Leah Stein Dance Company conducted a year of research and training with electronic music pioneer Pauline Oliveros. Stein’s goal was to unite the traditionally separate worlds of choreography and musical composition through physical and sound explorations with singers and dancers. “I have seen singers dance and dancers sing,” Stein says. “I long for the third thing: a creative process that truly merges the choreographic with the auditory.” Oliveros, who coined the practice of “Deep Listening,” previously worked with the company on Urban Echo (2008), which incorporated singers from the Mendelssohn Club Chorus. Throughout the research year written accounts of the process were published online. The project culminated in a public showing and panel discussion in June 2014 with Oliveros and her long-time colleague Stuart Dempster.
Kate Watson-Wallace produced Everywhere, a new online interactive dance piece.
Kate Watson-Wallace worked with four dancers in a research project that embraced, appropriated, and layered movements found in online and pop culture ephemera, in order to develop new types of “21st-century” dance.
Headlong Dance Theater brought dance directly into the private homes of Philadelphia citizens, where the members of those households became the dancers.
The all-female ensemble of Pasión y Arte will explore conflicting definitions of the 21st-century woman in its first outside commissioned work, choreographed by Rosario Toledo.
Performing arts expert Diane Ragsdale, a frequent panelist and keynote speaker at arts conferences, is pursuing a PhD in cultural economics at Erasmus University in the Netherlands.
Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012 by collaborating with contemporary choreographer Mark Morris on an original Center-funded dance piece.
Philadelphia Dance Projects and Group Motion Multi Media Dance Theater present the finale of Susan Rethorst/Moving in Philadelphia: 2013-2014, a world premiere work by choreographer Susan Rethorst.
Margie Strosser is a filmmaker and a 1994 Pew Fellow.
Artistic director of Miro Dance Theater, Miller has shown her work in venues ranging from England’s Royal Opera House to New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art.
Supporting, documenting and presenting Philadelphia area folk arts, the Philadelphia Folklore Project is committed to sustaining community cultural knowledge.
“Reinventing Tradition: New Dance in Indonesia” was a workshop series on cross-cultural practice that explored notions of the contemporary and the traditional in Indonesian dance.
Eric Schoefer is a dancer and a 1999 Pew Fellow.