Guinea Residency

Members of Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble in Guinea.

Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble traveled to Conakry, Guinea in West Africa for an intensive two-week residency with traditional artists Mariama Touré and M’Bemba Bangoura, and members of Les Ballets Africains and Les Merveilles D’Guinea. Kùlú Mèlé dancers participated in master classes in traditional Guinea dance and drumming styles, and were introduced to choreography from the ballet Mali Sadjo: The Legend of the Hippopotamus. In 2009, Kùlú Mèlé presented the US premiere of Mali Sadjo as part of its 40th anniversary season. The project culminated in a film documenting the group’s time in Guinea that was presented at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

Nick Stuccio, President and Producing Director at FringeArts, on how curation in performance might differ from curation in the visual arts.

Graham Parker of WQXR brainstorms with members of the Center’s New Spaces / New Formats research group.


A performance-as-exhibition that reimagines the traditional retrospective, conceived by MacArthur Fellow Janine Antoni in collaboration with choreographer Anna Halprin and dance artist Stephen Petronio during a residency at The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

Choreographer Lucinda Childs visits Philadelphia to recover dances she choreographed in the 1960s and ’70s.

Grants & Grantees

The universality of sudden loss and trauma will be examined in this multimedia dance theater work integrating Kim’s heritage in traditional Korean dance with Western dance, improvisation, music, and found sound, to be developed in collaboration with Marion Ramírez, Germaine Ingram, Merián Soto, and Korean musician Gamin Hyosung Kang.

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Piffaro, the Renaissance Band, produced a two-part program recreating a royal christening that occurred in Stuttgart, Germany in 1616.

“What is an author?” It is a question the composer George Lewis asks, via Foucault, in his keynote essay for our Questions of Practice series on co-authorship in artistic practice.

Grants & Grantees

Tobin Rothlein is a dance artist and a 2006 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

Leah Stein, the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, and composer Pauline Oliveros collaborated on a new music and dance work.

Grants & Grantees

Pasión y Arte is an all-female dance company that creates challenging and original modern flamenco works.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Arlene Shuler is president and CEO of New York City Center. A former dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, Shuler has also worked at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Dedicated to supporting and promoting Latin American culture, Raices Culturales LatinoAmericanas produces a variety of community programs and cultural showcases.