“It’s about letting the structure of the dance do much of the talking,” Nichole Canuso writes of her new choreographic direction. “But it’s also about talking: about breaking my silence as a person and a performer.” Nichole Canuso Dance Company’s productions include exploratory, often participatory work, such as Wandering Alice (2008), during which the cast led audiences on a performance-centered tour of the historic Christ Church Neighborhood House. Canuso’s new solo work Midway Avenue was built on research initiated with her 2011 Center funded project Directing My Dancers/Directing Myself with UK-based choreographer Wendy Houstoun and was conducted in Philadelphia and London. As part of this final rehearsal process, Canuso returned to London, where she will continued her work with movement specialist Rahel VonMoos and choreographer/composer Matteo Fargion. The final production premiered in May 2014 as part of FringeArts’ inaugural season of year-round programming.
In a vocal career of over 25 years, Erie Mills has received critical and popular acclaim throughout the world, and has performed in the world’s major opera houses.
taisha paggett is a Los Angeles-based artist whose individual and collaborative work for the stage, gallery, and public space takes up questions of the body, agency, and the phenomenology of race and gender. In 2015, paggett served as a Performance LOI panelist.
Supporting, documenting and presenting Philadelphia area folk arts, the Philadelphia Folklore Project is committed to sustaining community cultural knowledge.
At age 33, Germaine Ingram (Pew Fellow, 2010) took up dance under the tutelage of a Philadelphia tap legend, the late LaVaughn Robinson (a 1992 Pew Fellow).
“Extraordinary Indian classical dancer” Sarukkai performed at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, a Center-funded concert presented by Sruti, the India Music and Dance Society.
Dance scholar Linda Caruso Haviland revisits the work of choreographer William Forsythe and his efforts to re-substantiate what he calls its “trace” in the world.
The 2011 FringeArts Festival featured the American premiere of Improbable Theatre’s production, which took inspiration from the iconic puppet show Punch and Judy.
In June 2013, Pennsylvania Ballet presented the Center-funded company premiere of William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite, which was previewed by ABC 6 Action News.
Founded in 1969, Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble seeks to preserve, present, and build upon the dance and music of Africa and the African Diaspora.
Established in 2004, Jazz Bridge is a hybrid nonprofit organization joining performance presentation with professional support services for regional jazz and blues artists.
“Rogers + Rudner: Then + Now,” co-presented by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and Dance/USA Philadelphia on September 29, 2007, culminated in a discussion with the two pioneer postmodern dance artists.
Dancer and choreographer Ronald K. Brown is the founder of Brooklyn-based contemporary dance ensemble Evidence, A Dance Company.