Choreographers Project and Masters Exchange with Ralph Lemon

With a history of over 30 years of serving dancers, choreographers, and performance artists in development of their movement practice, Susan Hess Modern Dance (SHMD) hosted Bessie Award winner Ralph Lemon in a weeklong Masters Exchange residency, investigating choreographic process with the three participant artists of the 2010–11 Choreographers Project. A prolific dance artist and the recipient of an inaugural United States Artists Fellowship in 2006, Lemon’s career crosses genres and intercultural interests. He has also developed a significant body of writing and has a strong record of multidisciplinary collaboration. SHMD invited the public to view a select number of the sessions with Lemon to get a glimpse of the choreographic process at work.

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Sheryl Robin David is a craft artist and a 2000 Pew Fellow in folk and traditional arts.

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance launched this community outreach program in order to empower its member organizations to build relationships with local communities.

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is a service organization that represents the interests of 400 arts, culture, and heritage organizations in the Philadelphia area.

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

In this month’s Pew Fellows news highlights, photographer Emmet Gowin shows his work at the Morgan Library and Museum, and jazz pianist Matt Mitchell and choreographer Susan Rethorst are awarded Doris Duke Impact Awards. Bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma will pay tribute to the late Ornette Coleman, and visual performance artist Kate Watson-Wallace gives an interview on the evolution of her practice.

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An urban performing arts center on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, the Annenberg Center presents touring theater, jazz, and world music.

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Temple Contemporary commissioned 2006 Pew Fellow and MacArthur Fellow Pepón Osorio to create a new installation that responds to recent closings of Philadelphia public schools.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Libbie Hawes is the preservation director at Cliveden of the National Trust in Historic Germantown.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Peggy Baker is one of Canada’s most treasured modern dancers and choreographers, and the artistic director of Peggy Baker Dance Projects.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dr. Melissa Chiu is the director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gallery in Washington, DC.

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As a presenting arts organization, the Painted Bride offers a wide range of work in music, dance, spoken word, and theater.

This month, Center-funded projects from Silvana Cardell and Anna Drozdowski culminate in live performances and workshops, while FringeArts looks forward to a fall theater presentation by hosting a discussion with Obie Award-winning Belgian theater director Ivo van Hove.