Raices Culturales LatinoAmericanas

Dedicated to supporting and promoting Latin American culture, Raices Culturales LatinoAmericanas produces a variety of community programs and cultural showcases, such as the Latin Roots & Rhythms Festival, which was funded by the Center in 2011. The Center supported Feria de Sevilla in 2006, which brought together, for the first time, three of Philadelphia’s flamenco companies along with Spanish guest artist Carmella Greco. This was an unprecedented gathering that, for a moment, bridged the esthetic factions of this sector of the dance community.

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Collaborators & Colleagues

Pam Green is the founder and president of PMG Arts Management, which provides services to performing artists, companies, and organizations throughout the country.

Grants & Grantees

Dance artist and writer Lisa Kraus developed ThinkingDance.net, an online project that covers the landscape of dance in the Southeastern Pennsylvania region.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Suzanne Carbonneau is a dance writer and historian, and she directs the Institute for Dance Criticism at the American Dance Festival.

A program of Philadelphia University, The Design Center presents exhibitions, tours, programs, college courses, and special events that demonstrate how design shapes everyday life.

Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier takes his Center-supported autobiographical dance, The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance, to Chicago.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Roger LaMay is general manager at WXPN (88.5 FM), a public radio station operated by the University of Pennsylvania.

Grants & Grantees

The universality of sudden loss and trauma will be examined in this multimedia dance theater work integrating Kim’s heritage in traditional Korean dance with Western dance, improvisation, music, and found sound, to be developed in collaboration with Marion Ramírez, Germaine Ingram, Merián Soto, and Korean musician Gamin Hyosung Kang.

Collaborators & Colleagues

royal hartigan is a percussionist, pianist, and tap dancer. He has studied and performed the music of Asia, Africa, Europe, West Asia, and the Americas, and is versed in the traditions of African American blues, gospel, funk, hip-hop, and jazz. He served as a Center Performance panelist in 2014 and a Performance LOI panelist in 2015.

Grants & Grantees

Asian Arts Initiative, a multidisciplinary and community-based arts center in Philadelphia’s Chinatown, invested in new staffing and operations for its 24,000-square-foot facility.

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.

Poet, critic, and teacher Claudia La Rocco addresses the question “Should we dance in museums?” She argues that dance must be “contextualized in a larger curatorial framework.”

Specimen Stories, a new pilot program at the Wagner Free Institute of Science, will assess the value and success of creative interpretive approaches with and for young adults.