Dance Happens Here 2009

The Philadelphia Folklore Project presented the third iteration of its Dance Happens Here initiative. The project, which began in 2007, provided technical assistance, performance opportunities, and professional development services to local and culturally diverse artists working in folk and traditional arts. Programs included a dance camp for Liberian and Cambodian dancers.


Grants & Grantees

The possibilities of presenting a contemporary artist’s work posthumously will be explored in this discovery project dedicated to Julius Eastman, an African American composer who was active internationally in the 1970s and 80s, but who died at 49, leaving an incomplete but compelling collection of scores and recordings.

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An outgrowth of the anti-graffiti network, Mural Arts Philadelphia has produced over 3,600 murals since 1984, making it the largest public art program in the United States and earning Philadelphia the nickname “City of Murals.”

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

A midnight mass service featured Claudin de Sermisy’s Missa voulant Honneur, French Noel songs, and a nativity play.

While in Philadelphia to perform August: Osage County in April 2010, Academy Award-winning actress Estelle Parsons met with local theater professionals at the Center to talk about acting.

Grants & Grantees

Michael Grothusen is a visual artist and a 1998 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Douglas Crimp is an art critic, author, and the Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History at the University of Rochester.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Born in Burkina Faso and based in Berlin, architect Francis Kéré integrates traditional knowledge and craft skills into innovative and sustainable buildings worldwide.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Thomas Allen Harris of Chimpanzee Productions is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been featured internationally on television, at festivals, and in museums and galleries.

The William Way LGBT Community Center is a non-profit organization serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations of Philadelphia and its nearby communities.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Barbara A. Campagna has worked for the past 25 years as an architect, planner, and historian, reinventing and restoring historic and existing buildings.

Grants & Grantees

Philadelphia Dance Projects has grown into an organization focused on presenting performances and workshops to challenge and develop local artists.