Philadelphia Dance Projects Presents

The Center provided support to Philadelphia Dance Projects to begin a presenting series featuring dance performances, workshops, and “informances” by individual dance artists. The series aimed to provide a platform for the presentation of adventurous contemporary dance. The series continues to run annually, and past performers have included internationally renowned choreographer and Pew Fellow Susan Rethorst, New York-based performance artist niv Acosta, and local dance artists Nichole Canuso and Nora Gibson, among others.


Collaborators & Colleagues

Shannon Jackson is the Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts and Design, the Cyrus and Michelle Hadidi Chair of the Humanities, and a Professor of Rhetoric and of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture’s Hazami Sayed on re-interpreting musical traditions for contemporary audiences, raising awareness of Arab arts and culture, and more.

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

The Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia produced the album Higdon, Clearfield, Primosch: Metamorphosis on Innova Recordings.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Ruth Estévez is a curator, writer, and stage designer. She is currently gallery director and curator of REDCAT at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

Grants & Grantees

FringeArts presents, develops, and commissions a range of high-quality contemporary performing and visual arts in Philadelphia.

Originally created with Center support for the 2012 FringeArts Festival, Georgia Tech Arts now presents Thaddeus Phillips’ Red-Eye to Havre de Grace at the Ferst Center for the Arts.

WRTI spoke with Pennsylvania Ballet artistic director Roy Kaiser about the company’s final offering of the 2012–13 season.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Michael Kiley is a composer, sound designer, performer, and educator working in dance, theater, and public installation.

The Philadelphia Flamenco Festival offers a free master class with flamenco master Pastora Galván.

The New York Times covered a playwriting boot camp led by Paula Vogel in New York City, which followed a 2011 Philadelphia boot camp she led with Center support.

Grants & Grantees

Bruce Metcalf is a jeweler and a 1996 Pew Fellow.