Pennsylvania Ballet

1/4: Pennsylvania Ballet performing William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.
2/4: Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancers Amy Aldridge and Ian Hussey performing In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated. Photo by Candice DeTore.
3/4: Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancers Amy Aldridge and Ian Hussey performing In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated. Photo by Candice DeTore.
4/4: Pennsylvania Ballet dancers performing Carmen. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.

Established in 1963, Pennsylvania Ballet has extended its important Balanchine-based repertoire by presenting new works by a variety of contemporary choreographers. In 2012, with Center support, the ballet presented Artifact Suite by William Forsythe, staged by three former Forsythe dancers. This repertory acquisition was accompanied by a symposium with Forsythe, his dramaturge Freya Vass-Rhee, dance writer Jennifer Homans, and project specialist Linda Caruso Haviland. The Forsythe project raised company awareness of the significance of documentation and the development of an archive of research that can continue the life of a particular dance beyond its performance.

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Grants & Grantees

David Brick is a dance artist, a founder of Headlong Dance Theater, and a 2006 Pew Fellow.

A music and movement performance that will offer audiences a distinctive interpretation of Miguel de Cervantes’ four-century-old classic, Don Quixote.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Billie Tsien, with Tod Williams, founded Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects in 1986. Their studio, located in New York City, focuses on work for institutions—museums, schools, and non-profits.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Claudia La Rocco’s work frequently revolves around interdisciplinary collaborations and performances. A faculty member of the School of Visual Arts’ graduate program in Art Criticism and Writing, La Rocco also teaches at Stanford University.

Grants & Grantees

Bowerbird is a presenting organization that showcases over 70 events annually, with a focus on raising awareness of “provocative and divergent musical traditions.”

Collaborators & Colleagues

David Gutkin is a PhD student in historical musicology who writes on philosophy of graphic notation in the mid-20th century, music and politics, and ludic theory.

Grants & Grantees

Gabriel Martinez is a visual artist and a 2001 Pew Fellow.

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.

Choreographer Stephen Petronio and artist Janine Antoni on how visual arts organizations can invite audiences into performative experiences.

Grants & Grantees

Winifred Lutz is an installation artist and a 1992 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

Benjamin Volta (Pew Fellow, 2015) creates intricate public murals and sculptures, and works within the fields of education, restorative justice, and urban planning.

Fall begins with a lively schedule of Center-funded projects, including ambitious artistic collaborations, performance premieres, exhibition openings, and experimental installations.