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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New Paradise Laboratories’ The Adults is a truly collaborative theater piece, exploring the not-so-hidden darkness of human nature and its impact on the natural world. Since its world premiere at Painted Bride Art Center on September 3, The Adults has received rave reviews.
As part of the ongoing Center-funded project re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia, Painted Bride Art Center welcomes Congolese dancer and choreographer Faustin Linyekula.
Paul Schimmel was the chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) from 1990 to 2012 and has organized over 50 exhibitions in his career.
Homer Jackson is a visual artist, performance artist, and a 1998 Pew Fellow.
Virgil Marti is a visual artist and a 1995 Pew Fellow.
Dancer and choreographer Amy Ginsburg is currently the director of dance at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.
People’s Light is one of Pennsylvania’s largest professional nonprofit theaters and is known for its resident company of artists, eclectic mix of productions, and for innovative work with young people.
The Institute of Contemporary Art presents a performance of Pew Fellow Jumatatu Poe’s Let ‘im Move You, organized by Danielle Goldman.
Founded in 2002 by two composers, Chamber Music Now provided the Philadelphia community with original concert productions.
In 2010, with Center support, Philagrafika—an organization dedicated to contemporary printmaking—organized a massive multi-venue festival.
Susan Franano offers services through Franano Arts Management Consulting following nine years as executive director of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.
Bissell, the Center’s Performance director, and Adair, director of Exhibitions & Public Interpretation, discuss the origins and learnings of a Center interdisciplinary research project between dancers and historians that explored alternative ways of interpreting historic sites. Participants in the project reflect on its outcomes and implications.