Jérôme Bel

Jérôme Bel. Photo by Feran McRope.

Jérôme Bel, born in 1964 in France, lives in Paris and works worldwide. An experimental choreographer, he provokes his audiences with witty, cerebral presentations that often break down the traditional barrier between performer and audience, and that pose questions about virtuosity and the nature of dance. His performances include Pichet Klunchun and Myself (2005), Véronique Doisneau (2004), The Last Performance (1998), and, in 2001, The Show Must Go On, which brings together 20 performers, 19 pop songs and one DJ, and for which he received the Bessie (a New York Dance and Performance Award) in 2005.


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Known for its high energy performances, Koresh Dance Company was founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer Ronen Koresh.

This paper by Indonesian dance scholar Sal Murgiyanto was originally presented at “Traces of Tradition,” a panel discussion held at the International Dance Conference, August 1-4, 2004.

Bryn Mawr College presents a retrospective of selected dances by Trisha Brown, an internationally known leader of post-modernism and an enduring renegade whose work has rarely been seen in Philadelphia.

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (the Center) today announced 53 grants in support of the Philadelphia region’s cultural organizations and artists. The 2016 awards total more than $10 million and provide funding for 12 new Pew Fellowships, 36 Project grants, and 5 Advancement grants.

Two Center-funded theater pieces premiere on Philadelphia stages in May, from Thaddeus Phillips and Pig Iron Theatre Company, both at FringeArts.

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In 1997 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 46 dance, music, and theater organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.

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Justin Cronin is a writer and a 2001 Pew Fellow.

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Artistic Director Nichole Canuso likes to explore “dances that celebrate the awkwardness, humor and surprise in human experience.”

WXPN is a public radio station operated by the University of Pennsylvania, best known for its World Cafe music program, distributed by National Public Radio.

Three concerts showcased classical Carnatic music of Southern India.

Bissell, the Center’s Performance director, and Adair, director of Exhibitions & Public Interpretation, discuss the origins and learnings of a Center interdisciplinary research project between dancers and historians that explored alternative ways of interpreting historic sites. Participants in the project reflect on its outcomes and implications.