Pasión y Arte

1/4: Israel Galván of Nuevo Flamenco: The Galván Legacy, the centerpiece of Pasión y Arte’s 2014 Flamenco Festival, performing La Curva. Photo by Luca Fiaccavento.
2/4: Israel Galván of Nuevo Flamenco: The Galván Legacy, the centerpiece of Pasión y Arte’s 2014 Flamenco Festival, performing La Curva. Photo by Felix Vazquez.
3/4: Image from Flamenco Hoy.
4/4: Israel Galván of Nuevo Flamenco: The Galván Legacy, the centerpiece of Pasión y Arte’s 2014 Flamenco Festival, performing La Curva. Photo by Felix Vazquez.

Pasión y Arte is an all-female dance company that creates challenging and original flamenco works. Led by Artistic Director Elba Hevia y Vaca, the company embraces elements of modern and traditional dances, multimedia, theater, and a progressive cultivation of feminist ideas in its expression of modern flamenco. In 2011, with Center support, Pasión y Arte presented the first-ever Philadelphia Flamenco Festival. The second iteration of the festival will be held in 2014, with performances from flamenco masters Israel and Pastora Galván and Rosario Toledo.

References

Leah Stein’s Center-funded project Battle Hymns, set to an original score by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, was remounted in San Francisco in the spring of 2013.

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

Pierre Bal-Blanc is an independent curator and been the director of Contemporary Art Centre of Brétigny in greater Paris since 2003.

Ain Gordon, the Center’s 2011–13 Visiting Artist, spoke with choreographer and director Merián Soto about her Center-supported piece, SoMoS.

Grants & Grantees

FringeArts presented Lucinda Childs’s Dance at its 2010 festival and organized a film series about the life and career of Childs and collaborator Philip Glass.

Grants & Grantees

Act II Playhouse produced this regional premiere by Irish playwright Sebastian Barry, which won the Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Susanna Sloat is a writer, editor, and arts consultant in New York City who has written about a diverse range of dance.

This grant provided support for the preservation of the Catholic chaplain’s office at Eastern State Penitentiary, which houses 23 murals painted in 1955 by inmate Lester Smith.

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia has a well-established reputation for distinguished performances of repertoire from the Baroque period through the 21st century.

Grants & Grantees

James Mills is a visual artist and a 1998 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Susan Warden is an independent choreographer who served as artistic director for 940 Dance Company at the Lawrence (Kansas) Arts Center.

Dedicated to supporting and promoting Latin American culture, Raices Culturales LatinoAmericanas produces a variety of community programs and cultural showcases.