Boris Charmatz is a choreographer, dancer, and director of Musée de la danse (Museum of Dance). With Musée de la danse, Charmatz initiated projects including préfiguration, expo zéro, rebutoh, brouillon (rough draft), 20 Dancers for the XX Century, Fous de danse (Mad about dance), and Petit Musée de la danse. Charmatz served as associate artist of the 2011 Festival d’Avignon, and he has collaborated on projects with museums around the world, including MoMA and Tate Modern. In 2016 with Center support, Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design brought Charmatz to Philadelphia for a residency and public presentation of his performance piece for 24 dancers, Levée des conflits (Suspension of conflicts). Viscerally and conceptually compelling, Levée des conflits is a work based on 25 repetitive movements that unfold over time.
A concert series celebrated the music and life of the Philadelphia jazz trumpeter and composer Clifford Brown.
Paul Schimmel was the chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) from 1990 to 2012 and has organized over 50 exhibitions in his career.
The William Way LGBT Community Center presents OutBeat: America’s First Queer Jazz Festival. The four-day festival will highlight intersections between sexual orientation, gender identity, and jazz history and culture.
While in Philadelphia to perform August: Osage County in April 2010, Academy Award-winning actress Estelle Parsons met with local theater professionals at the Center to talk about acting.
Since his emergence as a professional jazz saxophonist and composer in the 1950s, Wayne Shorter has earned a reputation as one of the most influential jazz musicians of our time.
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.
This large-scale performance piece revealed unique insights into Fryderyk Chopin as both a historical figure and a masterful composer, as the piano parts for two concerti were replaced with powerful spoken monologues constructed from fragments of Chopin’s letters and biographies, performed in Polish by actress Barbara Wysocka and accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.
Peter d’Agostino is a multimedia artist and a 1992 Pew Fellow.
Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design fosters the study, exploration, and management of the arts: media, design, the performing, and visual.
MacArthur Fellow Vijay Iyer is a critically-acclaimed jazz pianist and composer.
A number of ongoing and recently completed Center-funded projects have filled theater houses and garnered extensive media coverage.
Wendy Sutter is widely acclaimed as a cellist by critics in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. In 2015, Sutter served as an LOI panelist in Performance.