In its 10th year of flamenco practice, preservation, and exploration, Pasión y Arte (PyA) embarked upon its first outside commission as well as its first collaboration with a major flamenco artist: internationally renowned Spanish dancer and choreographer Rosario Toledo. PyA’s mission is to “bring the flamenco tradition into the 21st century by addressing the role of women.” Toledo choreographed an original dance for PyA, built during a three-week laboratory phase with the company’s dancers and readied for public performances in March 2012, as part of a dynamic “mini-festival of flamenco.” In addition to eight performances of Toledo’s original work at Christ Church’s Neighborhood House in Philadelphia’s Old City, PyA also hosted a flamenco symposium of dance experts, as well as master class workshops, led by Toledo.
LaVaughn Robinson (1927–2008) was a tap dancer and a 1992 Pew Fellow.
Wendy Perron discusses Trisha Brown’s fascination with “wanting to see the body horizontal in space.”
Drozdowski, a curator of performance, will host European duo Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion for a two-week retrospective of their collaborative career.
Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012 by collaborating with contemporary choreographer Mark Morris on an original Center-funded dance piece.
John King is a composer, guitarist, and violist and the recipient of the 2009 Alpert Award in the Arts for Music.
Classically trained on the harp since age 11, Mary Lattimore (Pew Fellow, 2014) incorporates experimental techniques and technologies into her music, thereby extending the conventions of her instrument.
The fourth iteration of danceworkbook, A Steady Pulse: Restaging Lucinda Childs, 1963–78, is a dynamic reexamination of the early dances of one of America’s most influential contemporary choreographers.
Caden Manson is a theater artist and a 2002 Pew Fellow.
For 14 years Jenny Andrews served as botanical programs coordinator at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville. Most recently she was director of education for the Garden Conservancy.
Dan Hurlin currently teaches performance art, dance, and puppetry at Sarah Lawrence College, where he also serves as the director of the graduate program in theater. In 2015, Hurlin served as a Performance LOI panelist.
Artistic Director Nichole Canuso likes to explore “dances that celebrate the awkwardness, humor and surprise in human experience.”
Martha Clark’s dance-theater work was inspired by photographs by Diane Arbus, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, and Helen Levitt.