Janet Pilla

Janet Pilla has danced on many stages in her native Philadelphia over the past 25 years. During her professional career, she has performed numerous reconstructions of the work of José Limón, Doris Humphrey, Anna Sokolow, and Mary Anthony and, with Center support, the reconstruction and performance of a 1963 Pauline Koner solo.

Grants & Grantees

Robert Crowder (1930–2012) was the founder of Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble and a 2004 Pew Fellow in folk and traditional arts.

Choreographer Ralph Lemon talks about ephemerality in relationship to his work in the dance field, and the complexity of memory.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dr. Linda Caruso Haviland, associate professor at Bryn Mawr College, is the founder and director of its dance program as well as the chair of the arts program.

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.

Brenda Dixon Gottschild’s Center-supported book on Joan Myers Brown received a great deal of media attention upon its release.

This month in Fellows Friday news: Alex Da Corte prepares for a major exhibition at ICA Philadelphia, and new albums from Orrin Evans, Mary Lattimore, and Chris Forsyth have generated buzz. We also say goodbye to jazz violinist John Blake, Jr.

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.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Producer, writer, director, and founder of Blueberry Hill Productions, Laurie Kahn has a number of writing credits to her name for award-winning films and television series.

Grants & Grantees

Since 1980, Susan Hess Modern Dance has sought to grow the audience for contemporary dance and support independent dance artists in the Philadelphia community.

Philadanco reconstructs Bad Blood, a highly physical and seldom-performed piece by Ulysses Dove.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Ann Hamilton is internationally recognized for her large scale, multimedia installations.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dan Hurlin currently teaches performance art, dance, and puppetry at Sarah Lawrence College, where he also serves as the director of the graduate program in theater. In 2015, Hurlin served as a Performance LOI panelist.