Group Motion Dance Company commissioned composer Phil Kline and choreographer Wally Cardona to create Revival, presented at the old Metropolitan Opera House on North Broad Street as part of the 2009 Hidden City Philadelphia Festival. Built in 1908 at the behest of Oscar Hammerstein, the building is included in the National Register of Historic Places, but has fallen into disrepair. Cardona set the dance in what was once the upper balcony and referenced the building’s history as an opera house, sports arena, and church as part of the choreography, offering audiences a rare glimpse into an iconic Philadelphia landmark.
Since its founding in 1864, Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. The Performing Arts at Swarthmore College serve as educational and artistic laboratories, combining a rigorous liberal arts education with practical explorations of performance.
When asked about his sense of ethical responsibility in creating work, Whit MacLaughlin of New Paradise Laboratories responded with a reflection on his place in the performance world.
“I don’t think accessibility is something separate from excellence…it all has to be excellent,” says David Devan, Opera Philadelphia general director and president.
Opera Philadelphia built an institutional research and development program, which has led to new partnerships and artistic collaborations with international opera companies and performers.
A new chamber opera by composer-in-residence Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek.
Frank Bramblett is a visual artist and a 2000 Pew Fellow.
With a commitment to contemporary craft and design that is broad and inclusive, the Philadelphia Art Alliance is carving out its own space in the museum landscape.
A workshop and small grant opportunity, No Idea Is Too Ridiculous allows Center constituents to explore creativity and risk-taking.
Rebecca Taichman is an Obie Award-winning theater director, whose work has been presented at theaters across the country, including American Repertory Theater, Wooly Mammoth Theatre Company, The Old Globe, and ACT.
Greg “Hodari” Banks is a dancer and a 1992 Pew Fellow.
The Center’s 2014 Year in Review celebrates a spectacular year of innovative cultural presentations and stimulating discussions.
Founded in 1969, Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble seeks to preserve, present, and build upon the dance and music of Africa and the African Diaspora.