Cynthia Ling Lee is a contemporary choreographer who draws on both postmodern and North Indian classical kathak training in her dance making. Her choreography and scholarship have been presented throughout Asia and the United States at venues such as the Asia Society (New York), Chandra-Mandapa: Spaces (Chennai), Colorado College (Colorado Springs), Congress on Research in Dance (Ann Arbor), Dance Theater Workshop (New York), Department of Performing Arts (Phnom Penh), India International Centre (New Delhi), National Asian-American Theater Festival (Los Angeles), Painted Bride Arts Center (Philadelphia), REDCAT (Los Angeles), Taman Ismail Marzuki (Jakarta), Taipei National University of the Arts (Taipei), and the World Dance Alliance (New Delhi). Lee’s artistic collaborators include the Post Natyam Collective; choreographers Sheetal Gandhi and Anusha Kedhar; musicians David Cutler, Paul Livingstone, and Loren Nerell; and visual artists YaYa Chou and Carole Kim. Lee was the recipient of a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, an Asia-Pacific Performing Arts Exchange Fellowship, a Santa Monica Individual Artist Fellowship, a Swarthmore Project Residency, a Taipei Artist Village Residency, and two Durfee ARC Grants. She is currently assistant professor of dance at University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She served as a Center panelist in dance in 2013, and a LOI panelist in Performance in 2014.
A live and digital theatrical experience will question the impact of technology on human connectivity as two actors perform their roles on separate continents—one live in a theater and the other projected through a live-streaming video feed.
The world premiere of Tony Award-winning playwright John Guare’s Lydie Breeze Cycle, an epic trilogy about an American family, set between the Civil War and the birth of 20th-century industrialism, will be performed in a consecutive cycle for the first time.
Pew Fellows Eileen Neff and Raphael Xavier are among the distinguished recipients of 2016 Guggenheim Fellowships.
Opera Philadelphia’s 2013 production of Silent Night received media attention in the New York Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, founding director of Urban Bush Women, on why “wanting profound social change and being an artist [are] not contradictory or binary places.”
Toshi Reagon has collaborated with top innovators across a wide spectrum of the entertainment field for nearly 30 years. Reagon served as an LOI panelist in Performance in 2015.
The Wilma Theater creates living, adventurous art through bold and ambitious design choices.
Film, television, and stage actor Robert Prosky (1930–2008) had hundreds of credits to his name in television, film, and the theater.
royal hartigan is a percussionist, pianist, and tap dancer. He has studied and performed the music of Asia, Africa, Europe, West Asia, and the Americas, and is versed in the traditions of African American blues, gospel, funk, hip-hop, and jazz. He served as a Center Performance panelist in 2014 and a Performance LOI panelist in 2015.
This event features saxophonists/composers Mahanthappa and Lehman, and WNYC’s John Schaefer, as they address the unique challenges of collaborating across genres.
Terrence Cameron is a musician and a 2000 Pew Fellow in folk and traditional arts.
Todd Noe is a sculptor and a 1996 Pew Fellow.