Gil Boggs

Gil Boggs, artistic director of the Colorado Ballet, was a member of the American Ballet Theatre for 17 years and danced an extensive range of roles in both classical and contemporary works. Boggs also performed with the Twyla Tharp Dance Company, Baryshnikov and Company, Nureyev and Friends, and made several guest appearances around the world. In Boggs’ tenure with Colorado Ballet he has restaged full-length productions of Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Don Quixote, and Coppelia, along with new full-length productions of Romeo & Juliet, Le Corsaire, Beauty and the Beast, and Peter Pan. Boggs served as a Center dance panelist and LOI panelist in 2012.

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Grants & Grantees

The Settlement Music School hired a consulting firm to conduct a search for a new executive director and oversee the transition process.

Hip-hop dancer and Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier talks about how performing on the street differs from performing on stage.

The New Year brings to the region an exciting array of Center-funded projects that promise to inspire, inform, and captivate audiences—from interdisciplinary works that blur boundaries in imaginative ways to unique commissions from international artists.

Ballet répétiteurs such as Lincoln work one-on-one with dance artists to articulate and find the essence of a character or particular portrayal that becomes distinctive to their physicality.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Steve Zeitlin is the founding director of City Lore, an organization dedicated to the preservation of New York City’s—and America’s—living cultural heritage.

Congolese choreographer and dancer Faustin Linyekula discusses why he believes that theater is “a lab for how we live as citizens.”

The Community Education Center produced the 25th New Edge Artists Service Program and Performance Series, connecting emerging and established artists with resources to rehearse and showcase their work.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Sam Miller is the former president of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and currently serves on the Board of Amrita in Phnom Penh. He served as a Center dance panelist and LOI panelist in 2013, Pew Fellowships evaluator in 2014, and Pew Fellowships Panel Chair in 2015.

Grants & Grantees

Andrew Simonet is a dance artist, a founder of Artists U and Headlong Dance Theater, and a 2006 Pew Fellow.

The Philadelphia Flamenco Festival offers a free master class with flamenco master Pastora Galván.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Tom Hanchett is staff historian at Levine Museum of the New South.

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.