 2001, Rena Zurofsky has been an independent consultant with three primary areas of specialization: as a strategic planner, a retail planner, and an interim director.

In this month’s Pew Fellows news highlights, photographer Emmet Gowin shows his work at the Morgan Library and Museum, and jazz pianist Matt Mitchell and choreographer Susan Rethorst are awarded Doris Duke Impact Awards. Bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma will pay tribute to the late Ornette Coleman, and visual performance artist Kate Watson-Wallace gives an interview on the evolution of her practice.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Independent theater artist Madi Distefano is the founder and former artistic director of Brat Productions, a company dedicated to “caus[ing] a stir.”