Koresh Dance Company

Koresh Dance Company was founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer and artistic director Ronen (Roni) Koresh. Known for its high energy performances, the company is dedicated to the enrichment and advancement of the Philadelphia cultural community. Award support from the Center has been primarily directed to help the company bring new work to Philadelphia by eminent choreographers from outside the region, Europe, and the Middle East, both impacting audiences and extending the performance range of company dancers.

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FringeArts presented Australian dance company Chunky Move’s Mortal Engine, a dance piece that incorporates video, music, and laser performance with sound-initiated projections.

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Bill T. Jones is an artist, choreographer, dancer, theater director and writer, as well as the founder of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane and executive artistic director New York Live Arts.

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Operating onsite at Revolution Recovery, a recycling company in Northeast Philadelphia, RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency) is an arts organization acting as an artist-in-residency program, a materials supplier for artists and designers, a mouthpiece for outreach and education, and a source for exhibitions.

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.

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

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In 2005 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 66 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

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A Philadelphia dancer/choreographer with a penchant for humor and surprise, Gabrielle Revlock is a former Jeanne Ruddy Dance company member.

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Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko is the President and CEO of the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine, which presents the history and cultures of the Wabanaki people. She served as a panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation in 2015.

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In 2006 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 73 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

Dancing Diplomats follows choreographer Taras Lewyckyj’s work with Ukrainian artist Anatoly Kryvochyzha, whose choreography was blacklisted by the USSR in 1977.

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Established in 1963, Pennsylvania Ballet has extended its important Balanchine-based repertoire by presenting new works by a variety of contemporary choreographers.

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Wendy Perron is a writer, dancer, choreographer, and editor-at-large of Dance Magazine. Perron is a former member of the Trisha Brown Company.