Eleone Dance Theatre conducted research, development, video documentation, and company training in order to acquire a work by choreographer Dianne McIntyre, a 2007 Guggenheim Fellow in choreography. McIntyre has forged an important career across the last four decades by bringing an individual voice to what is sometimes generally referred to as the “Black dance tradition” in modern dance. She is known for her use of jazz music and improvisation, as well as her stunning skill as a solo dance performer. The ensuing work, titled Up the Road A-Piece, with music recordings by the Carolina Chocolate Drops and costumes by David Burdick, weaves tales of joy, heartache, and neighborly bonds throughout seven vignettes. This work was incorporated into the company’s repertory during its 2011–12 touring season.
Performing arts expert Diane Ragsdale, a frequent panelist and keynote speaker at arts conferences, is pursuing a PhD in cultural economics at Erasmus University in the Netherlands.
Known for its high energy performances, Koresh Dance Company was founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer Ronen Koresh.
Two Center-funded performance projects—Supper, People on the Move and Facing Front: Lectures and Performance by Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion—culminated at the end of June, gaining media attention from several regional news outlets.
Sarah McEneaney is a painter and a 1993 Pew Fellow.
Noted abstract painter Thomas Nozkowski is known for his richly colored and intimately scaled paintings.
A symphonic theater hybrid for actors, classical musicians, and intergenerational choirs will offer a meditation on life and planetary cycles, set in a time of rapid ecological and technological changes.
The New Year will bring ambitious and innovative Center-funded projects to the Philadelphia region that will inspire audiences and push the boundaries of artistic discovery and expression.
Choreographer Stephen Petronio on how his past dances and embodied memory influence future creations.
First Person Arts offers bi-monthly story slams, classes, and an annual festival dedicated to transforming real life into documentary art.
Sam Miller is the former president of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and currently serves on the Board of Amrita in Phnom Penh. He served as a Center dance panelist and LOI panelist in 2013, Pew Fellowships evaluator in 2014, and Pew Fellowships Panel Chair in 2015.
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.
Founded in 1969, Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble seeks to preserve, present, and build upon the dance and music of Africa and the African Diaspora.