Leah Stein Dance Company created Urban Echo, the company’s second collaboration with the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, directed by Alan Harler. The work featured an improvised vocal score developed by contemporary composer Pauline Oliveros, who worked closely with Stein and Harler during the creative process. In a unique merging, Urban Echo showed singers performing movements alongside the dancers, and dancers, in turn, creating sound with the singers. Urban Echo premiered in 2009 in the sanctuary at the Rotunda in West Philadelphia. This work led to a Center-funded collaboration between Stein and Oliveros in 2013.
Dance scholar Linda Caruso Haviland discusses Forsythe’s curiosity about and drive towards the not-yet-known (the “possibles”) within the dance structure and the dancers.
In addition to company productions, Group Motion hosts regular improvisational movement workshops, which allow the public to employ dance as a language of expression.
This series curated by a local music expert sought to challenge our notions of music and noise with playlists that represented a range of genres, accompanied by interpretive narratives.
Dr. Anthea M. Hartig is executive director of the California Historical Society. Previously, she spent six years with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
“The major concern of my work is to paint the invisible,” says Joy Feasley, a painter and a 2011 Pew Fellow.
In conjunction with the ongoing retrospective Trisha Brown: In the New Body, Bryn Mawr College hosts a master class with Eva Karczag.
The award-winning choreographer’s striking approach was exemplified in Artifact Suite, which received its Philadelphia premiere with Pennsylvania Ballet in June 2013 performances.
Caribbean-American dancer-choreographer Tania Isaac (Pew Fellow, 2011) fuses choreography with personal documentary and social commentary.
Philadanco reconstructed Bad Blood, a highly physical and seldom-performed piece by Ulysses Dove, which premiered at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in April 2014.
Philadelphia Mural Arts Program will devise a plan to enhance organizational decision-making with regards to the restoration, decommissioning, or replacing of works from its collection of over 3,600 murals.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art commissioned new works by French composers Tristan Murail and Philippe Hurel, inspired by the masterworks of sculptor Auguste Rodin.
Thaddeus Phillips’ original musical Red-Eye to Havre de Grace, which originally debuted in Philadelphia with Center support, has received a massive amount of positive critical attention for its Off-Broadway debut.