Led by artistic director and choreographer Nichole Canuso, Nichole Canuso Dance Company (NCDC) presents movement-based, often participatory, works that incorporate dance, theater, and visual art, and are often performed in nontraditional spaces. The company has toured to such venues as New York’s Dance Theater Workshop and Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, San Francisco’s ODC, and Washington, DC’s Dance Place. NCDC has received Center support for several projects, including Midway Avenue (2013), a movement research collaboration with UK choreographer Wendy Houstoun; TAKES (2010), a multimedia performance installation exploring dance and cinema; and Wandering Alice (2008), a site-specific performance inspired by Lewis Carroll and Haruki Murakami. In 2016, the Center awarded a Discovery grant to NCDC to develop new performance techniques that integrate movement, voice, and personal history.
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.
A young choreographer who has already produced provocative, experimental dance works, Poe (Pew Fellow, 2011) is the founder of dance/theater company idiosynCrazy productions.
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.
People’s Light will collaborate with the National Theatre of Scotland to develop research and the building blocks for a theater piece that explores the question: What is meaningful work in the 21st century?
In the second iteration of the Center’s danceworkbook series, dancer and choreographer Roko Kawai reflects upon and shares images of her dance work since 1992.
Christoph Cox is Professor of Philosophy at Hampshire College. He is the author of Nietzsche: Naturalism and Interpretation (California, 1999), and co-editor of Realism Materialism Art (Sternberg, 2015) and Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music (Continuum, 2004).
RoseAnne Spradlin is a New York City-based choreographer whose work explores body consciousness and innovation of structural forms in contemporary dance.
Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is the oldest natural history museum in North America.
Tom Schorgl has been president and CEO of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture since its inception in 1997.
Choreographer Jonathan Burrows and composer Matteo Fargion lead a master class investigating choreographic and compositional process, performance and philosophies, questioning how a performance can be made and what it might communicate to someone watching.
The Leah Stein Dance Company is committed to making dances spontaneously, rigorously, in collaboration, and in connection with the moment, often as site-specific works.
Bringing together some of hip-hop’s most influential pioneers, Clark will present what he calls his “physical autobiography” in a dance-theater performance blending street dance techniques with spoken word narration and video.