Choreographic Research with Sophiline Cheam Shapiro

Choreographer Amanda Miller explored the movement of Cambodian classical dance as it intersects with Miller’s western classical ballet training. This research took place in collaboration with Cambodian dance artist Sophiline Cheam Shapiro in Takhmao, Cambodia, and involved physical practice as well as critical analysis and reflection. Cheam Shapiro is the co-founder of the Khmer Arts Academy and one of the first graduates of Phnom Penh’s Royal University of Fine Arts, following the Cambodian genocide under the Khmer Rouge. She has made a significant contribution to the preservation of traditional Cambodian dance forms and has been honored with Guggenheim and Irvine dance fellowships, as well as the 2006 Nikkei Asia Prize for Culture.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Cara Starke is director of the Pulitzer Arts Foundation

On February 21, 2015, the Center launched our new multimedia online publication, A Steady Pulse: Restaging Lucinda Childs, 1963–78, at Danspace Project in New York City.

In June 2013, Pennsylvania Ballet presented the Center-funded company premiere of William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite, which was previewed by ABC 6 Action News.

Grants & Grantees

Caribbean-American dancer-choreographer Tania Isaac (Pew Fellow, 2011) fuses choreography with personal documentary and social commentary.

Grants & Grantees

Philadelphia’s Clay Studio is a center for local, national, and international ceramic arts communities.

Grants & Grantees

Eleone Dance Theatre is a Philadelphia-based troupe dedicated to dance that celebrates intergenerational and multicultural themes.

Grants & Grantees

Denyse Thomasos (1964–2012) was a visual artist and a 1995 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

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.

As part of the ongoing Center-funded project re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia, Painted Bride Art Center welcomes Congolese dancer and choreographer Faustin Linyekula.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dr. Susan Leigh Foster is a choreographer, dancer, and scholar. Her “danced lectures” became a launching point for the third iteration of the Center’s danceworkbook series.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Lucinda Childs is one of America’s most important modern choreographers and an original member of the Judson Dance Theater in New York.

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.