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.
In addition to company productions, Group Motion hosts regular improvisational movement workshops, which allow the public to employ dance as a language of expression.
The New Year brings to the region an exciting array of Center-funded projects that promise to inspire, inform, and captivate audiences—from interdisciplinary works that blur boundaries in imaginative ways to unique commissions from international artists.
“The Unseen Sequence – Exploring Bharatanatyam Through the Art of Malavika Sarukkai* offers a glimpse into the talent and journey of one of India’s leading choreographers and dancers.
Wendy Rogers has choreographed and performed contemporary dances for over 40 years around the county, including California and New York.
Canuso’s new solo work Midway Avenue built on research initiated with UK-based choreographer Wendy Houstoun, premiered in May 2014 as part of FringeArts’ year-round programming.
Known for innovation, creativity, and preservation of African-American traditions in dance, Philadanco has been dancing in the Philadelphia community since 1970.
Taras Lewyckyj, the artistic director of Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, recovered, restaged, and documented lost works of acclaimed Ukrainian dance artist Anatoly Kryvochyzha.
Dancer Megan Bridge gives an insider’s perspective on performing Lucinda Childs’ work at the soft opening of the new FringeArts space.
The Fabric Workshop and Museum received support a two-year artist residency with Sarah Sze—a MacArthur Fellowship recipient known for her dazzlingly intricate, site-specific installations.
The Institute of Contemporary Art presents in-process showings of Cynthia Oliver’s dance-theatre work Virago-Man Dem, organized by Danielle Goldman.
Pew Fellow Nami Yamamoto’s cut-paper installations reflect the hundreds of natural and man-made objects she consistently collects, serving as visual resources and inspirations for her practice.
Dance scholar Linda Caruso Haviland discusses Forsythe’s curiosity about and drive towards the not-yet-known (the “possibles”) within the dance structure and the dancers.