New Work by Martha Clarke

Martha Clarke’s Sandman.

Jeanne Ruddy Dance commissioned a new work by choreographer and theatrical director Martha Clarke, a MacArthur Fellow and founding member of the dance-theater company Pilobolus. Inspired by photographs by Diane Arbus, Ralph Eugene Meatyard and Helen Levitt, the performance piece featured highly stylized costumes and masks designed by Jeffery Wirsig, with lighting by Peter J. Jakubowski.


Composer Mike Bullock presents the inauguration of the Philadelphia Embassy of the international art project, The Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland (KREV).

Collaborators & Colleagues

Susan Warden is an independent choreographer who served as artistic director for 940 Dance Company at the Lawrence (Kansas) Arts Center.

Grants & Grantees

Canuso’s new solo work Midway Avenue built on research initiated with UK-based choreographer Wendy Houstoun, premiered in May 2014 as part of FringeArts’ year-round programming.

Grants & Grantees

A year-long series of participatory performances at Washington Avenue Green will activate a one-acre site on the Delaware River waterfront that served as the entry point to Philadelphia for immigrants in the early 20th century.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Harold Wolpert is the managing director of Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City.

The Center welcomed choreographer and iLAND founder Jennifer Monson, who moderated our first-ever all-day listening session.

Headlong completed a five-month-long research and choreographic project with choreographer Tere O’Connor.

Philadelphia’s Pig Iron Theatre Company takes Shakespeare’s tale of mistaken identity off-Broadway.

Collaborators & Colleagues

William Parker is a leading figure in the New York creative jazz scene. Renowned as a composer, bassist, and multi-instrumentalist, he is also an educator and author.

Makihara’s performance work blends percussion with dance-like body movement, exercising a rigorous, systematic, and practiced process of experimentation and repetition.

We ask DeFrantz how changes in technology are impacting the ways in which artists produce narrative.

Pasión y Arte’s 2014 Flamenco Festival has come to an end, but the positive reviews keep pouring in. Recent media attention includes features in the Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Times, and The New Yorker.