Image courtesy of Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble.

Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble presented Steppes, a home season program at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The performance featured new costumes from Ukraine and live music by master violinist Vasyl Popadiuk and his band Papa Duke. Center support afforded the company the opportunity to perform their work in a major theatrical venue. Ukraine’s ambassador to the US, Dr. Oleh Shamshur, attended the Steppes production and remarked, “We regard this joint performance to be an outstanding example of cultural diplomacy as well as entertainment.”

Dance ethnologist and anthropologist Toni Shapiro-Phim traces the legacy of Cambodian dancer and teacher Pen Sokhuon against a backdrop of historical and political changes in Cambodia.

Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble worked with contemporary choreographer Ronald K. Brown in an extended residency to develop new approaches to its work.

The work of Schumann, Gesualdo, Brahms, and Mozart will be performed to evoke themes of fragility, unconventionality, and playfulness explored by the composers late in their careers.

Pasión y Arte’s 2014 Flamenco Festival was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the CBS Philly website, and on WRTI.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Roddy Bogawa’s work is known for its investigation of history and culture via lyrical lo-fi means and innovative narrative structures.

Fall begins with a lively schedule of Center-funded projects, including ambitious artistic collaborations, performance premieres, exhibition openings, and experimental installations.

Grants & Grantees

Bowerbird is a presenting organization that showcases over 70 events annually, with a focus on raising awareness of “provocative and divergent musical traditions.”

Grants & Grantees

Performance art, pop-up storybook design techniques, and a cinematic score will combine in a visual theater work for children and adults devised and performed by Phillips, in collaboration with visual artist Steven Dufala and composer Juan Gabriel Turbay.

Collaborators & Colleagues

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

Questions of Practice

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.

Grants & Grantees

Anthony Smyrski works with Dan Murphy as the artist duo Megawords. They are well known throughout Philadelphia for installations that are equal parts gathering space, artist studio, and storefront.

Collaborators & Colleagues

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