Janet Wong was trained in Hong Kong and London. After graduation, she joined the Berlin Ballet, where she first met Bill T. Jones. After moving to New York, she became rehearsal director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in 1996 and associate artistic director in 2006. She served as a Center LOI panelist in dance in 2012.
Isaiah Zagar is a mosaic mural artist and a 1995 Pew Fellow.
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.
Casey Childs is the founder and executive producer of Primary Stages in New York City.
Romi Crawford is an assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She previously worked at the Studio Museum in Harlem.
The Philadelphia Folklore Project supported the artists’ work on a multimedia piece that commemorated nine Africans who were once enslaved in the President’s House in Philadelphia.
Through the ongoing Center-funded project re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia, Painted Bride Art Center presents a new work by choreographer and Guggenheim Fellow Reggie Wilson.
Bhratanatyam dancer and choreographer Malavika Sarukkai will present a performance lecture that ties the language of Indian classical dance to its interpretation in the visual arts.
Eric Jacobsen, a conductor and cellist hailed by The New York Times as “an interpretive dynamo,” has built a reputation for engaging audiences with innovative and collaborative projects. In 2015, Jacobsen served as a Performance LOI panelist.
In 1999 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 46 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
Kidwell’s poignant, performer-driven theater work addresses the complexities of race and notions of American history with sharp intelligence and wry humor.
People’s Light & Theatre Company mounted a highly physical production of Shakespeare’s play with Guy Hollands of Glasgow’s Citizen’s Theatre and the National Theatre of Scotland.
At the February launch of the Center’s new multimedia online publication, A Steady Pulse: Restaging Lucinda Childs, 1963–78, Lucinda Childs and Judy Hussie-Taylor, executive director of Danspace Project, discussed Childs’ career and artistic influences.