Bryn Mawr College

1/6: Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet in Trisha Brown’s O zlozony/O composite. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev, courtesy of Pennsylvania Ballet.
2/6: John Jasperse’s original Fort Blossom. Photo by Maria Anguera de Sojo. © 2000. Pictured: Miguel Gutierrez, John Jasperse, Parker Lutz, and Juliette Mapp.
3/6: John Jasperse’s original Fort Blossom. Photo by Maria Anguera de Sojo © 2000. Pictured: Miguel Gutierrez and John Jasperse.
4/6: Ensemble of Susan Rethorst’s 208 East Broadway. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.
5/6: The Khmer Arts Ensemble performing The Lives of Giants at Bryn Mawr College. Photo courtesy of Bryn Mawr College.
6/6: Urban Bush Women. Photo by Antoine Tempé.

Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series has been presenting innovative works in the Philadelphia area since 1984. During the Center’s relationship with Bryn Mawr, the series has showcased the choreography of contemporary artists such as John Jasperse and Urban Bush Women, as well as international artists Khmer Arts Ensemble and Compagnie Jant-Bi. For its Center-funded “intro/retrospective” project with choreographer Susan Rethorst, Bryn Mawr’s array of associated contextual programs included a symposium, discussions with guest artists, choreographic practice workshops, and a catalogue. Most of these were made available via a special microsite devoted to the project. In 2014, Bryn Mawr received Center support to present Trisha Brown: In the New Body, a retrospective of selected dances by Brown, an internationally known leader of post-modernism and an enduring renegade whose work has rarely been seen in Philadelphia.

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Grants & Grantees

The Kimmel Center, Inc., best known as a presenting organization and home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Ballet, is one of the most well-attended cultural venues in Philadelphia.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Janet Wong became rehearsal director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in 1996 and associate artistic director in 2006.

On February 21, 2015, the Center launched our new multimedia online publication, A Steady Pulse: Restaging Lucinda Childs, 1963–78, at Danspace Project in New York City.

Founded in 1969, Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble seeks to preserve, present, and build upon the dance and music of Africa and the African Diaspora.

Grants & Grantees

Isaac choreographed an evening-length, semi-autobiographical work about motherhood that combines American and Caribbean dance aesthetics.

Collaborators & Colleagues

As the artistic consultant to the Roundabout Theatre Company and as a Tony Award-winning producer, Robyn Goodman is widely recognized for discovering and supporting influential artists early in their careers.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Guillaume Pirard is a violinist who is a founding member of the chamber orchestra The Knights.

Through the ongoing Center-funded project re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia, Painted Bride Art Center presents a new work by choreographer and Guggenheim Fellow Reggie Wilson.

Ballet répétiteurs such as Lincoln work one-on-one with dance artists to articulate and find the essence of a character or particular portrayal that becomes distinctive to their physicality.

Grants & Grantees

Artistic Director Nichole Canuso likes to explore “dances that celebrate the awkwardness, humor and surprise in human experience.”

Collaborators & Colleagues

Thomas Gibbons is a playwright and a 1997 Pew Fellow.

A Steady Pulse: Restaging Lucinda Childs, 1963–78 is a dynamic reexamination of the early dances of one of America’s most influential contemporary choreographers. In this excerpt from the forthcoming multimedia online publication, dance critic and historian Suzanne Carbonneau reflects on beauty as refusal in Childs’ work.