ABC 6 Action News offered a preview of Pennsylvania Ballet’s final performance of the 2013 season, which featured the Center-funded company premiere of William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite. Forsythe’s work demands a high level of athleticism, precision, and extension from dancers, and he modifies his choreographic process based on the dancers with whom he works.
Pennsylvania Ballet Artistic Director Roy Kaiser told ABC 6: “The ballerina is never on balance. She’s never straight up and down. She’s constantly being pulled off, and then it has group sections that literally use every member of the company, so you will have every dancer on stage, sometimes doing things in unison. Sometimes you’ll have 30 people doing 30 different things. You almost don’t know where to look. You’re on the edge of your seat.” Read more >
Opera Philadelphia seeks to create productions of classic and new operatic works that assemble the finest international creative artists, and present a wide array of programming that educates, deepens, and diversifies opera audiences.
Kim Whitener is the Producing Director at HERE in New York, where she works in partnership with Artistic Director Kristin Marting to curate and produce HERE’s performance programs and activities. She also served as the Center’s panel chair in theater in 2013 and as a Performance LOI panelist in 2014 and 2015.
North American twins return to their Middle Eastern homeland as they uncover family secrets.
Nicole Cousineau (Pew Fellow, 2007) makes multimedia dance theater based in strong, rigorous movement investigation.
On the occasion of OutBeat: America’s First Queer Jazz Festival, jointly organized by the William Way LBGT Community Center and Ars Nova Workshop with funding from the Center, we invited Professor Ashon Crawley (UC Riverside) to unpack the concept of “queer sound.”
Pasión y Arte is an all-female dance company that creates challenging and original modern flamenco works.
Theatre Exile produced the Philadelphia premiere of Martin McDonagh’s darkly comic bloodbath.
Choreographers Reggie Wilson and Faustin Linyekula discuss the role of “place” in their artistic practices.
On Monday, June 15, 2015, we announced and honored the 2015 grantees of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage with a celebration at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Philadanco reconstructs Bad Blood, a highly physical and seldom-performed piece by Ulysses Dove.
Established in 2004, Jazz Bridge is a hybrid nonprofit organization joining performance presentation with professional support services for regional jazz and blues artists.
New Paradise Laboratories’ The Adults is a truly collaborative theater piece, exploring the not-so-hidden darkness of human nature and its impact on the natural world. Since its world premiere at Painted Bride Art Center on September 3, The Adults has received rave reviews.