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.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Jonah Bokaer is a choreographer, media artist, artist space developer, and social entrepreneur whose work integrates choreography with digital media.

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.

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts presents a diverse range of programming in a beautiful park setting.

Thaddeus Phillips teams up with the Minneapolis-based musical duo Wilhelm Bros. & Co. to create this action-opera about Edgar Allan Poe’s mysterious last days.

Composer Judd Greenstein speaks to changing audience expectations in “an era where people are deluged with cultural products.”

Grants & Grantees

Karen E. Outen is a writer and a 1998 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

WNYC radio producer John Schaefer hosts Soundcheck, a show featuring daily live music and criticism, and was the first to be profiled in the Center’s American Impresario series.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Ashon Crawley is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies in the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, Riverside.

Grants & Grantees

This world premiere play, written by the Wilma’s artistic director Blanka Zizka, invites audiences to consider the immigrant experience and questions surrounding identity, homeland and exile, the idealism of youth, and the compromises of adulthood.

Headlong completed a five-month-long research and choreographic project with choreographer Tere O’Connor.

Composer Mike Bullock presents the inauguration of the Philadelphia Embassy of the international art project, The Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland (KREV).

On the occasion of the American premiere of Felix Mendelssohn’s 1841 revision of Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion—presented by the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia with Center support—we invited author and German-language literature translator Susan Bernofsky to discuss the practice of artistic translation.