Claudia La Rocco

Claudia La Rocco’s work frequently revolves around interdisciplinary collaborations and performances. She is the author of The Best Most Useless Dress (Badlands Unlimited, 2014), and a regular contributor to Artforum and The New York Times. She founded ThePerformanceClub.org and is a member of Off the Park Press, as well as an editor-at-large for The Brooklyn Rail. A faculty member of the School of Visual Arts’ graduate program in Art Criticism and Writing, La Rocco also teaches at Stanford University.

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The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (the Center) announced today its 2015 grants in support of the Philadelphia region’s cultural organizations and artists. Marking the Center’s 10th year of grantmaking, a total of more than $9.6 million will provide funding for 12 new Pew Fellowships, 34 Project grants, and three Advancement grants.

Nick Stuccio, President and Producing Director at FringeArts, on how curation in performance might differ from curation in the visual arts.

Philadelphia Young Playwrights will identify new technological tools that maximize the impact of its programming and allow for quality instruction and individualized attention.

Gabrielle Revlock shares a solo version of her recent duet with Nicole Bindler, about two female artists in a spectacle-driven world.

Collaborators & Colleagues

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.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Shannon Jackson is the Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts and Design, the Cyrus and Michelle Hadidi Chair of the Humanities, and a Professor of Rhetoric and of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Recognized for her expressive and exuberant performances, soprano Harolyn Blackwell’s career has spanned opera, concert, and recital stages around the world.

Frank Sherlock is named Philadelphia’s new poet laureate, William Daley receives a solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and poets Teresa Leo, Pattie McCarthy, and Jenn McCreary release new books.

We speak to choreographer and dancer Jumatatu Poe who has produced such provocative, experimental dance works as the Center-funded Private Places.

FringeArts presented the Philadelphia premieres of Jérôme Bel’s The Show Must Go On and Jan Fabre’s Another Sleepy Dusty Delta Day in the 2008 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival.

Grants & Grantees

Charles Cohen (Pew Fellow, 2011) has been characterized as a “special and singular musician” with a highly developed and refined voice.

Boston-based guest curator Lucia Sanroman has invited Cohabitation Strategies, an innovative European urban design and performance group, to work with Mural Arts on a community-driven project.