Landscape on Hold

The Painted Bride Art Center commissioned a new collaborative dance work created by three Caribbean-born choreographers: Marianela Boán of Cuba, Gabri Christa of Curaçao, and Pew Fellow Tania Isaac of St. Lucia. Over the course of six weeks, the artists created Landscape on Hold, an evening-length work featuring movement and text highlighting the similarities and differences in the choreographers’ cultural heritages. The work featured projections of tightly framed movements to amplify the dancers’ subtle actions, and images of the sea and land to evoke memories of Caribbean islands.


Sruti, the India Music and Dance Society, presented this three-part series in collaboration with the Painted Bride Art Center.

Questions of Practice

Electronic Music 2012, presented by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage on December 13, 2012, investigated the evolving American electronic musical experience and how it relates now to cultural expectations.

Leah Stein’s Center-funded project Battle Hymns, set to an original score by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, was remounted in San Francisco in the spring of 2013.

Thaddeus Phillips’ new bilingual performance work for theater, inspired by his experience working on Colombian telenovela Alias El Mexicano, premieres as part of the 2015 Fringe Festival.

Pew Fellow Geoff Sobelle and theater artist Charlotte Ford presented a post-apocalyptic absurdist tale of human extinction.

Performance artist Martha McDonald and visual artist Billy Dufala on how creating art at a recycling facility influences their understanding of impermanence.

What you need to know before applying for a 2017 Project grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Joshua Rubin is a founding clarinetist and the program director of ICE, where he oversees the creative direction of more than 50 concerts per season.

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.

As part of its public art project The Village will hold a series of open mics hosted by artist-in-residence Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh.

Grants & Grantees

Robert Smythe is a theater artist and a 2006 Pew Fellow.

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education embarked on a comprehensive re-envisioning of its art program to align it more fully with its overall goals.