Flatland 2010

Researched and developed over the course of the grant period, Flatland 2010 became Poe’s company’s (idiosynCrazy productions) first evening-length work. Made in collaboration with 11 dancers, Poe satirically addressed the flatness of human communication in contemporary America, “where the sound byte supersedes substance, and the instant message overpowers the intellectual one.” Poe offered two showings of the work-in-progress, which utilized structured audience feedback, led by the dancers after the performance, as a means of audience engagement and as a tool for artistic refinement of the work.

Grants & Grantees

Colucci’s sound designs for theater are distinguished by their sense of musicality, and what he describes as a “sensitivity to the power of sound to evoke the ineffable.”

Susan Hess Modern Dance engaged Lucinda Childs and Simon Dove to mentor the resident choreographers of the SHMD Choreographers Project.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Sam Miller is the former president of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and currently serves on the Board of Amrita in Phnom Penh. He served as a Center dance panelist and LOI panelist in 2013, Pew Fellowships evaluator in 2014, and Pew Fellowships Panel Chair in 2015.

Grants & Grantees

Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin brought his duet to the Koresh Dance Company for performance and taught a series of master classes in his signature dance technique.

In conjunction with the ongoing retrospective Trisha Brown: In the New Body, Bryn Mawr College hosts a master class with Eva Karczag.

Grants & Grantees

Since 1980, Susan Hess Modern Dance has sought to grow the audience for contemporary dance and support independent dance artists in the Philadelphia community.

Dance ethnologist and anthropologist Toni Shapiro-Phim traces the legacy of Cambodian dancer and teacher Pen Sokhuon against a backdrop of historical and political changes in Cambodia.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Liselle LaFrance is director of Historic Cherry Hill in Albany, New York, a historic house museum with intact collections of 20,000 objects and more, spanning five generations of the Van Renssalaer family.

Dedicated to supporting and promoting Latin American culture, Raices Culturales LatinoAmericanas produces a variety of community programs and cultural showcases.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Janine Antoni creates work in performance art, sculpture, and photography.

Grants & Grantees

In 1995 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 23 dance and music organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.

Collaborators & Colleagues

An experimental choreographer, Bel provokes his audiences with witty, cerebral presentations that pose questions about virtuosity and the nature of dance.