Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams is a dancer, choreographer, and puppeteer who has crafted and performed choreographic works in New York City and abroad. He has danced for Douglas Dunn & Dancers, Tere O’Connor Dance, John Kelly, Yoshiko Chuma & the School of Hard Knocks, and Rebecca Lazier’s TERRAIN, among others. He served as a Center panelist and LOI panelist in dance in 2012.


Collaborators & Colleagues

Susan Franano offers services through Franano Arts Management Consulting following nine years as executive director of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.

During Dancing around the Bride’s run at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the exhibition received a string of glowing reviews from the New York Times.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Gil Boggs is artistic director of the Colorado Ballet. Previously, he was a member of the American Ballet Theatre for 17 years.

Grants & Grantees

Raphael Xavier (Pew Fellow, 2013) has practiced “breaking,” an acrobatic street dance style commonly known as breakdancing, since 1983.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Avital Ronell is the author of numerous substantial works and one of the major forces in contemporary literary criticism and philosophy.

Please Touch Museum received an Advancement grant to research and develop a new set of blended digital and hands-on exhibitions, education programs, and marketing and distribution strategies.

Having created this work over the course of a decade, Malavika Sarukkai pays homage to the sacred river Ganga and its importance in Indian culture, history, the environment, and spirituality.

The American Philosophical Society was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin to “promote useful knowledge.” Its museum routinely commissions artists to complement and expand on exhibition programming.

Writer and dancer Wendy Perron evokes Trisha Brown to explain why contemporary dance is open to multiple meanings.

Grants & Grantees

Headlong Dance Theater brought dance directly into the private homes of Philadelphia citizens, where the members of those households became the dancers.

Poet, critic, and teacher Claudia La Rocco addresses the question “Should we dance in museums?” She argues that dance must be “contextualized in a larger curatorial framework.”

Spanish dancer and choreographer Rosario Toledo choreographed an original dance for Pasión y Arte, marking the company’s first collaboration with a major flamenco artist.