Annenberg Center Live presented the Igor Stravinsky-Michael Fokine ballet Petrushka, the tale of a puppet come to life, as interpreted by Bessie and Obie Award-winning puppeteer Basil Twist. Twist has garnered popular and critical acclaim for his conception of puppets as doppelgangers for human emotions. His ballets are performed by life-size puppets and are intended for all demographics, from drag queens to grade-school children. In Petrushka, Twist pays homage to one of the landmark ballets of the early 20th century, which brings storybook Russia to the stage. A cohort of Philadelphia puppeteers were engaged in workshops and had the opportunity to visit Twist’s studio in New York City, where he demonstrated some of his techniques of puppet construction.
The Community Education Center has grown into an arts organization with a focus on cultivating a support system for artists, supported through residency and service programs.
Bhratanatyam dancer and choreographer Malavika Sarukkai will present a performance lecture that ties the language of Indian classical dance to its interpretation in the visual arts.
Lumi Tan is curator at The Kitchen in New York, where she organizes exhibitions and produces performances with artists across disciplines and generations.
Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012 by collaborating with contemporary choreographer Mark Morris on an original Center-funded dance piece.
Harold Wolpert is the managing director of Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City.
Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble celebrated its 40th anniversary with the world premiere of Carnival, an original dance piece by contemporary choreographer Mark Morris.
Philadelphia Dance Projects began a presenting series of dance performances, workshops, and “informances” by individual dance artists.
Several Center-funded performances and exhibitions have garnered national and regional media coverage in recent weeks.
An urban performing arts center on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, the Annenberg Center presents touring theater, jazz, and world music.
Pasión y Arte’s Philadelphia Flamenco Festival will host this film screening of Carlos Saura’s Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding), featuring a discussion with Michelle Heffner Hayes.
Stephen Petronio has honed a unique language of movement that speaks to the intuitive and complex possibilities of the body.
At the February launch of the Center’s new multimedia online publication, A Steady Pulse: Restaging Lucinda Childs, 1963–78, Lucinda Childs and Judy Hussie-Taylor, executive director of Danspace Project, discussed Childs’ career and artistic influences.