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.
The Eleone Dance Theatre acquired Dianne McIntyre’s Up the Road A-Piece and incorporated it into the company’s 2011–12 touring season.
Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion will have spent the week with 35 Philadelphia-based artists, curators, and writers in an intensive workshop on process. This last day of the session will open a window into their work and process, allowing for time to talk formally and informally about how we build performances.
Pablo Colapinto is a media artist and a 2005 Pew Fellow.
Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012 by collaborating with contemporary choreographer Mark Morris on an original Center-funded dance piece.
Founded in 2005 by Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, BalletX unites distinguished choreographers with a company of world-class dancers to “forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace.”
Scott Magelssen is associate professor of theater at Bowling Green State University, where he teaches theater history and performance studies, and is the editor of The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism.
Through the ongoing Center-funded project re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia, Painted Bride Art Center presents a new work by choreographer and Guggenheim Fellow Reggie Wilson.
Member-run artist collective Vox Populi will launch a curatorial fellowship program dedicated to performance art, hosting five curatorial fellows in total over a period of two years.
Kun-Yang Lin’s dance company hosted classes with visiting artist Hsu-Hui Huang and incorporated his techniques into a performance at the Painted Bride Art Center.
The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia opened to the public in 1954 and is located in the former home of brothers Philip and Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach, international dealers in rare books, manuscripts, and fine and decorative arts.
Jenelle Porter is senior curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Prior to that, she curated at Artists Space in New York and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.
Andrew Horwitz is a writer, producer, curator and creative strategist with over 20 years of experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit creative sectors.