“Living in a cultural crossroads, both mentally and physically, my work resides in the overlap between places, cultures, and artistic forms,” says Silvana Cardell, a choreographer and native of Argentina, now a United States citizen. Supper, People on the Move, a large-scale performance inspired and informed by the immigration process, will premiere in June 2015, with four showings at the Crane Arts Building’s Icebox space. The second performance will be simulcast live for a public audience at Independence Mall, the most popular tourist site in Philadelphia, where a group of colonists once assembled to declare the independence—and existence—of the United States. Each performance of Supper will conclude with a shared meal between dancers and audience members, during which all parties will be encouraged to participate in guided conversations around immigration and its impact on human lives.
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While Jens Hoffmann was in Philadelphia to lecture at the Center in 2011, he made a few “studio” visits with local dance companies and described the experience to us.
Pushers is a powerful dance-theater performance examining addiction and its consequences, created by Iquail Shaheed and his company using the stories of nine youth from West Philadelphia.
Choral Arts Philadelphia presents the first of three concert series as part of A Season in the Life of J.S. Bach.
Over its 18-year history, Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) Lively Arts Series has engaged local and national artists to share their work with the college and surrounding Blue Bell community.
Robert Pinsky is a poet, essayist, literary critic, and translator. From 1997 to 2000, he served as poet laureate consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress.
Emmet Gowin is a photographer and a 1994 Pew Fellow.
Jahmae Harris is a writer and a 1998 Pew Fellow.
Shannon Jackson is the Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts and Design, the Cyrus and Michelle Hadidi Chair of the Humanities, and a Professor of Rhetoric and of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
FringeArts presented Lucinda Childs’s Dance at its 2010 festival and organized a film series about the life and career of Childs and collaborator Philip Glass.
Theatre Exile presents a staged reading of their work-in-progress play about Philadelphia political figure Frank Rizzo.
Bowerbird, in cooperation with the 2011 FringeArts Festival, presented the American premiere of More Mouvements für Lachenmann, and held workshops with choreographer Xavier Le Roy.
New Paradise Laboratories’ Center-funded production of Freedom Club received media attention after traveling to New York City.