Charmaine Warren is a performer, historian, consultant, and dance writer. She is founder, producer, and artistic director for the Montclair dance festival “Dance on the Lawn,” co-curator of Harlem Stage’s E-Moves, and lead curator for Dance at the Wassaic Project festival. A former dancer with David Roussvève/REALITY, Warren is a faculty member at Hunter College and Empire State College’s Center for Distance Learning, and a former faculty member at The Ailey School, the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, and the Joffrey Ballet School’s jazz & contemporary trainee program. Her writing has been published in Dance Magazine, The New York Amsterdam News, and others. Warren holds a PhD in history from Howard University, an MA in dance research, reconstruction, and choreography from the City College of New York, and BAs in speech and theatre, dance, and English from Montclair State University. In 2016, she served as an LOI panelist in Performance.
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.
Laurie Uprichard is the executive director of Stephen Petronio Company, and former director of the Dublin Dance Festival.
Bryn Mawr College’s retrospective introduced local audiences to Rethorst’s work and featured a series of public events, all of which provided unique windows into Rethorst’s methodology.
Eric Schoefer is a dancer and a 1999 Pew Fellow.
We sat down with Bill Adair and Bill Bissell to discuss the importance of ongoing conversations with the region’s cultural practitioners, the role of “thinking partners,” and how Center staff supports the Project grant applications process.
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.
The new FringeArts space on Columbus Boulevard opened last week with Elephant Room, the premiere of which was funded by the Center in 2011.
Michael Orlove currently serves as the director of artist communities and presenting & multidisciplinary works for the National Endowment for the Arts and has responsibility over the NEA’s international programs.
Ana Janevski is Associate Curator in the Department of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art. In 2015, Janevski served as an LOI panelist in Performance.
In this month’s Pew Fellows news highlights, photographer Emmet Gowin shows his work at the Morgan Library and Museum, and jazz pianist Matt Mitchell and choreographer Susan Rethorst are awarded Doris Duke Impact Awards. Bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma will pay tribute to the late Ornette Coleman, and visual performance artist Kate Watson-Wallace gives an interview on the evolution of her practice.
Fath Davis Ruffins is curator of the division of home and community life at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
taisha paggett is a Los Angeles-based artist whose individual and collaborative work for the stage, gallery, and public space takes up questions of the body, agency, and the phenomenology of race and gender. In 2015, paggett served as a Performance LOI panelist.