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.

In advance of the September workshops with Boris Charmatz, project co-directors host an informal professional preview for dance and performance artists .

The award-winning choreographer’s striking approach was exemplified in Artifact Suite, which received its Philadelphia premiere with Pennsylvania Ballet in June 2013 performances.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Congolese dancer Faustin Linyekula is a leading contemporary African choreographer and the founder of Studios Kabako.

Anna Drozdowski, a curator of performance, hosts European duo Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion for a two-week retrospective of their collaborative career. The two juxtapose the formality of music composition with a radical and open approach to performance, composition and audience.

Grants & Grantees

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.

Grants & Grantees

The Community Education Center has grown into an arts organization with a focus on cultivating a support system for artists, supported through residency and service programs.

Choreographer and Pew Fellow Merián Soto on legacy, her interest in the body and its relationship to consciousness, and more.

Grants & Grantees

Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre presented this festival, which provides resources to Philadelphia choreographers for rehearsals, classes, and showings.

Grants & Grantees

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s mid-career retrospective of the work of photographer Zoe Strauss offered the first comprehensive assessment of the artist’s achievement to date.

Founded in 1986, Sruti promotes and presents Indian classical music and dance to educate the greater Philadelphia community on the importance of Indian arts.

Choreographer Susan Rethorst visited the Center to speak with Pew Fellows about her work and process.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dance and choreographer Megan Bridge co-directs < fidget >, a platform for her collaborative work with composer, designer, and musicologist Peter Price.