Amanda Miller

Artistic director of Miro Dance Theater, Amanda Miller has shown her work as a dancer and choreographer in venues ranging from England’s Royal Opera House to New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art. “I value dance, not for its surface pictures but for its fundamental insights into gravity, anatomy, and space,” Miller says. It is this approach to movement that led to Miller’s Center-supported choreographic research with Cambodian dance artist Sophiline Cheam Shapiro in Takhmao, Cambodia, which involved not only physical practice but critical analysis and reflection as well.

In this collaboration, Meredith Rainey researched and developed a new work that explored perception through the vehicle of the famous Rorschach test.

In perceiving the “just this”-ness, Group Motion Dance Company shares a preview of a new work by choreographer Susan Rethorst.

Two Center-funded performance projects presented by FringeArts at the 2015 Fringe Festival—Available Light and After the Rehearsal/Persona—have gained positive reviews in The New York Times.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Hema Rajagopalan is a bharata natyam dancer, teacher, and choreographer, and the founder and artistic director of Natya Dance Theatre, a professional touring company and school that has specialized in bharata natyam for the past 40 years. Rajagopalan served as a 2015 LOI panelist in Performance.

Grants & Grantees

In 1994 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 34 dance and music organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Tenor Vinson Cole has sung at most major opera houses across the globe, and worked with many of the world’s leading orchestral conductors.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Director of Three Aksha School of Performing Arts, Rao is trained in Bharatanatyam, a classical South Indian dance form marked by expressive hand gestures and elaborate rhythmic patterns.

On February 21, 2015, the Center launched our new multimedia online publication, A Steady Pulse: Restaging Lucinda Childs, 1963–78, at Danspace Project in New York City.

Grants & Grantees

Pasión y Arte is an all-female dance company that creates challenging and original modern flamenco works.

Grants & Grantees

Amy Smith is a dance artist, a founder of Headlong Dance Theater, and a 2006 Pew Fellow.

In the third iteration of the Center’s danceworkbook series, Dr. Linda Caruso Haviland introduces three performed lectures by Foster.

Collaborators & Colleagues

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.