The Farewell

Philadelphia dance artist Janet Pilla reconstructed, documented, and performed The Farewell, a solo choreographed by Pauline Koner in 1963. Koner (1912–2001) was a principal dancer with the José Limón Dance Company, a leading modern-dance troupe of the 1940s and ’50s who honored the memory of modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey’s with The Farewell, a 30-minute solo that became her best-known choreography. Working closely with preeminent Koner expert, Evelyn Sheperd, Pilla, has previously danced in reconstruction, restaging, or performances of Symphony for Strings, Mazurkas, and Primavera by Jose Limon, and Day on Earth by Doris Humphrey. Pilla has also studied with Ernestine Stodelle on two early Doris Humphrey solos, Quasi Waltz and The Call/Breath of Fire, and currently holds in her solo repertory.

Nichole Canuso’s TAKES, which traveled to the 3LD Art & Technology Center in New York City after its Philadelphia premiere, was covered in an article by the New York Times.

Dove encourages artists to dance in unusual places. Why? Out of necessity, he says.

Grants & Grantees

Ally is a performance-as-exhibition, conceived by MacArthur Fellow Janine Antoni in collaboration with pioneering choreographer Anna Halprin and contemporary dance artist Stephen Petronio.

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.

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Tina Davidson is a composer and a 1992 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

As a presenting arts organization, the Painted Bride offers a wide range of work in music, dance, spoken word, and theater.

Grants & Grantees

Leah Stein choreographed a dance to an original score by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang that eventually toured to San Francisco.

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FringeArts presented Australian dance company Chunky Move’s Mortal Engine, a dance piece that incorporates video, music, and laser performance with sound-initiated projections.

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Eleone Dance Theatre is a Philadelphia-based troupe dedicated to dance that celebrates intergenerational and multicultural themes.

Having created this work over the course of a decade, Malavika Sarukkai pays homage to the sacred river Ganga and its importance in Indian culture, history, the environment, and spirituality.

Grants & Grantees

Donald Camp is a photographer and a 1995 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Sarah Wilke became managing director of Seattle’s On the Boards at the start of its 2004–05 season. She is responsible for day-to-day and long-term strategic management.