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.
Francis Davis is a writer and jazz critic, and a 1994 Pew Fellow.
Midway Avenue is a solo performance that uses personal reminiscences and universal yearnings to explore the relationship between memory and self.
Kim Arrow is a dance artist and a 2003 Pew Fellow.
Five Pew Fellows have been awarded artist residencies in 2014, part of the ongoing partnership between The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the Alliance of Artists Communities, and four North American artist residency programs.
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers is one of the country’s foremost contemporary Asian-American dance companies, celebrating the ability of dance to integrate body, mind, and spirit.
Philip Bither has been the Walker Art Center’s senior curator of performing arts since 1997.
Kate Watson-Wallace is a Philadelphia-based choreographer, 2007 Pew Fellow, and the co-director of anonymous bodies.
Dance scholar Linda Caruso Haviland revisits the work of choreographer William Forsythe and his efforts to re-substantiate what he calls its “trace” in the world.
Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series has been presenting innovative works in the Philadelphia area since 1984, most recently showcasing the work of choreographer Trisha Brown, as well as John Jasperse and Urban Bush Women, and international artists Khmer Arts Ensemble and Compagnie Jant-Bi.
Gabrielle Revlock will developed a new dance-theater work with past collaborator Nicole Bindler that explored the nature of creative collaboration, as well as themes of gender, competition, and spectacle.
Ralph Lemon, Artistic Director of Cross Performance, is a dancer, choreographer, writer, and visual artist dedicated to cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary work.
Hanna Khoury (Pew Fellow, 2010) was trained in Western classical music and has performed with several orchestras. His passion, however, lies in Arab classical music.