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.
- EventFacing Front: Lectures and Performances by Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion (second set)
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.event-contentfacing-front-lectures-and-performances-by-jonathan-burrows-and-matteo-fargion
- Grants & GranteesSaltSoul
The universality of sudden loss and trauma will be examined in this multimedia dance theater work integrating Kim's heritage in traditional Korean dance with Western dance, improvisation, music, and found sound, to be developed in collaboration with Marion Ramírez, Germaine Ingram, Merián Soto, and Korean musician Gamin Hyosung Kang.grant-contentsaltsoul
- Grants & GranteesRaphstravaganza: An Urban Kinetic Experience
Leading hip-hop artist Raphael Xavier brought together masterful street performers, extreme BMX riders, acrobatic contortionists, and live music by saxophonist and composer Bobby Zankel for a contemporary circus-style performance in City Hall's courtyard that paid tribute to the soul of the urban street.grant-contentraphstravaganza-an-urban-kinetic-experience