Meredith Rainey researched and developed a new work exploring perception through the vehicle of Hermann Rorschach’s famous inkblot test, in collaboration with artist Luke Dubois and composer Todd Reynolds. Reynolds is a long-time member of Bang on a Can, has worked with Steve Reich, and participated in Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project. Together with company co-director, Sun-Mi Cho, Rainey devised a work-in-progress showing, “Reflections Choreographic Workshop,” for invited guests with dancers Sun-Mi Cho, Heidi Cruz, Willie Brown, and Alex Ratcliffe-Lee.
Hip-hop dancer and Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier talks about how performing on the street differs from performing on stage.
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, founding director of Urban Bush Women, on why “wanting profound social change and being an artist [are] not contradictory or binary places.”
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.
Brenda Dixon Gottschild is Professor Emerita of dance studies at Temple University and a senior consultant and writer for Dance Magazine.
A program of Philadelphia University, The Design Center presents exhibitions, tours, programs, college courses, and special events that demonstrate how design shapes everyday life.
James Mills is a visual artist and a 1998 Pew Fellow.
Silvana Cardell is a choreographer, dancer and, educator, whose choreographic impulses are defined by her experience as an Argentine expatriate living, working, and raising a family in the United States.
Orchestra 2001 commissioned and premiered works by three composers: Pulitzer Prize winners Paul Moravec and George Crumb, and Guggenheim Fellow Robert Maggio.
Peter d’Agostino is a multimedia artist and a 1992 Pew Fellow.
In addition to company productions, Group Motion hosts regular improvisational movement workshops, which allow the public to employ dance as a language of expression.
For Shelf Life, the Center invited artists, curators, and designers to use the books in our library for curated displays on subjects of their choosing.
The Philadelphia Ceili Group brought some of the finest Irish traditional artists to Philadelphia for a concert series culminating in the Philadelphia Traditional Irish Music and Dance Festival.