French choreographer Roland Petit’s Carmen, originally choreographed in 1949 for his company Les Ballets de Paris, was restaged for the Pennsylvania Ballet’s 2010–11 season opening. The restaging team of specialists coached the dancers in performance techniques that authentically evoked the character of this historical post-war ballet. Carmen was a benchmark ballet for Petit and the work established him as one of Europe’s leading choreographers. Often performed in Europe, Carmen is rarely performed in the United States, which gave Philadelphia audiences a unique opportunity to see a ballet by one of the major voices of European ballet in the second half of the 20th century.
Lance Fung has worked as an independent curator since 2005, realizing innovative projects in China, Finland, Italy, and the United States.
Charmaine Warren is a performer, historian, consultant, and dance writer. She is founder, producer, and artistic director for the Montclair dance festival “Dance on the Lawn,” co-curator of Harlem Stage’s E-Moves, and lead curator for Dance at the Wassaic Project festival.
Annenberg Center Live presented Basil Twist’s Petrushka and held workshops for local puppeteers, which included a tour of Twist’s studio.
Jay Sanders is curator of performance at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Stacy Levy is a sculptor and a 1992 Pew Fellow.
In March 2005, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage invited choreographer and dance artist Wendy Rogers to lead a presentation and town hall discussion for dance makers and cultural practitioners.
Choreographers Reggie Wilson and Faustin Linyekula discuss the role of “place” in their artistic practices.
Leah Stein’s Center-funded project Battle Hymns, set to an original score by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, was remounted in San Francisco in the spring of 2013.
A performance piece interpreting classical South Indian music and dance, inspired by themes of liberty and freedom drawn from Philadelphia’s history.
Jahmae Harris is a writer and a 1998 Pew Fellow.
Crossroads Music organizes public performances by accomplished musicians with roots in cultures from around the world.
Headlong second River Charrette will take place at RAIR and will address sustainability issues through art and performance.