Poe developed The Flight Attendants, a satirical commentary on the service industry, during the summer of 2011 in workshops with members of his company, idiosynCrazy productions. These workshops were led by visiting dance artists Jasmin Vardimon and Donte Beacham. Vardimon, a U.K.-based dance-theater artist, infuses her choreography with great speed and physicality; Beacham practices a relatively underground dance form called J-Sette: a precise style normally performed in gay African-American club scenes. Both artists “work in movement modes that are exhaustive,” Poe said. “I want to learn how they train their bodies to conquer exhaustion and speed.” The summer workshop was archived extensively, both for the benefit of the dance community and for all interested visitors on the idiosynCrazy website and Facebook page. Poe received a follow-up grant in 2012 to produce Private Places at the 2012 FringeArts Festival, the culmination of his research and his work with Beacham.
Two seminal figures of the New York dance world—Bill T. Jones and Susan Rethorst—sat down to talk about their distinct practices and the evolution of the field.
Gabrielle Revlock and Nicole Bindler star in this dance collaboration about two female artists in a spectacle-driven world.
Anna Weesner is an award-winning composer and a 2003 Pew Fellow.
Rajendra Roy joined the Department of Film at The Museum of Modern Art as Chief Curator in July 2007, overseeing the museum’s film collection, and their preservation and exhibition efforts. Roy served as a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2015.
Brenda Dixon Gottschild is Professor Emerita of dance studies at Temple University and a senior consultant and writer for Dance Magazine.
In addition to company productions, Group Motion hosts regular improvisational movement workshops, which allow the public to employ dance as a language of expression.
In conjunction with it’s ongoing exhibition, the Library Company presents a performance of Pablo Batista’s performance work El Viaje.
Ralph Lemon, Artistic Director of Cross Performance, is a dancer, choreographer, writer, and visual artist dedicated to cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary work.
DataArts seeks to strengthen the nonprofit arts and cultural sector’s vitality, performance, and public impact by equipping organizations to collect, learn from, and use data effectively.
Viji Rao developed three distinctive works to expand her artistic roots in South Indian dance, based on incarnations of the Hindu goddess Devi.
As part of the ongoing retrospective Trisha Brown: In the New Body, Bryn Mawr College presents a conversation with former Trisha Brown Dance Company members Eva Karczag and Lisa Kraus.
In 1998 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 52 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.