Lucinda Childs’s 1979 Dance was presented as the centerpiece of the 2010 FringeArts Festival. Dance was a signal achievement of postmodern artists—a collaboration between choreographer Childs, visual artist and filmmaker Sol LeWitt, and composer Philip Glass. Dance influenced a wave of collaborative ventures that characterized art making across disciplines in the 1980s. In conjunction with the showing of Dance at the festival, and in partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Art and International House Philadelphia, FringeArts organized a film series to showcase the work of Childs and Glass. The selected films provided insight into their creative processes, their careers, and their lives, which provided context for the contemporary viewing of Dance.
Dan Hurlin currently teaches performance art, dance, and puppetry at Sarah Lawrence College, where he also serves as the director of the graduate program in theater. In 2015, Hurlin served as a Performance LOI panelist.
Choreographer Ralph Lemon talks about ephemerality in relationship to his work in the dance field, and the complexity of memory.
Fall kicks off with a packed schedule of Center-funded projects, including exhibition openings from Temple Contemporary and The Galleries at Moore, and performance premieres at the 2015 Fringe Festival that push the boundaries of genre and form.
Wendy Perron, former member of Trisha Brown Dance Company presents a slide lecture on this pivotal moment in dance history.
An artist development initiative supported local and culturally diverse artists working in folk and traditional arts.
Within a welcoming educational environment, Al-Bustan supports the Arab-American community’s pursuit and affirmation of its cultural identity.
Writer and arts specialist Suzanne Carbonneau conducted a public discussion with Danny Yung, artistic director of Zuni Icosahedron from Hong Kong, on September 18, 2010.
An experimental choreographer, Bel provokes his audiences with witty, cerebral presentations that pose questions about virtuosity and the nature of dance.
Brooke Davis Anderson is the Executive Director of Prospect New Orleans.
Steven Beyer is a sculptor and a 1992 Pew Fellow.
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.
Founded in 2005 by Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, BalletX unites distinguished choreographers with a company of world-class dancers to “forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace.”