American Premiere of More Mouvements für Lachenmann

Bowerbird, in cooperation with the 2011 FringeArts Festival, presented the American premiere of French choreographer Xavier Le Roy’s stunning More Mouvements für Lachenmann, with members of the Viennese music ensemble Klangforum Wien. Le Roy has gained eminence in Europe with a series of works that redefine choreography as an art form, one that focuses on the behavioral aspects of everyday movement. About this work, Le Roy has noted, “It is something between a theater, a choreography, and a concert performance.” Selected members of the Philadelphia dance community engaged with the choreographer in a series of workshops on improvisation techniques.

References

Writer and arts specialist Suzanne Carbonneau conducted a public discussion with Danny Yung, artistic director of Zuni Icosahedron from Hong Kong, on September 18, 2010.

This essay is a revision of a paper delivered at the University of Texas as part of “An Uncanny Beauty: A Celebration of Deborah Hay Performance and Symposium,” held April 7–8, 2010.

Grants & Grantees

Bowerbird is a presenting organization that showcases over 70 events annually, with a focus on raising awareness of “provocative and divergent musical traditions.”

“Rogers + Rudner: Then + Now,” co-presented by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and Dance/USA Philadelphia on September 29, 2007, culminated in a discussion with the two pioneer postmodern dance artists.

Beth Sholom Synagogue planned for increased access to and interpretation of its building, the only synagogue ever designed by acclaimed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Grants & Grantees

In 2007, the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 83 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

The ICA presents Endless Shout, an interdisciplinary, multi-artist project examining the role of performance in museum spaces.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Thomas O. Kriegsmann is the Director of Programs at New York Live Arts and the founder of ArKtype, a management and production agency supporting emerging and established domestic and internationally based artists. In 2015, he served as an LOI panelist in Performance.

Grants & Grantees

Musicopia brings music education into schools throughout the Philadelphia region, with over 100 teaching artists presenting over 700 programs each year.

Art-Reach will evaluate its program offerings to better understand which types of events are of the greatest interest and relevance to its target audiences, developing new ideas for testing.

This month in Fellows Friday news: Alex Da Corte prepares for a major exhibition at ICA Philadelphia, and new albums from Orrin Evans, Mary Lattimore, and Chris Forsyth have generated buzz. We also say goodbye to jazz violinist John Blake, Jr.

Grants & Grantees

W.D. Ehrhart is a poet and a 1993 Pew Fellow.