Reinvention Plan

Headlong Dance Theater worked with a team of advisors to assess its options following the recent departure of one of its three founding directors. Because the three-way collaboration fueled all of Headlong’s productions over its 20-year history, this self-reflexive process enabled the remaining co-directors to assess what appeared to be an uncertain future. Headlong assembled and met with a team of advisors that included arts consultant Diane Mataraza, David White of New York’s Dance Theater Workshop, and Wayne Hazard of Dancers’ Group in San Francisco. At the end of the process, Headlong and the team concluded that the remaining co-directors would continue operations working together as well as separately to produce high-quality artistic output and to allow for more individual leadership over projects and programs.1

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Management grants, through the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative, were awarded through 2013 following which a new funding category, Advancement grants, was introduced to support substantial long-term organizational development. Learn more>>.

Gabrielle Revlock and Nicole Bindler star in this dance collaboration about two female artists in a spectacle-driven world.

We asked Oliver, a choreographer and dance professor, “Should we dance in museums?”

Brenda Dixon Gottschild completed research and writing for her book, which tells the story of Joan Myers Brown and the previously unwritten 20th-century dance history of black Philadelphia.

Grants & Grantees

Pew Fellow Lori Waselchuk’s photographs of post-Katrina New Orleans and the hospice at Angola Prison in Louisiana bring us into intimate contact with complex subjects.

Grants & Grantees

Vox Populi is a member-run artist collective that presents exhibitions, performances, and other gallery talks, performances, lectures, and related events.

Fall begins with a lively schedule of Center-funded projects, including ambitious artistic collaborations, performance premieres, exhibition openings, and experimental installations.

Sruti, The India Music and Dance Society presents the world premiere of Saayujya (The Merging), featuring two of India’s preeminent artists, bharata natyam dancer Priyadarsini Govind and Carnatic musician T. M. Krishna (TMK).

Collaborators & Colleagues

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

Grants & Grantees

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.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Andrew McIntyre, a co-founder of Morris Hargreaves McIntyre, is one of the UK’s leading authorities on audience motivation, behavior and response.

Grants & Grantees

Conceived by Canuso and multimedia director Lars Jan, Nichole Canuso and Lars Jan’s multimedia dance work was presented at the 2010 FringeArts Festival.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Bebe Miller, the artistic director of Bebe Miller Dance Company in Columbus, Ohio, investigates a mix of text, performance, and visual presentation.