“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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The first multi-concert retrospective of Julius Eastman, an African American composer who was active internationally in the 1970s and 80s, but who died at age 49, will include rarely-performed works that showcase the composer’s broad compositional practice.
Carlos Basualdo is the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Recognized as one of the world’s leading conservatories, The Curtis Institute of Music (Curtis) was founded in 1924 by Mary Louise Curtis Bok. Curtis has educated and trained some of the most exceptionally gifted young musicians from around the world for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level.
Ben Young is a music researcher and radio host. Twenty years on the air at Columbia University’s WKCR have included continuing in-depth study of the avant-garde jazz of the 1960s.
Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble presented a home season program featuring Ukrainian costumes and live music by violinist Vasyl Popadiuk.
A series of discussions will be held with acclaimed French choreographer Boris Charmatz and various artists and cultural practitioners.
An actor, director, stage designer, and playwright, Thaddeus Phillips “creates visual spectacles that take audiences to new frontiers.”
Philadelphia’s Clay Studio is a center for local, national, and international ceramic arts communities.
We asked Center colleagues, interlocutors, grantees, and staff: “What inspired you this year?”
Matt Porterfield has written, directed, and produced three feature films, Hamilton (2006), Putty Hill (2011), and I Used To Be Darker (2013).
We asked Lee how she thinks about the relationship between innovation with preservation.
Tate Modern curator Catherine Wood and choreographer Jérôme Bel discuss the concept of “theatricality.”