Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre

Since the company’s inception in 1984, Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre has been creating performance with a focus on devised work that includes forays into pop culture and political satire. With Center support, the company has produced six new interdisciplinary works and has worked with a consultant to restructure its nEW Festival, which supports artistic collaboration and sharing of resources among diverse dance artists in Greater Philadelphia.

References

Brenda Dixon Gottschild’s Center-supported book on Joan Myers Brown received a great deal of media attention upon its release.

Grants & Grantees

Bo Bartlett is a painter and a 1993 Pew Fellow.

A yearlong research project on voice and movement culminates in an open public showing and panel discussion with Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, Stein, and the research ensemble.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dr. Susan Leigh Foster is a choreographer, dancer, and scholar. Her “danced lectures” became a launching point for the third iteration of the Center’s danceworkbook series.

Grants & Grantees

The first museum in the nation focused on families with children ages seven and younger, Please Touch Museum enriches the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play.

Grants & Grantees

Bristol Riverside Theatre is a vibrant, engaged community theater in the northeast reaches of the Philadelphia area.

Collaborators & Colleagues

An employee of the Chicago History Museum since 1982, Russell Lewis currently holds the position of executive vice president and chief historian.

Grants & Grantees

The Arden Theatre Company launched a playwright residency program that gives audiences behind-the-scenes access to the creative process of a theater production.

Midway Avenue is a solo performance that uses personal reminiscences and universal yearnings to explore the relationship between memory and self.

Jaye Allison collaborated with the 2nd Generation Silver Belles tap group to create a new work honoring the five original Silver Belles.

Grants & Grantees

Steve Krieckhaus is a dancer and a 1992 Pew Fellow.

The Painted Bride Art Center hosts a public conversation with dancer and choreographer Faustin Linyekula and Dr. Rizvana Bradley of Emory University. A dynamic discussion on practice, process, artistry, and social concerns will be followed by a reception.