Amy Smith

2006 Pew Fellow

Pew Fellow, 2006
Dance; joint Pew Fellowship with David Brick and Andrew Simonet

References

The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance is an evening-length autobiographical dance, the culmination of Philadelphia-based breakdancer Raphael Xavier’s 30 years of experience in hip-hop genres. Xavier, a 2013 Pew Fellow, plays with the rhythms of rap, break dancing and narrative to draw parallels between the performer’s body and the stage itself.

Grants & Grantees

FringeArts presents, develops, and commissions a range of high-quality contemporary performing and visual arts in Philadelphia.

Grants & Grantees

In addition to company productions, Group Motion hosts regular improvisational movement workshops, which allow the public to employ dance as a language of expression.

Grants & Grantees

Pew Fellow Lori Waselchuk’s photographs of post-Katrina New Orleans and the hospice at Angola Prison in Louisiana bring us into intimate contact with complex subjects.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Director and producer Melanie Joseph is the artistic producer and founder of the Foundry Theatre in New York City.

Born in Venezuela, Kotain works with various Philadelphia-area nonprofit cultural organizations to teach others about his Arab and Latin musical traditions.

A number of Center-supported performances take the stage this summer, including seven new musical commissions by The Crossing and the world premiere of Pablo Batista’s music and dance production El Viaje (The Journey).

Grants & Grantees

Merián Soto continued to develop the Branch Dance Series, a deeply meditative, multimedia performative process that became the basis for her piece in the 2009 FringeArts Festival.

Grants & Grantees

Thomas Dan is a multimedia artist and a 1995 Pew Fellow.

Stephen Berg, a 1993 Pew Fellow in Literature and founder of the American Poetry Review and Zig Zag Press, passed away on June 12.

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

Grants & Grantees

Headlong Dance Theater worked with a team of advisors to assess its options following the recent departure of one of its three founding directors.