Philadanco

Tommie Waheed Evans. Photo by Lois Greenfield.

Known for innovation, creativity, and preservation of African-American traditions in dance, Philadanco has been dancing in the Philadelphia community since 1970. Initially founded in response to the lack of opportunity in professional companies for African-American dancers, the company performs for, and is comprised of, a diverse representation of ethnicities and communities. Founder and Artistic Director Joan Myers Brown was recently awarded a 2012 National Medal of Arts by President Obama for her work as a dancer, choreographer, and artistic director.

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This month, Center-funded projects from Silvana Cardell and Anna Drozdowski culminate in live performances and workshops, while FringeArts looks forward to a fall theater presentation by hosting a discussion with Obie Award-winning Belgian theater director Ivo van Hove.

Anna Drozdowski, a curator of performance, hosts European duo Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion for a two-week retrospective of their collaborative career. The two juxtapose the formality of music composition with a radical and open approach to performance, composition and audience.

Grants & Grantees

As a presenting arts organization, the Painted Bride offers a wide range of work in music, dance, spoken word, and theater.

Legendary downtown theater artist Richard Schechner asks, “What’s the difference between forgery and art,” between “new” and “original?”

Grants & Grantees

Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series has been presenting innovative works in the Philadelphia area since 1984, most recently showcasing the work of choreographer Trisha Brown, as well as John Jasperse and Urban Bush Women, and international artists Khmer Arts Ensemble and Compagnie Jant-Bi.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Chris Jennings is the managing director of Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC, an exemplary producer of classical work, including daring adaptations.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Cynthia Oliver is a New York Dance and Performance Award (“Bessie”)-winning choreographer whose work has been presented nationally and internationally.

Choreographers Reggie Wilson and Faustin Linyekula discuss the role of “place” in their artistic practices.

Grants & Grantees

Dave Burrell is a pianist and a 1996 Pew Fellow.

Bryn Mawr College presents an open studio lecture and demonstration with Trisha Brown Dance Company members, Pennsylvania Ballet dancers, and choreographer Stephen Petronio

Collaborators & Colleagues

A Philadelphia dancer/choreographer with a penchant for humor and surprise, Gabrielle Revlock is a former Jeanne Ruddy Dance company member.

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