Trisha Brown: In the New Body offered a retrospective of selected dances by Brown, an internationally known leader of post-modernism and an enduring renegade whose work has rarely been seen in Philadelphia. From September 2015 to June 2016, the project provided audiences with multiple opportunities to connect with Brown’s oeuvre as it evolved over time, and featured some of the Trisha Brown Dance Company’s final touring performances of Brown’s proscenium works. Spanning the major phases of Brown’s creative life, performances took place at Bryn Mawr College and The Barnes Foundation. In June 2016, Pennsylvania Ballet presented Brown’s O Zlozony/O Composite (2004), bringing two Polish poems to life in a company premiere for the Ballet, and becoming the first US ballet company to perform Brown’s choreography. A series of outside events conveyed the radical and influential shifts in dance practice that Brown engendered, with participating scholars Steve Paxton, Susan Rosenberg, Wendy Perron, Stephen Petronio, and others.
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Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib developed an exhibition plan to explore early works by experimental filmmaker Pat O’Neill, alongside a new commission.
Poet and 2013 Pew Fellow Emily Abendroth’s poetry encourages readers to discover difficult truths woven into social, cultural, and physical realities.
On the occasion of OutBeat: America’s First Queer Jazz Festival, jointly organized by the William Way LBGT Community Center and Ars Nova Workshop with funding from the Center, we invited Professor Ashon Crawley (UC Riverside) to unpack the concept of “queer sound.”
Rebecca Medel is a visual artist and a 1999 Pew Fellow.
Conductor Gil Rose’s dynamic performances and many recordings have garnered international critical praise. In 2012, he assumed the position of artistic director of Monadnock Music.
Red-Eye to Havre de Grace, created by Thaddeus Phillips with support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, is reviewed in the New York Times.
Janet Wong became rehearsal director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in 1996 and associate artistic director in 2006.
An urban performing arts center on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, the Annenberg Center presents touring theater, jazz, and world music.
Kate Valk is a founding member of New York-based theater collective Wooster Group, and has performed with the group for nearly four decades.
Nichole Canuso Dance Company is building an internal fundraising structure that can grow or contract as the scope of the company’s projects changes with each year.
This month in Fellows Friday news: Alex Da Corte prepares for a major exhibition at ICA Philadelphia, and new albums from Orrin Evans, Mary Lattimore, and Chris Forsyth have generated buzz. We also say goodbye to jazz violinist John Blake, Jr.
Ballet répétiteurs such as Ruanne work one-on-one with dance artists to articulate and find the essence of a character or particular portrayal that becomes distinctive to their physicality.