FringeArts commissions, develops, and presents a range of high-quality contemporary performing and visual arts in Philadelphia. Works are staged during the annual Fringe Festival, and, since 2013, in a full-year schedule of performances by local, national, and international artists. FringeArts’ Center-supported works include Elevator Repair Service’s world premiere production of The Select: The Sun Also Rises; the US premiere of Food Court by Australia’s Back to Back Theatre; and a reimagined production of choreographer Lucinda Childs’ 1983 work Available Light. In 2016, FringeArts received Center support to bring South African playwright Brett Bailey to Philadelphia for a three-week residency and a presentation of his adaptation of Verdi’s opera Macbeth, set in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Artistic Director Nichole Canuso likes to explore “dances that celebrate the awkwardness, humor and surprise in human experience.”
This groundbreaking exhibition presented the early artwork of the late Pati Hill, an American writer who pioneered the use of the photocopier as an artistic tool in the 1970s.
Malavika Sarukkai, a leading Bharatanatyam dancer who challenges traditions of Indian classical dance, performed at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in April 2014.
Enid Mark (1932–2008) was a visual artist and a 2001 Pew Fellow.
Simon Dove is an independent curator and educator, and a co-curator of Crossing the Line, the annual trans-disciplinary fall festival in New York City.
InterAct Theatre Company is committed to producing socially and politically relevant work for theater.
Choreographer and director David Gordon will participate in three public rehearsals as he develops POLITICAL SHENANIGANS: dancing w/ Brecht & Eisler.
Alex Ross is music critic for The New Yorker and the author of The Rest is Noise: Listening to the 20th Century, a cultural history of 20th-century music.
EgoPo Classic Theater transforms classic theater and literature into provocative performances, placing equal emphasis on text, vocals, and movement. Its
Congolese choreographer and dancer Faustin Linyekula discusses why he believes that theater is “a lab for how we live as citizens.”
The New Year brings a multitude of Center-funded projects that innovate, inspire, and expand the possibilities of artistic discovery and expression.
A series of programs intended to generate public conversations around the connections between race, science, and social justice.