Nichole Canuso performs TAKES at the 3LD Art & Technology Center. Photo by Andrea Mohin, courtesy of the New York Times.

TAKES, an exploration of dance and cinema, was presented for the first time as a fully produced and realized work during the 2010 FringeArts Festival. Conceived by Canuso and multimedia director Lars Jan, the audience was free to wander and shift perspective during the show as the action of the performers, separated from the audience by the thin membrane of a giant projection box, unfolded as a melding of live bodies, film projection, and relationships took place. The performance installation was also open to the public as an interactive exhibit.


Grants & Grantees

Fleisher Art Memorial is a community arts organization dedicated to the ideal that people of all ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds have a right to experience art.

A number of ongoing and recently completed Center-funded projects have filled theater houses and garnered extensive media coverage.

Grants & Grantees

Marian X is a playwright and a 1997 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

In 2003 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 63 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

Grants & Grantees

Kukuli Velarde is a visual artist and a 2003 Pew Fellow.

Sruti presented two concerts that explored the influence of native and folk traditions upon Carnatic (South Indian classical) music.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dr. Kamella Tate is the owner/principal of KTA/LLC, a Los Angeles-based firm that provides research, program design, evaluation, and fund development services to community nonprofits in the arts, healthcare, and education sectors.

Bryn Mawr College presents a retrospective of selected dances by Trisha Brown, an internationally known leader of post-modernism and an enduring renegade whose work has rarely been seen in Philadelphia.

At the launch of the Center’s new multimedia online publication the Director of Performance Bill Bissell and choreographer Lucinda Childs discussed the collaborative research effort that led to our fourth danceworkbook.

As part of the ongoing retrospective Trisha Brown: In the New Body, Bryn Mawr College presents a conversation with former Trisha Brown Dance Company members Eva Karczag and Lisa Kraus.

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, founding director of Urban Bush Women, reflects on her artistic evolution and the importance of living on the “edge of failure.”

Ain Gordon, the Center’s 2011–13 Visiting Artist, spoke with choreographer and director Merián Soto about her Center-supported piece, SoMoS.